Ms Muhunthan is a public health law researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, supported by the Prevention Centre and The George Institute for Global Health.
With a background in children’s law and human rights, she is most passionate about using the law to shape healthy, more equitable environments, especially for vulnerable populations. In June 2012, Jan represented Australia at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child Review of Australia.
Born in Zimbabwe, Jan has spent much of her life in various parts of Australia and the world. She says her upbringing has inspired her to be a proactive and assertive public health advocate.
- The Conversation: Bottleshops affect people’s health, so our laws need to reflect that
- ABC News: Communities losing ground in war against liquor giants: experts
- ABC News 24: Local communities are losing the battle against big alcohol retailers
- The Wire: Study reveals legal favour for alcohol industryhttp://thewire.org.au/story/study-reveals-legal-favour-alcohol-industry/
- Croakey: Just Justice concerns: making global news and hitting the election trail
- Interview with National Radio
Prevention Centre news
- June 2017: Pro-competition legislation gives alcohol industry the upper hand: study
- July 2016: Prevention Centre research shines at Menzies conference
- May 2016: Closing the gap in evidence around public health law
- May 2016: Better evaluation could unlock benefits of public health law
- Healthier law seminar (webcast), 8 May 2016