obesity

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 28 May

Time: 1-2pm

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

Convenors: Karin Eli and Stanley Ulijaszek

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Speaker: Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Title: Strategic ambivalence: liminal patienthood on an eating disorders ward

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On this week's Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4, Professor Susan Jebb discuss her research into obesity and how she became a leading researcher in the field.

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Scientists in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics have discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind how the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene promotes obesity.  Their findings may have important implications for future therapeutic strategies to combat obesity.

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This blog post is taken from Research in Conversation, a series of interviews with researchers across Oxford University. Each interviewee raises a question arising from their research, which the next interview follows up on, approaching from a different discipline. Together, these linked interviews form 'chains' that collectively, and from many different perspectives, ask big questions like what it is to be human, how to live a healthy life and our changing relationship with information.

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On Tuesday 17 March, Professor Susan Jebb gave the annual Oxford London Lecture entitled: Knowledge, nudge and nanny: opportunities to improve the nation’s diet.

The entire talk is now available to watch online.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 12 March

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Line Hillersdal and Jonas Winther, University of Copenhagen

Title: Local models of Obesities – Modelling Obesity in Collaborative Research Practices

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 5 March

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Osea Giuntella, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Title: Are Tacos Healthier than Burgers? Migration, Food Diversity, and Health Gains from Variety

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 26 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, University of Oxford

Title: Obesity, Responsibility, and Ethics

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 19 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Darryl Stellmach, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Title: “The dynamics in the details”: an ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan.

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Hilary Term 2015

Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

Seminars generally involve a 35-40 minute presentation followed by approximately 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Anyone is welcome to attend.

To view previous speakers, and to access slides and audio recordings from previous seminars, please visit our seminar archive.

All welcome!

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

Date: Thursday 12 February

Time: 1-2 pm

Speaker: Sebastiano Collino, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Title: Healthy ageing, longevity and stratified intervention for the elderly population

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