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Ms Jane Martin

Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) and Alcohol and Obesity Policy at Cancer Council Victoria

Ms Jane  Martin

Jane Martin BA, MPH, Hon Doc (Deakin) is the Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) and Alcohol and Obesity Programs, Cancer Council Victoria.

Jane’s substantive role is to lead the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and GLOBE - the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University. The OPC advocates for policy and regulatory reform to prevent overweight and obesity, with a focus on food marketing, labelling and pricing measures. She oversees the Cancer Council healthy weight campaigns and is involved in advocating for alcohol policy reforms at a Victorian as well as a national level.

For more than thirty years, Jane has worked in public health advocacy, engaging in tobacco control, alcohol policy and obesity prevention. Her interests lie in research, knowledge translation and partnerships to support reform. She is active in the media as a commentator and advises state and federal governments on obesity policy. She collaborates on research grants and authors academic papers, blogs and opinion pieces.

Jane was awarded a Deakin Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to public health advocacy in 2018 and the Public Health Association’s President’s Award in 2019. She is co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, President of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society and a Churchill Fellow.