obesity

A number of journal articles have recently been published by members of our Food Research Network on the topic of nutrition and obesity.

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People » Amanda Lewis

NIHR SPCR Research Fellow

Amanda's primary research focuses on weight (obesity) management in primary care.

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Obesity and Physical Activity: From Behaviour to Environment

Speaker: Jean-Michel Oppert, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris

Date: 28 November (Thursday, week 7)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Financial Hardship, Weight Gain and Obesity: Rethinking Economic Determinants

Speaker: Annalijn Conklin, Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge

Date: 21 November (Thursday, week 6)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Obesity, Systems and Complexity

Speaker: Harry Rutter, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Date: 14 November (Thursday, week 5)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Managing weight loss on the internet: Two popular calorie database websites compared

Speaker: Bea Prentiss, Queen’s University, Belfast

Date: 31 October (Thursday, week 3)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Behavioural economics and eating habits

Speaker: Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh

Date: 24 October (Thursday, week 2)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013

Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma

Speaker: Alexandra Brewis, School of Human Evolution and Social Change & ASU-Mayo Clinic Obesity Solutions, Arizona State University

Date: 17 October (Thursday, week 1)

Time: 1 - 2pm

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE

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Here are the details of the UBVO seminar series for Michaelmas Term 2013. You can download the poster for the seminar series here.

For further information about the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, please visit their website.

Seminars are generally 35-40 minutes in length, followed by 20 minutes of discussion time.

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Mike Rayner, Director of the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, was quoted in the Guardian on Saturday in an article about sugar, obesity, and the pros and cons of a tax on sugary foods and drinks.

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