Professor Sharon Friel

PhD, MSc
Director and Professor of Health Equity & ARC Future Fellow
RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance
College of Asia and the Pacific
Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Sharon Friel is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Planetary Health Equity Hothouse and Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. Her 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.

Research interests

  • Health governance and regulation
  • Social determinants of health equity
  • Political economy of health
  • Global health
  • Food systems
  • Climate change
  • Urbanisation