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Dr Jacqui Webster
Jacqui Webster is currently supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship and a Heart Foundation Future Leaders Award on international strategies to reduce salt. She is Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction Division at the George Institute with a remit is to support countries to achieve the new global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025 including through providing direct support to countries, producing and disseminating resources and extending the evidence base.
Jacqui is also a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Her primary research interests are implementation and evaluation of salt reduction interventions, public health advocacy, stakeholder engagement and research translation. She previously established and implemented the UK Government's salt reduction strategy and then helped to establish and co-ordinate the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health at the George Institute in 2007.
She was awarded her PhD from Sydney Medical School at University of Sydney in 2011. She has since authored several international reviews of salt reduction initiatives and currently receives project support from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization for work in this field.