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Professor of Behavioural Medicine

My research focuses on behavioural medicine. This is the intergration of biological, psychological and sociological knowledge to prevent and treat disease and to aid rehabilitation.
 
My work focuses on helping people change their behaviour, either to prevent serious disease, or as a treatment for that disease.  
 
A lot of my work has examined interventions to help people stop or reduce their smoking and lately I have worked in helping people manage their weight if they have become obese.  
 
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7th – 9th December 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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To Share Preventative and Management Strategies for Obesity

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2015, Week 7

The Fat(tened) American: Between Consumption, Disgust, and Animality

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Speakers: Chris Forth, University of Kansas

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michelle Pentecost

Date: Thursday 26th November

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2015, Week 4

‘Fat people are killing the polar bears’: critiquing body-environment relations in anti-obesity discourse, policy and practice

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Speaker: Bethan Evans, University of Liverpool

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michelle Pentecost

Date: Thursday 5th November

Time: 1-2pm

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'People are assaulted by food at every turn, and we’re biologically programmed to eat in case there might be a famine round the corner,' explains Professor Susan Jebb as the West struggles with plenty. 

Professor Susan Jebb studies behavioural medicine at Oxford, and her work is becoming more important by the year as the West battles obesity, diabetes and a multitude of other weight-related illnesses. She focuses on why we eat too much, why fad diets are counterproductive, and how to get the public losing weight efficiently. Here, she talks through strategies to tackle our collective weight problem.

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Professor Mike Rayner, Dr Pete Scarborough and their team in the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention modelled the effect of a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks in the UK, finding a distinct reduction in rates of obesity, particularly among young people.

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Professor Susan Jebb

1 Jun 2015

Time: 17:30 - 18:30

1-7 Wellington Square (Rewley House), Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JA

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Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist who has spent more than 25 years studying the links between what we eat and the effect on our weight and risk of cardiovascular disease. Her research includes a mix of observational analyses from prospective cohorts, experimental studies, and both controlled and pragmatic dietary intervention studies. In this talk she will consider how evidence from these diverse sources informs dietary recommendations. Drawing on her experience as a scientific advisor to the Department of Health on obesity and food policy, and a raft of public engagement activities, including the recent Horizon series “What’s the right diet for you?”, she will consider how scientific evidence is translated into policy and practice.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Date: Thursday 30 April

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford, OX2 6PE

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

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Speaker: Anita Jansen, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University

Title: A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Themed series: Qualitative research perspectives on eating disorders (Week 2 – Week 5)

Date: Thursday 7 May

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford, OX2 6PE

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

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Speaker: Emily Troscianko, TORCH and Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Title: How literary studies can help us understand eating disorders

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminar series - Trinity Term 2015

Themed series: Qualitative research perspectives on eating disorders (Week 2 – Week 5)

Date: Thursday 14 May

Time: 1-2pm

Location: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford, OX2 6PE

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Anna Lavis, Health and Population Sciences Department, University of Birmingham

Title: Anorexia as self-care: desire, stasis and not eating

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