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Consumer input in healthcare decision-making

Posted by Paul Scuffham on 3 August 2015

As part of an ARC Linkage Grant, Paul Scuffham and his team are conducting a study on the use of Citizen's Juries (CJ) to engage consumers in healthcare decision-making. In a first, they are using DCE surveys to quantify changes in consumer preferences after participation on a CJ.

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Taxing Junk Foods

Posted by Tracy Comans on 16 June 2015

A recent article in The Daily Telegraph highlights the endeavors of healthcare professionals and researchers to convince the Australian government of the benefit of taxing junk foods.

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Early childhood food consumption and dietary patterns

Posted by Erin Pitt on 11 June 2015

Erin is working on her PhD at CAHE, Griffith University. The aim of her research is to investigate the influence of the food environment and socio-economic and demographic factors on dietary intake in early childhood (3-5 years of age).

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The cost-effectiveness and consumer acceptability of taxation strategies to reduce obesity in Australian children

Posted by Tracy Comans on 1 June 2015

Tracy Comans and her team conducted a study on the acceptability and cost-effectiveness of taxation of junk foods in halting and reversing the problem of childhood obesity. The study was funded by the Australian National Preventative Health Agency.

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