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Greg Hallen

International Development Research Centre
Program Leader, Food, Environment and Health
Greg Hallen leads the Food, Environment and Health program at the International Development research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The goal of this program is to develop evidence, innovations, and policies to improve health, build healthier food systems, and prevent non- communicable and infectious diseases. Greg joined IDRC in 2009 to manage the former Research for International Tobacco Control program (RITC) and later, the Non-Communicable Disease Prevention program.

Previously, Greg was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Heart Foundation in Australia’s Northern Territory. He also spent five years with the World Health Organization in Cambodia, where he contributed to the advancement of tobacco control research and policy there and with others in Southeast Asia. Greg’s public health experience has primarily been in tobacco control and public health nutrition. He has a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and a science degree, both from the University of Sydney, and a graduate diploma of education from Charles Sturt University (Australia).