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Dr. Melissa Mialon

Research Fellow (Trinity Business School)

 


Dr Mélissa Mialon is a food engineer with a PhD in nutrition. She is a Research Fellow with Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland. Her work is funded by an « Applying Research into Policy and Practice Fellowship » from the Irish Health Research Board. Mélissa co-coordinates the « Governance, Ethics and Conflicts of Intrest in Public Health » (GECI-PH) network. She is a consultant for various health and consumers organisations, including the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr Mialon has published 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, including publications in the Lancet Planetary Health, Social Science and Medicine, Obesity Reviews, Globalization and Health, Addiction, and the International Breastfeeding Journal. She also published book chapters and participated in the writing of commissioned reports. Her research focuses on commercial determinants of health, particularly the influence of the food and alcohol industries on public health policy, research and practice. Dr Mialon developed a novel approach to identify and monitor the political practices of the food industry at the national level. Her research protocol was developed for INFORMAS - a global network for monitoring food environments. She also conducts research on solutions to address the influence of corporations on public health policy, research and practice.
  Addiction and substance abuse   Alcohol and drug policy   Business Organisation and Processes   Diabetes   Globalisation   Human rights   Lactation   Malnutrition   Non communicable diseases   Nutrition/Dietetics   Obesity   Public health   Public Policy   Sociological influences on health   Whistleblower protection
Mialon M., Swinburn B. & Sacks G., A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate political activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information, Obesity Reviews, 16, (7), 2015, p519-530 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mialon M., Vandevijvere S., Carriedo A., Bero L., Gomes F., Petticrew M., McKee M., Stuckler D. & Sacks G. , Mechanisms for addressing and managing the influence of corporations on public health policy, research and practice: a scoping review., BMJ Open, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mialon M., An overview of the commercial determinants of health., Globalization and health, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sacks G, Riesenberg D, Mialon M, Dean S, Cameron AJ., The characteristics and extent of food industry involvement in peer-reviewed research articles from 10 leading nutrition-related journals in 2018., PloS one, 15, (12), 2020, pe0243144 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tanrikulu H., Neri D., Robertson A. & Mialon M., Corporate political activity of the baby food industry: the example of Nestlé in the United States of America., International breastfeeding journal, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mialon M. & McCambridge J. , Alcohol industry corporate social responsibility initiatives and harmful drinking: a systematic review., European journal of public health, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCambridge J., Mialon M. & Hawkins B. , Alcohol industry involvement in policymaking: a systematic review., Addiction , 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCambridge J. & Mialon, M. , Alcohol industry involvement in science: A systematic review of the perspectives of the alcohol research community., Drug and alcohol review, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mialon M., Sêrodio P. & Scagliusi F, Criticism of the NOVA classification: who are the protagonists? , World Nutrition, 2018, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.26596/wn.201893176-240 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mialon M., Jaramillo A., Caro P., Flores M., González L., Gutierrez-Gómez Y., Lay L., López-Arana S., López-Bautista F., Mata C., Moliterno P., Palomares L., Páramo K., Rauber F. & Rivas-Mariño G., Involvement of the food industry in nutrition conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean., Public health nutrition, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Crosbie E., Mialon M., Kearns C. & Schmidt L, Industry Interference in Nutrition Science Reaches into Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Transnational Soda Corporations in Colombia, BMJ Opinion, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate political activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information in, editor(s)by N.Kenworthy, R. MacKenzie and K. Lee , Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance, Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016, [35. Mialon M., Swinburn B. & Sacks G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mialon M., Governments Push Infant Formula [Book review], World Nutrition, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED