This multidisciplinary collaboration brings together experts in international policy, law, data science, public health and political science to generate new knowledge of how to improve health safeguards in International Investment Agreements (IIAs) in Australia and globally, to protect and promote public health.
Assoc Prof Anne Marie Thow
Prof Andrew Mitchell 
Dr Wolfgang Alschner
Dr Ashley Schram 
Dr Shahadat Uddin
Asst Prof Pepita Barlow 
Dr Fabio Gomes 
Dr Alison Tedstone
Dr Dori Patay
Takwa Tissaoui 
Tien Dat Hoang 
Haohui Lu 
A/Prof Anne Marie Thow‘s research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy, with a particular focus on the interface between economic policy and nutrition. Anne Marie currently collaborates on research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, designed to strengthen nutrition policy making.
Andrew is Associate Dean (Research) and Professor at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, and a member of the Indicative List of Panelists to hear WTO disputes. He has previously practised law with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) and consults for States, international organisations and the private sector.
Wolfgang Alschner holds the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law at the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Section. He is an internationally known empirical legal scholar specialized in international economic law and the computational analysis of law.
Ashley Schram is a Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance.
Academic profile
Dr Shahadat Uddin is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sydney, Australia. He has research interests in machine learning, complex networks, health informatics and project analytics. Dr Uddin has published in several international and multi-disciplinary journals.
Pepita Barlow is Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is also Director of the MSc in International Health Policy.
Fabio Gomes is a nutritionist, with a Masters in Population Studies and Social Research, and a PhD in Public Health. He is currently the Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity for the Americas at the Pan-American Health Organization/ World Health Organization.
Dr Alison Tedstone retired from England’s Department of Health and Social Care in 2022. There she was the Chief Nutritionist and led the nutrition programmes including nutrition surveys, scientific advice and actions to improve diet and promote physical activity. 
Dr Dori Patay is a Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics, The University of Sydney, Australia. She is an interdisciplinary researcher who investigates public health issues with a regulation and governance, political science and development lens, with a particular focus on multisectoral governance.
Takwa Tissaoui is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics. She is a graduate of the Master of Sustainability from the University of Sydney and has a multidisciplinary background in international relations and international business. 
Tien Dat Hoang is a passionately young and promising legal specialist who received education in Vietnam and Australia. Since 2022, he has become a PhD (Law) candidate at Monash University to study “The Inner Mechanism of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Case Study of Vietnam”. 
Haohui Lu is pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy in machine learning at the University of Sydney. Previously, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in operations management and decision sciences, a graduate certificate in data science and a Master of project management from the University of Sydney.