UBVO Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2013

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.

All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.

UBVO seminar series - Michaelmas Term 2013
Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room), Oxford OX2 6PE
Convener: Stanley Ulijaszek

17 October (Thursday, week 1)   
Alexandra BREWIS
School of Human Evolution and Social Change & ASU-Mayo Clinic Obesity Solutions, Arizona State University
"Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma"

21 October (Monday, week 2)
Tenna Jensen
University of Copenhagen
"Feeding the elderly. A study of political, societal and individual practices regarding food for the elderly in Denmark 1880-2013"
    
24 October (Thursday, week 2)   
Michèle BELOT
School of Economics, University of Edinburgh
"Behavioural economics and eating habits"
         
31 October (Thursday, week 3)
Bea PRENTISS
Queen’s University, Belfast
"Managing weight loss on the internet: Two popular calorie database websites compared"
     
7 November (Thursday, week 4)   
No seminar
      
14 November (Thursday, week 5)
Harry RUTTER
Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
"Obesity, systems and complexity"
      
21 November (Thursday, week 6)   
Annalijn CONKLIN
Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge
"Financial hardship, weight gain and obesity: Rethinking economic determinants"
      
28 November (Thursday, week 7)   
Jean-Michel OPPERT
Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris
"Obesity and physical activity: from behaviour to environment"

5 December (Thursday, week 8)
Catriona BONFIGLIOLI
Media Studies, Social and Political Change Group, University of Technology Sydney

"Obesity in the news media life cycle: ethics, responsibility, and stigmatisation"