Nina Jane Chad

Dr Nina Jane Chad

Research Fellow, University of Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Nina Chad has been the Infant and Young Child Feeding Consultant for the World Health Organization since 2021. She is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, the World Public Health Nutrition Association, and the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Her research aims at improving children’s health and nutritional status by supporting parents in the mammoth task of raising healthy children. Her PhD project investigated the influence of the marketing of toddler milks on attitudes and beliefs about infant feeding in Australia using cognitive psychology and social marketing techniques. Since 2014, she has been applying her knowledge and skills to a broad set of public health challenges that affect children. The SKAI website is a suite of tools and resources to help health professionals and parents communicate more effectively about childhood vaccinations. Information for parents is at Information for health professionals can be accessed via the SKAI eLearning module at

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