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Aimee Brownbill is a PhD candidate with the SAHMRI Health Policy Centre and the University of Adelaide School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Caroline Miller and Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer.

Her research is on the topic of sugary beverages, an area of increasing interest due to the negative health effects that are a consequent of over consumption. She is particularly interested in marketing techniques used by beverage companies to drive sales of these products, and the effect of this marketing on population perceptions and behaviours around sugary drink consumption.

Sugary drinks for the purpose of Aimee’s research include non-alcoholic water based beverages that have both added and naturally occurring sugar. These include beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavoured mineral waters, and juice. Sugary drinks are marketed through a large array of measures including: television, internet, print media, packaging, etc. Aimee’s current PhD research is looking broadly at the messaging that is conveyed about sugary drinks.

She aims to explore how the portrayal of sugary drinks as healthy, or as having health related benefits, influences consumer perceptions and consumption of these products. Through doing so, Aimee hopes to identify key perceptions that can be utilised in social marketing campaigns and public health policies.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor's Degree (Honours)


Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide




External positions

Research Assistant, University of Adelaide

9 Oct 201729 Dec 2017

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Research Output 2014 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, correlates and interventions among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: A scoping review

Wright, K., Dono, J., Brownbill, A., Nee Gibson, O., Bowden, J., Wycherley, T. P., Keech, W., O'Dea, K., Roder, D., Avery, J. C. & Miller, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, e023630.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Health Star Ratings: What's on the labels of Australian beverages?

Brownbill, A. L., Braunack-Mayer, A. & Miller, C., 20 Sep 2018, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 30, 1, p. 114-118 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Industry use of 'better-for-you' features on labels of sugar-containing beverages

Brownbill, A., Miller, C. & Braunack-Mayer, A. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Public Health Nutrition. 21, 18, p. 3335-3343 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protecting our children from obesity: challenges and opportunities

Moore, M., McKee, M. & Brownbill, A., 17 Sep 2018, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 209, 6, p. 253-254

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Activities 2013 2018

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of board
  • 1 Invited talk

Sugar coating beverages: how television advertisements position sugar-sweetened beverages as healthy

Aimee Brownbill (Speaker)
26 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Students and Young Professionals in Public Health: Leadership in the Present and Future

Aimee Brownbill (Speaker)
28 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Fostering public health leaders: Recommendations for engaging students and young professionals

Aimee Brownbill (Speaker)
28 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Public Health Association of Australia (External organisation)

Aimee Brownbill (Member)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

The positioning of sugary beverages as better for you via product labels in South Australian stores

Aimee Brownbill (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation