Dr Julie Smith
Julie P Smith B Ec (Hons)/B A (Asian Studies), PhD, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University.
Honorary Associate Professor Julie Smith is an ARC Future Fellow at the ANU and her research focusses on the economics and regulation of markets in mothers’ milk. She has uniquely applied feminist economic perspectives to valuing women’s breastfeeding work. She recently led development of the Mothers’ Milk Tool and the Green Feeding Tool in partnerships with Alive and Thrive East Asia Pacific.
She has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles, including recently in The Lancet, and is an Associate Editor for IBJ.
Dr Smith has advised the US Surgeon-General Office and WHO on the economics of breastfeeding, and conducted reviews for WHO on marketing and the Australian Department of Health on breastfeeding interventions. She has also worked with international civil society organisations such as IBFAN and WABA on investing in breastfeeding and maternity protection. She is a former Board Director with ABA.
Dr Smith previously worked in Australian and New Zealand treasury/finance ministries on tax and economic policy.