Dr Sacks is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University. His research focuses on policies for the prevention of obesity and related non-communicable diseases. His primary research interests include monitoring and evaluation of policies for improving the healthiness of the food supply, and the political influence of the food industry.
Dr Sacks’ research has been included as part of The Lancet Series on Obesity in 2011 and 2015, and he has co-authored several global reports for the WHO on obesity prevention. Dr Sacks was recently awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award for 2016-2018.