Amanda Lee is Professor Public Health Policy in the School of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine, and Senior Advisor for The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre at The Sax Institute in Sydney. She has expertise in preventative health, public health nutrition, health policy and systems, food systems and Indigenous health. Her major area of research is the development, implementation and evaluation of public health policy actions to prevent and help manage non-communicable disease (NCD), with a focus on regulatory policy responses targeting obesity, poor diet and food insecurity, in both developed and low- and middle-income countries. Her work takes a strong systems focus, underscored by the three pillars of: health and wellbeing; equity; and environmental sustainability.

Amanda’s leadership skills are exemplified by appointments such as Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Dietary Guidelines Working Committee and Infant Feeding Guidelines Sub-Committee, and current roles including Chair of Food Standards Australia and New Zealand’s Consumer and Public Health Dialogue, member of NHMRC Nutrient Reference Values Steering Group Advisory Committee, and member of the Australian Academy of Science's Nutrition Committee. She has worked in government, not-for profit, Aboriginal community-controlled and academic sectors. With the people of Minjilang, she demonstrated using objective measures, that rapid and sustained improvements in diet, nutrition and health are possible. Among recent projects in Australia Amanda led scoping of a new National Nutrition Policy; finalised the national Healthy Weight Website; conducted a rapid review of portion sizes for the Healthy Food Partnership and a review of Discretionary Foods for the NHMRC, consults to several Indigenous health organisations and is assessing evidence to help prioritize jurisdictional obesity and nutrition policy actions. She developed the Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) methods and, globally, leads the food price and affordability domain of the International Network for Food and Obesity/Non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS). She has contributed to three scoping reviews on dietary patterns and health for the World Health Oranization, is expert advisor to Canada, PR China and other countries on dietary guidance, and is a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Network of World Obesity, Policy and Prevention.