Aimee Brownbill

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Aimee Brownbill is a PhD candidate with the SAHMRI Population Health Research Group and the University of Adelaide School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer and Dr Caroline Miller.

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 2018

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 8 Poster
  • 1 Other
1 Citations

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

Brownbill, A. L., Miller, C. L. & Braunack-Mayer, A. J. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health Nutrition.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The Future of Public Health: Engaging Students and Young Professionals

Students and Young Professionals Working Group (WFPHA) 18 Sep 2018 In : Journal of Public Health Policy [The Federation's Pages].

Research output: ResearchArticle

Open Access

Activities 2013 2018

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