Nutrition

Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 8 May

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: Nadine Levin, University of Exeter

Microbes matter: metabolism and chronic disease in contemporary biomedicine

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

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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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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 12 June

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: John Coveney, Flinders University

‘The disenchantment of the plate’

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

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Trinity Term 2014

Date: Thursday, 1 May

Time: 1 - 2pm

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

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Amy McLennan

Speaker: Emily Yates-Doerry, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

“How many bodies?” The clinic, the kitchen, and the context of obesity

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

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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

ALL WELCOME

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 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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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 – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Peter Scarborough, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Title: Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes

Date: Thursday 20 November 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

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

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

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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Seminars – Michaelmas Term 2014

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Paulina Nowicka

Speaker: Rachel Colls, Durham University 

Title: Exploring critical geographies of obesity and fatness: environments, bodies and activism

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014

Time: 1pm - 2pm

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

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

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