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Dr. Melissa Mialon

Research Assistant Professor (Trinity Business School)

 


Dr Mélissa Mialon is a food engineer with a PhD in nutrition. Dr Mialon is a Research Assistant Professor at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland. Her research is funded by an « Applying Research into Policy and Practice Fellowship » from the Irish Health Research Board. She is also an honorary Research Fellow at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. Dr Mialon is a consultant for various health and consumers organisations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Dr Mialon co-coordinates the « Governance, Ethics and Conflicts of Intrest in Public Health » (GECI-PH) network. Dr Mialon has published peer-reviewed articles 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. She published a book « Big Food & Cie » in French in October 2021. Her research focuses on commercial determinants of health, particularly the practices used by corporations to influence 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
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
Portuguese Fluent Basic Basic
Spanish Fluent Medium Medium
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World Public Health and Nutrition Association present
World Federation of Public Health Associations present
European Public Health Association
Governance, Ethics, and Conflicts of Interest in Public Health (GECI-PH) network 2018 present
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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Mélissa Mialon, Big Food & Cie, Editions Thierry Souccar, France, Editions Thierry Souccar, 2021, 270pp, Book, 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

  

Award Date
Travel scholarship, World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020, Brisbane, Australia [online due to COVID19 outbreak], conference organiser 2020
Travel support, 2020 Global Alcohol Policy Conference, Dublin, Ireland, GECI-PH network 2020
Seed funding for fieldwork in Colombia and Chile for my FAPESP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Faculty of Health Science, AUB, Lebanon - funded by IDRC (US$ 6,000) 2019
Higher Degree by Research Grant to undertake PhD related activities, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia (AUD$ 3,000) 2016
Faculty of Health support for online research journal publications cost, Deakin University, Australia (AUD$ 1,745) 2016
Higher Degree by Research Conference Grant, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Australia (AUD$ 1,600) 2016
Early Career Small Grant to undertake PhD-related fieldwork in Fiji, Strategic Research Centre - Population Health, Deakin University, Australia (AUD$ 3,350) [competitive] 2014
Higher Degree by Research Grant to undertake PhD related activities, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia (AUD$ 1,080) 2014
Travel grant, "French Researchers in Australia Network Conference 2014", Sydney, Australia, French Embassy in Australia 2014
Small grant for postgraduates to undertake an internship at Action Contre la Faim, Paris, Rotary Club Dijon, France (1,000€) [competitive] 2012
International mobility grant for postgraduates to spend one academic year in Ireland, Region of Burgundy, France (3,000€) 2010
European academic exchange Erasmus programme grant to spend one academic year in Ireland, European Union (1,200€) 2010
International mobility grant for postgraduates to undertake a 5 month internship in the USA, Region of Burgundy, France (1,680€) 2010
Contest on "foreign manufactured goods" (200€, second prize), Agrosup Dijon, France 2011
National writing contest on "resistance and deportation during World War II" - first and third prizes, Alpes Maritimes department - Ministry of Education, France 2005
Commercial determinants of health; corporate political activity and public health; conflicts of interest; food industry; infant formula industry and breastfeeding; alcohol industry; non-communicable diseases; nutrition; public health governance; multi-stakeholder mechanisms; health policies; political economy of the food industry; ethics