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.

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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Sub-Project: Web-based “PRIME” (Preventable Risk Integrated ModEl)

About PRIME

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People » Adam Briggs

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group (BHFHPRG)

Adam is a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow studying for a DPhil jointly supervised by the BHF CPNP and the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), he is also an honorary Specialty Registrar in Public Health at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. His DPhil aims to model the cost-effectiveness of different public health policies affecting diet and physical activity.

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People » Alex Canepa

MSc. Candidate in the History of Medicine, Science and Technology

Alex researches the history of food systems with a focus on agricultural economics and public health.

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People » Alex Richardson

Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Alex Richardson’s research focuses on how nutrition can affect behaviour, learning and mood.

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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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People » Amy McLennan

Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Amy is an academic researcher and policy analyst. She is driven by the view that collaborative work which crosses ‘traditional’ boundaries is vital for understanding and addressing today’s major global health issues. Her background reflects this view; she has academic training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and French language, and professional experience in the academic, policy and private sectors.

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People » Christopher Fairburn

Professor of Psychiatry & Wellcome Principal Research Fellow

Christopher Fairburn’s research focuses on the nature and treatment of eating disorders.

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People » Claire Friedemann

DPhil Student, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Claire's research aims to to try and find a different approach to reduce obesity-related cardiovascular disease.

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People » Cory Rodgers

MPhil Medical Anthropology

Cory's current research is focusing on the ways that nutrition, health and well-being enter the discourse about the future of pastoralism in East Africa.

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