Professor Sharon Friel is an ARC Laureate Fellow in Planetary Health Equity at the School of Regulation and Global Governance and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance

Professor Friel’s research focuses on the political economy of health; governance and the planetary, social and commercial determinants of health inequities. Her 2019 book “Climate Change and the People’s Health” highlights the importance of addressing the global consumptogenic system.

Fields of expertise



Government gets F for housing during COVID-19

The Federal Government has failed in its housing policy response during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report card by…

9 November 2021


Australia to ‘bounce back better’ if COVID policies stay

Experts are calling for many of the 156 government policy measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic…

27 August 2020


Consumption-driven climate change leaves the poor worse off

Climate change is disproportionately impacting the poor, elderly and people with a disability , according to an expert…

24 February 2020


Climate, malnutrition must have a place in trade talks

Global trade talks are silent on three of the world’s most pressing issues — malnutrition, obesity and climate…

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