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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Amanda Joan Lee

 
Dr. Amanda Joan Lee

Dr. Amanda Joan Lee, Senior Adviser, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, The Sax Institute

Speech Title
Food, Health and Environmental Sustainability

Experience
Senior Adviser, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, The Sax Institute, Sydney
Consultant, Public Health Nutrition

Education
University of Sydney, Australia, 1992

Specialized Field
Dr. Lee’s major areas of research and professional practice are the prevention of overweight/obesity and diet-related chronic diseases particularly among Indigenous and vulnerable groups, development of relevant public policy and healthy, sustainable and equitable food and nutrition systems

Publications
Cullerton K, Donnet T, Lee A, Gallegos D Exploring power and influence in nutrition policy in Australia, Obesity Reviews, Pre-published online 5 October 2016, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12459
Lee A, Affordability of fruit and vegetables and dietary quality worldwide-Commentary, The Lancet Global Health, Invited contribution, Pre-published 
Online, August 23, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30206-6, 4: October 2016;
Lewis M and Lee A, Costing ‘healthy’ food baskets in Australia – A systematic review of food price and affordability monitoring tools, protocols and methods, Public Health Nutrition, accepted 29 June 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002160
Lee AJ, Kane S, Ramsey R, Good E, Dick M Testing the price and affordability of healthy and current (unhealthy) diets and the potential impacts of policy change in Australia, BMC Public Health 2016, 16:315 doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2996-y 
Cullerton K, Donnet T, Lee A, Gallegos D, Playing the policy game: a review of the barriers and enablers of nutrition policy change, Public Health Nutrition 2016; doi:10.1017/S1368980016000677

 

Dr. Sushila Chang

 
Dr. Sushila Chang

Dr. Sushila Chang, Dean (Academic) of the Sciences Group at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Speech Title
Food Safety Management for the Future

Experience
Dean (Academic) of the Sciences Group at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Education
Ph.D., University of Paris VII in Toxicology and Cellular Biology

Specialized Field
Dr. Sushila Chang has been active in research in aquatic food biotechnology and her research won her the first prize in the National Entrepreneurship Competition in 1996 organised by the Singapore Economic Board and has spawned two private companies, one in Thailand and the other in Singapore. She has also been actively involved in food safety and innovative food development.

Dr. Tan Chee-Beng

 
Dr. Tan Chee-Beng

Dr. Tan Chee-Beng, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University

Speech Title
Ecology, Values and Foodways

Experience
Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University
President, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)

Education
Ph.D., 1979, Cornell University, Department of Anthropology

Specialized Field
Dr. Tan is a cultural anthropologist and his theoretical and research interests include cultural change and identity, ethnicity and ethnic relations, indigenous minorities and development, food and culture, ethnic Chinese communities (including popular religion).  Regions of interest cover both Southeast Asia (Malaysia) and China (Fujian, in particular). Some of the ethnic communities studied including the Baba of Melaka, various Chinese communities in Malaysia (the rural Chinese in Kelantan and Terengganu, the Tianjin Chinese in Sabah, etc.), the Badeng Kenyah of Sarawak, Balinese Chinese in Fujian, and the Indonesian Chinese in Hong Kong.

Publications
Associations of the Chinese Overseas: Mauritius, Trinidad and Comparison with the Asia Pacific, Asian Culture, no.40 (December 2016), pp. 1- 24.
Les Chinois d''outre-mer et les phénomènes de créolisation, in Diasporas chinoises et créolisations, Emmanuel Ma Mung, Léopold Mu Si Yan, Bruno Saura, eds., Paris : Editions You Feng. (Translated from English manuscript)
It Is Easy When You Are A Christian: Badeng Kenyah Conversion to Christianity. Cultural and Religious Studies 4 (4): 254-272.
Qianxi, jiaxinag yu rentong(Migration, Homeland and Identity: Cultural Perspectives in the Study of the Chinese Overseas, Duan Ying and Wu Da, trans. (Beijing Commercial Press, 2012)
Chinese Overseas: Comparative Cultural Issues (Hong Kong University Press, 2004)