Naomi Hull

Naomi is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney working on advancing global food security for infants and young children. Naomi Hull is also a Registered Nurse and an IBCLC. She attained a Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) in 2017. Her passion for breastfeeding and lactation began after the birth of her first baby and led to training as a peer support counsellor in 2006. During her Master of Public Health, her interest in the ‘bigger picture’ grew stronger and for this reason, chose to look at the implementation of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (2010-2015) as the topic of her Dissertation. Naomi went on from there to become the National Coordinator of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative – bringing together the Australian team who have now completed two assessments of Australia’s policies and programs in 2018 and 2023. From 2019-2023 Naomi worked in the National Support Office of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, as a Senior Manager. She continues to feel strongly about finding a way to improve the breastfeeding experience for families by way of advocating for policy change in Australia.

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