About Phillip Baker
Phillip is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, and a research associate at the Menzies Centre. His PhD explores how policy communities – the networks of individuals and organizations concerned with a health issue – push their issues, either successfully or unsuccessfully, on to the political agenda. His focus is on obesity, diet and physical activity policy at the World Health Organization and in Australia. In 2010, Phillip was an intern at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, where he worked on diet and physical activity policy and his PhD research.
Phillip has also published and presented on the use of social media and mobile phones in health communication, and the changing nature of advocacy organizations in response to these technologies. He is particularly interested in their potential future role in health advocacy and activism.
He is also a steering committee member of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, a global network of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers advocating for action on non-communicable diseases. He has recently represented the group at United Nations meetings and side-events in Melbourne, Geneva and New York. In this role he also chairs the Social Movement Working Group (www.ncdaction.org), established to mobilize a global community of young people to action on non-communicable diseases. The group’s website functions as a blog, video and information site, where facts are fused with the narratives of those affected by, and overcoming NCDs.
(Book chapter) Baker, P. (Under review) Doing health policy research: elite interviewing. In: Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon (Eds) Culture in Health Research: Local tales and global methodological lessons.
(Blog post) Baker, P. (2011) Summary: a Youth Forum for Action on NCDs. Available at: http://ncdaction.org/profiles/blogs/summary-a-youth-forum-foraction-on-ncds
(Blog post) Baker, P. (2011) NCDs: The Social Justice Movement of Our Generation. Finalist in the CSIS Global Health Policy Center blog competition: Do you think it's possible to create a unified social movement for NCDs, akin to the movements that already exist for individual chronic diseases? Available at: http://www.smartglobalhealth.org/blog/entry/ncds-the-social-justice-movement-...
(Report) Baker, P., Aitsi-Selmi, A., Siegel, K., Kishore, S., Tran, K., Grover, B., Hassell, C., Hassell, T., Johnson, S., Pace-Bass, L., Adams, H., Platon, I., Webber, S., Dossou, J.P., Hamley, P., Carah, N., Harris-Roxas, B. (2011) Advocating for Action on Non-communicable Diseases: Leveraging Technology and Social Media. A report by the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network / NCD Action Network and Healthy Caribbean Coalition. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
(Journal paper) Siegel, K., Kishore, S., Huffman, M., Aitsi-Selmi, A., Baker, P., Bitton, A., Mwatsama, M., Ding, E., Feigl, A., Khandelwal, S., Rapkin, N., Seligman, B., Vedanthan, R. (2011) Trans-Disciplinary Education and Training for NCD Prevention and Control, Global Heart, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 191-193.
(Journal paper) Kishore, S., Siegel, K., Ahmad, A., Aitsi-Selmi, A., Ali, M., Baker, P., Basu, S., Bitton, A., Bloomfield, G., Bukhman, G., Emery, E., Feigl, A., Grepin, K., Huffman, M., Kajana,K., Khandelwal, S., Kolappa, K., Liu, C., Lokhandwala, N., Marwah, V., Mwatsama, M., Novak, N., Nundy, S., Park, P., Parsons-Perez, C., Price, M., Rapkin, N., Rice, H., Seligman, B., Shah, S., da Silva, J., Sridhar, S., Stuckler, D., Vedanthan, R., Zaman, J. (2011) The Young Professionals’ Chronic Disease Network, Youth Manifesto on Non-Communicable Diseases, Global Heart, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 201-210.
(Book chapter) Ferguson, L., Baker, P., Love, D. (2010) Application of Nutrigenomics in Gastrointestinal Health. In: Debasis Bagchi and Francis C. Lau (Eds). Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. Blackwell Publishing, USA, Pages: 83-94.
(Journal paper) Olsen, A., Dixon, J., Banwell, C., Baker, P. (2009) Weighing it up: the missing social inequalities dimension in Australian obesity policy discourse. Health Promot J Aust. Dec;20(3):167-71. PMID: 19951235.
(Journal paper) Friel, S., Baker, P. (2009) Equity, food security and health equity in the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. Sept;18(4):620-32. PMID: 19965356.
(Journal paper) Baker, P., Love, D., Ferguson, L. (2009) Role of gut microbiota in Crohn’s disease. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepato, Oct;3(5):535-546. PMID: 19817674.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
National Center for Epidemiology and Public Health - NCEPH
Website: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/ Type: Academic Institution Country: Australia About: The National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health (NCEPH) aims to improve the population's health through discovery, training, and developing health policy.
Dear all, For those interested in the political economy of obesity prevention policy, a relevant article in the NY Times today. Synopsis: The decision by a New York State judge striking down the Bloomberg administration’s ban on large, sugary drinks this week was not just a high-profile victory for the ...
Phillip Baker started a discussion "Non-communicable diseases and health systems reform in low- and middle-income countries". in the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network community.
Dear all, Please see this working paper from the Nossal Institute for Global Health at Melbourne Uni, on NCDs and health systems reform in LMICs. If members of the network have further key references on this subject, please do share. Warm regards from Canberra, Phillip Baker Full report: http://ni.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/542409/HPHF_Hub_WP_13_Non_communicable_diseases_and_health_systems_reform.pdf Summary ...
Thanks kindly Jo, Please do share what WCRFI put together when possible - I know your team, as well as many others have been working hard on this. Warm congratulations to the NCD Alliance folks to date. I think a particularly interesting question is: what would an 'ideal' monitoring framework ...
Dear all, find below a recent update from the NCD Alliance on the NCD Monitoring Framework currently under negotiation; Day Three Update Great Progress 7 November, 2012 Dear members of the NCD Alliance network, The formal Member State consultation on the Global Monitoring Framework has made very good progress since ...
Fascinating article, thank you for sharing this. Agree with Jamie, there is no doubt some delicate diplomacy here, and justifications from PAHO will be interesting to hear. I can see how intergovernmental organizations will come under increasing pressure to embrace industry funding as their regular budgets are increasingly constrained in ...
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