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1 COVID and disproportionality and what does it mean for health disparities moving forward? The 2021 Black History Month Lecture delivered by Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health England's Regional Director of Public Health for London and statutory advisor to the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. Kevin Fenton, Gill Aitken, Alexander Gordon, Machilu Zimba 09 Nov 2021
2 October 2021 with special guest Nicholas DeVito Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Nicholas DeVito. Nicholas DeVito, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson 27 Oct 2021
3 Feeling the ‘weight’ of expectation: The necessity of understanding ‘obesity’ as a biopsychosocial phenomenon A UBVO seminar presented by Oli Williams (King's College London) on 29 October 2020 Oli Williams 22 Oct 2021
4 The damaging impact of weight stigma: Psychosocial stress and harmful health consequences This UBVO seminar was given by Rebecca Puhl (University of Connecticut) on 22 October 2020 Rebecca Puhl 22 Oct 2021
5 The syndemic of COVID-19, obesity and food insecurity in the United States This UBVO seminar was given by William Dietz (George Washington University) on 15 October 2020 William Dietz 22 Oct 2021
6 September 2021 update to the Cochrane living review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss the September 2021 update of their Cochrane living review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation, their response to a paper by Pisinger et al 2020 and emerging evidence in e-cigarette research. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson 21 Sep 2021
7 Medical Racism: Protecting ourselves, our families and our communities. A joint panel discussion organised by the University of Oxford and the University of Kent BME/BAME Staff Networks. Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Winston Morgan, Mohammed Sakel, Roberta Babb 29 Jul 2021
8 Causality and Autoencoders in the Light of Drug Repurposing for COVID-19 Caroline Uhler (MIT), gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 2nd July 2021. Caroline Uhler 29 Jul 2021
9 July 2021 with special guest Dr Katie Myers Smith Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research. Dr Katie Myers Smith discusses findings from her recent study. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson, Katie Myers Smith 26 Jul 2021
10 June 2021 with special guest Professor Thomas Brandon Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Thomas Brandon Thomas Brandon, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson 28 Jun 2021
11 Assessing Personalization in Digital Health Distinguished Speaker Seminar - Friday 18th June 2021, with Susan Murphy, Professor of Statistics and Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Susan Murphy 23 Jun 2021
12 The Great Health Dilemma: Is Prevention Better than Cure? Join Professor Chris Dye, author of The Great Health Dilemma, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA, as they discuss ways to invest more money and effort in health promotion and prevention around the world today. Chris Dye, Salim Abdool Karim 16 Jun 2021
13 May 2021 with special guest Professor Tim Coleman Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Tim Coleman. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson, Tim Coleman 26 May 2021
14 The messy realities of qualitative health research Dr Anne-Marie Boylan and Dr Laura Griffith, ​explore the value of qualitative health research and discuss what it's really like to undertake qualitative research. Anne-Marie Boylan, Laura Griffith 21 May 2021
15 Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Physical and Mental Health during COVID-19 Stanley and his team at the Unit for BioCultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford, undertook an England-wide survey of the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown during the summer of 2020 on physical activity, food and eating, and mental health. Stanley Ulijaszek 05 May 2021
16 April 2021 Cochrane living review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation update and questions Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss the April 2021 update to their Cochrane living review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation and respond to questions from listeners. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson 29 Apr 2021
17 Making Cultures Count: Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing A UBVO seminar presented by Sarah Bourke (National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University) on 24 January 2019 Sarah Bourke 31 Mar 2021
18 March 2021 with special guest Professor Caitlin Notley Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Caitlin Notley. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson, Caitlin Notley 24 Mar 2021
19 The challenge of anti-microbial resistance In conversation with Chris Dye, Sally Davies will explore the major challenge of anti-microbial resistance and discuss whether people’s greater appreciation of medical risk due to the pandemic will help the development of effective countermeasures. Dame Sally Davies, Chris Dye 15 Mar 2021
20 Framing obesity as a problem Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 27 February 2020 Stanley Ulijaszek 25 Feb 2021
21 Protein and meat as powerful symbols Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford) gave this presentation at the UBVO seminar on 21 February 2020 Stanley Ulijaszek 25 Feb 2021
22 Sustainability on stage: FoodTech and the spectacle of innovation Tanja Schneider (University of St Gallen, Switzerland) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 12 March 2020 Tanja Schneider 25 Feb 2021
23 Height, weight and prostate cancer Aurora Perez-Cornago (University of Oxford) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 23 January 2020 Aurora Perez-Cornago 25 Feb 2021
24 February 2021 with special guest Dr Rachna Begh Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Dr Rachna Begh. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson, Rachna Begh 24 Feb 2021
25 Rethinking diet, weight and health policy in and after the COVID-19 pandemic Prof Susan Jebb and Sir Charles Godfray discuss the possible implications of the pandemic on health policy and tackling obesity. Susan Jebb, Charles Godfray 09 Feb 2021
26 January 2021 with special guest Professor Jasjit Ahluwalia Jamie & Nicola review 4 new studies & interview Prof Jasjit Ahluwalia. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Nicola Lindson, Jasjit Ahluwalia 28 Jan 2021
27 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
28 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
29 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
30 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
31 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
32 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
33 Smallpox, and Jenner Welcome to the eighteenth century, at a point when Europe is going through another major smallpox outbreak, a disease that by this point has been plaguing populations around the globe for centuries. Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
34 The Great Plague in the final plague episode of the series, Professor Peter Millican talks to his guests about the last major outbreak of this horrific disease in seventeenth-century England. Peter Millican, Paul Slack, Emma Smith, Kees Windland 01 Dec 2020
35 The Black Death Professor Peter Millican arrives in the fourteenth century and meets history's most notorious plague outbreak. Peter Millican, Samuel Cohn, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
36 The Plague of Justinian Welcome to the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century. This time, Professor Peter Millican discusses a plague that historians and medical experts agree was likely the first plague pandemic humanity experienced. Peter Millican, Michael McCormick, Abigail Buglass 01 Dec 2020
37 Athens: the first plague? Join Professor Peter Millican in 5th century Athens, a crowded city in the midst of a siege, where a devastating disease had just erupted. Peter Millican, Tim Rood, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
38 Resetting our relationship with nature in a post-COVID world Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland and Professor Sir Charles Godfray discuss our relationship with nature, how it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what we need to do differently in the future. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Charles Godfray 17 Nov 2020
39 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 7: Dr Thierry Malleret For Episode 7, we are joined by Dr Thierry Malleret (SAM 1991-2), founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer - www.monthlybarometer.com/. Thierry Malleret 18 Sep 2020
40 Live Event: Invalids on the Move Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Sally Shuttleworth, Erica Charters, Philip Bullock 15 Sep 2020
41 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
42 Global Healing: Towards a World Policy of Care The third Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) and Karen Thornber (Harvard). Marta Arnaldi, Karen Thornber 17 Jun 2020
43 Advice and support for 2020 finalists during coronavirus A short audio podcast offering advice and support for Oxford finalists Oxford University Counselling Service 24 Apr 2020
44 Better doctors, better patients, better decisions: Risk literacy in health Can every doctor understand health statistics? Gerd Gigerenzer will describe the efforts towards this goal, a few successes, but also the steadfast forces that undermine doctors’ ability to understand and act on evidence. Gerd Gigerenzer 18 Mar 2020
45 The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship Simukai Chigudu launches his book, 'The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship'. He explains the cholera epidemic, the response to it in Zimbabwe and from the world and life after the epidemic, remembering the epidemic Simukai Chigudu 24 Feb 2020
46 3b. AI in healthcare Claire Bloomfield, National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging, gives the second talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Claire Bloomfield 10 Feb 2020
47 Creative Commons Nutrient timing and human health A UBVO Seminar given by James Betts (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Department for Health, University of Bath) on 24 October 2019 James Betts 22 Jan 2020
48 Creative Commons Can wearable sensors and machine learning enhance our understanding of lifestyle health behaviours? A UBVO Seminar given by Aidan Doherty (Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford) on 17 October 2019 Aiden Doherty 22 Jan 2020
49 Creative Commons How mapping frames obesity and chronic disease risk factors Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) interviews Professor Danny Dorling (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series, November 2019 Danny Dorling 22 Jan 2020
50 Creative Commons Changing ecologies of disease A lecture given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) on 16 October 2019 Stanley Ulijaszek 22 Jan 2020
51 Creative Commons Biocultural approaches to human physical activity in (increasingly smart) urban environments A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, at Ravenna Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
52 Creative Commons The social life of childhood obesity A UBVO seminar presented by Zofia Boni (University of Poznan, Poland) on 2 March 2019 Zofia Boni 20 Jan 2020
53 Creative Commons Obesity: human developmental perspectives The Keynote Lecture at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019, given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
54 Creative Commons The UK government's childhood obesity plan A presentation given by Mike Rayner (Professor of Population Health and Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Mike Rayner 20 Jan 2020
55 Creative Commons The evolution of adipose tissues and how natural obesity in wild mammals elucidates human obesity A presentation given by Caroline Pond (Emeritus Professor, Open University) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Caroline Pond 20 Jan 2020
56 Creative Commons The metabolic consequences of obesity A presentation given by Leanne Hodson (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Leanne Hodson 20 Jan 2020
57 Creative Commons Using low-energy diets to treat obesity: from research to practice A presentation given by Nerys Astbury (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Nerys Astbury 20 Jan 2020
58 Creative Commons What's in the fridge? The everyday materiality of health and well-being A UBVO seminar presented by Tess Bird (Wesleyan University) on 15 May 2019 Tess Bird 20 Jan 2020
59 Creative Commons The Danish Health Interview Surveys An interview with Ola Ekholm (Senior Adviser, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (20 December 2010) Ola Ekholm 20 Jan 2020
60 Creative Commons Materialities of eating disorders A UBVO seminar presented by Dr Karin Eli (Research Affiliate, University of Oxford) on 30 April 2019 Karin Eli 20 Jan 2020
61 Creative Commons Boys, bulk and body ideals: epidemiology of muscle-enhancing and disordered eating behaviours in US adolescents A UBVO seminar presented by Jason M. Nagata (Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco) on 18 September 2019 Jason M. Nagata 20 Jan 2020
62 Creative Commons Nutrition and aging well: evidence from centenarians Claudio Franceschi (Professor of Immunology, University of Bologna) is interviewed by Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (May 2019) Claudio Franceschi 20 Jan 2020
63 Creative Commons Rights-based approaches to the regulation of food marketing A UBVO seminar presented by Amandine Garde (Professor of Law, University of Liverpool) on 16 May 2019 Amandine Garde 20 Jan 2020
64 Ethics at the Edge of Madness Ethics at the Edge of Madness - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anand Vivek Taneja 20 Jan 2020
65 The Opioid Epidemic in India The Opioid Epidemic in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Bhrigupati Singh 20 Jan 2020
66 Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Ankhi Mukherjee 20 Jan 2020
67 Issues in Public Health in India Issues in Public Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
68 The Indian Oedipus The Indian Oedipus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Shruti Kapila 20 Jan 2020
69 Welcome Welcome - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Roger Goodman, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 20 Jan 2020
70 Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approach Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approachl - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Georgia Watson 20 Jan 2020
71 Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Soumitra Pathare 20 Jan 2020
72 Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anees Pari 20 Jan 2020
73 Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Prathap Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
74 Opening address Opening address - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Premila Webster 20 Jan 2020
75 Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Lakshmi Narasimhan 20 Jan 2020
76 Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural Indial - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Pallab Maulik 20 Jan 2020
77 Ecology and Mental Health in India Ecology and Mental Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Maan Barua, Sushrut Jadhav 20 Jan 2020
78 Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Gracia Fellmeth 20 Jan 2020
79 The Mental Health Act in India - what next? The Mental Health Act in India - what next? - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
80 Working outside the traditional clinical model Working outside the traditional clinical model - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anna Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
81 The Future of UK-Africa Research Partnerships Development Research and Beyond Gill Wells is the Head of Research Services European and International Team and Strategic Lead on GCRF at the University of Oxford. Gill Wells 13 Dec 2019
82 Communicating the Diagnosis of Life Threatening Conditions to Children Professor Alan Stein, Head of Section, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Oxford delivered this talk at an AfOx insaka. Alan Stein 13 Dec 2019
83 Future of Cannabusiness As restrictions on medical cannabis use loosen around the world, companies and entrepreneurs are entering the marijuana market in a big way. We learn more from leading players in this space and the first publicly-listed cannabis company. Tejinder Verk, Paul Steckler 12 Dec 2019
84 Why we need a fourth revolution in healthcare William bird discusses how healthcare focused on communities and acitve lifestyles can lead to greater wellbeing. William Bird 06 Dec 2019
85 Creative Commons Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy Susan Jebb discusses how science and policy can help us make wiser choices for our health. Susan Jebb 04 Dec 2019
86 Creative Commons Africa Works: Reflections on Failures and Successes in Healthcare Innovation Jake McKnight talks about the failures and successes of projects he’s studied or been involved in, reflecting on the idea that ‘Africa Works’, and as researchers and implementors, it’s up to us to fit local cultures rather to try to ‘fix’ them. Jake McKnight 08 Nov 2019
87 Litigating Rights : The Right to Health Litigating Rights : The Right to Health – Mark Heywood and Maya Foa in Conversation Mark Heywood, Maya Foa 08 Nov 2019
88 Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Healthy Cities - Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Karen Barrass, Daniel Elsea, Joanne Murraybrown, Ben Murphy 24 Oct 2019
89 Surviving the cash crunch: Bhekisisa's road to non-profit health and social justice journalism Mia Malan, journalist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Mia Malan 18 Oct 2019
90 Creative Commons Food insecurity of fatness: from evolutionary ecology to social science This Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar was presented by Professor Daniel Nettle (Newcastle University) on 16 January 2019 Daniel Nettle 08 Jul 2019
91 Grandparenting migration: reproduction, care circulations and care ethics across borders Elaine Ho (National University of Singapore) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 28 January 2019 Elaine Ho 08 Jul 2019
92 Creative Commons Iron, infection and anaemia: evolutionary viewpoint on a huge global health problem Hal Drakesmith (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) delivered this seminar as part of the Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health series on 6 February 2019 Hal Drakesmith 08 Jul 2019
93 Creative Commons Stunting does not equal malnutrition: evolutionary perspective on human height variation applied to public health An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar delivered by Professor Barry Bogin (Loughborough University) on 13 February 2019 Barry Bogin 08 Jul 2019
94 Is female health cyclical? Evolutionary perspectives on menstruation Alex Alvergne (Oxford) delivered this seminar on 6 March 2019 as part of the Primate Conversations seminar series Alexandra Alvergne 08 Jul 2019
95 OxPeace 2019: Peace in the Anthropocene: Population, urbanisation and health Professor Romola Davenport (Cambridge) presents 'Population, urbanisation and health' at the OxPeace 2019 conference. Romola Davenport 08 Jul 2019
96 Addressing childhood obesity using a family and community-based approach: The MEND programmes This UBVO seminar was presented by Paul Sacher, the Chief R&D Officer for MEND, on 3 November 2009 Paul Sacher 01 Jul 2019
97 'Instruments and Institutions'. An interview on 'Evolving Human Nutrition' An interview with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (5 November 2018) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
98 Energy balance behaviours: the role of emotions and emotion regulation This UBVO seminar was presented by Cristiana Duarte (University of Leeds) on 31 January 2019 Cristiana Duarte 01 Jul 2019
99 Making Cultures Count: Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Sarah Bourke (a DPhil student in Anthropology, Oxford) presented this UBVO seminar on 1 February 2019 Sarah Bourke 01 Jul 2019
100 How do we fix the food waste problem? Claire Kneller (Head of Food, Wrap Global) delivered this UBVO seminar on 21 February 2019. Claire Kneller 01 Jul 2019