Between September and November 2014 the Southgate Institute hosted Lucy Farrell as part of the Healthy Development Adelaide Research Training Program. During her placement Lucy worked with Southgate researchers who are examining the South Australian Government’s Health in All Policies approach. Lucy’s placement with the Southgate Institute provided her with an opportunity to learn how health policy is developed in practice in South Australia and to explore the relationships between applied research, policy development and policy implementation. This learning will assist Lucy with the PhD program that she is undertaking at The University of Adelaide. During her PhD Lucy is exploring the social acceptability of changes to law and regulations to prevent childhood obesity.