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UBVO Seminars - Trinity Term 2013

Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (seminar room), Oxford OX2 6PE

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Karin Eli

Date: 25 April (Thursday, week 1)

Statusfood and state food: notes on obesity in Cuba

Giovanna NERI, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo

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People » Karin Eli

Postdoctoral Researcher, Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology & Junior Research Fellow, St Hilda’s College

Karin’s research focuses on the subjective experience of eating disorders.

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UBVO Seminar Series - Hilary Term 2013: Socialities & childhood obesity

Speaker: Mariano Beguerisse-Diaz, Department of Mathematics and Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

Title: "Network mathematics in the social sciences: concepts, applications, and perspectives into obesity and public health"

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

Date: 31 January (Thursday, week 3)

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Speaker: Karin Eli, ISCA, University of Oxford & Rosie Kay, Rosie Kay Dance Company

Title: “Participant observation in motion: what dance can teach us about eating disorders”

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

Date: 24 January (Thursday, week 2)

Time: 1pm - 2pm

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Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford, OX2 6PE

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A new article has been published in the journal Global Public Health by Michael Goran, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California and Oxford researcher Stanley Uliaszek, professor of Anthropology and Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity.

The research, which aimed to evaluate, from a global and ecological perspective, the relationships between availability of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and prevalence of type 2 diabetes, concluded that "these results suggest that countries with higher availability of HFCS have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes independent of obesity."

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This study will examine ways in which new media shape consumer activism and food governance.

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Food Climate Research Network

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Speaker: Kelvin CHAN, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Title: Social marketing and public health with Change4Life

Venue: 61 Banbury Road (seminar room)

Date: Thursday 29 November (week 8)

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Part of the UBVO seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2012

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Speakers: Anna LAVIS (University of Birmingham) and Karin ELI (University of Oxford)

Title: Super-size -v- Super skinny

Venue: 64 Banbury Road

Date: Tuesday 27 November (week 8)

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Part of the UBVO seminar series, Michaelmas Term 2012

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