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1 Creative Commons Using evidence to overcome fake news about healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan has extensive experience of working with the media. In this talk he will discuss some recent case examples, working with the BBC amongst others. Carl Heneghan 09 Apr 2019
2 Size matters a tous les temps, a tous les peuples Dr. Martyn Sene is Deputy CEO of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), here, he gives an introduction to the importance of measurement and metrology (the science of measurement). Martyn Sene 03 Apr 2019
3 The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford. Andrea Cipriani 26 Mar 2019
4 Creative Commons Bolder Action for health in Africa This talk was delivered by Dr Tolullah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Tolullah Oni 15 Mar 2019
5 From village chickens to maternal and child health A UBVO seminar presented by Robyn Alders (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney) in July 2018. Robyn Alders 12 Feb 2019
6 Marion Nestle and Claude Fischler in conversation about commensality and the soda tax, Tokyo A conversation for UBVO between Professor Marion Nestle (NYU Steinhardt) and Professor Claude Fischler (CNRS, Paris), December 2018. Marion Nestle, Claude Fischler 12 Feb 2019
7 Sociality and aging Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) gave this presentation at the Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Dublin, in 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 12 Feb 2019
8 How could it be otherwise? The body as a resource for exploring the past A UBVO seminar given by Dr Caroline Potter of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, on 10 May 2018. Caroline Potter 12 Feb 2019
9 Creative Commons How war is shaping the Ukrainian HIV epidemic: A phylogeographic analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Tetyana Vasylyeva (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) on 24 October 2018 Tetyana Vasylyeva 31 Jan 2019
10 Creative Commons Why are men muscular? Reproductive, hormonal, and ecological hypotheses to explain variation in human male muscularity within populations of Bangladeshi and British men An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Kesson Magid (Department of Anthropology, University of Durham) on 7 November 2018 Kesson Magid 31 Jan 2019
11 Life history, parental investment and health of Agta foragers An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Abigail Page (Department of Anthropology, University College London) on 14 November 2018 Abigail Page 31 Jan 2019
12 Results from the INCLUSIVE trial of a whole-school health intervention: outcomes, mediators and processes The intervention targeted secondary schools and consisted of training for teachers in restorative practice, setting up action groups in schools, and a student social and emotional skills curriculum. Chris Bonell 16 Jan 2019
13 Season Finale: AI selection box In the final episode of our series, we’re looking back at the themes we’ve discussed so far, and forward into the likely development of AI. Gil McVean, Sandra Wachter, Nigel Shadbolt, Peter Millican 08 Jan 2019
14 Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange seminar: Healthy Cities Thursday 29th November saw the fifth in our Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series of multidisciplinary seminars, Healthy Cities: 'Is designing healthy communities the right response to an overstretched NHS?' Carl Heneghan, Danny McDonnell, Sian Whyte, Chris Naylor 08 Jan 2019
15 Is AI good for our health? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores the topic "Is AI good for our health?" Peter Millican, Alison Noble, Paul Leeson, Jessica Morley 02 Nov 2018
16 Creative Commons The matter of being: knowing bodies and 'mental' health This UBVO seminar was given by Grace Lucas (Centre for Maternal and Child Health, London University) in May 2018 Grace Lucas 17 Sep 2018
17 Creative Commons Gender and Health Aye Aye Chit speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Aye Aye Chit 04 Jul 2018
18 The shifting evidence paradigm – from literature to data Carol Lefebvre gives a talk for the Evidence based healthcare seminar series. Carol Lefebvre 26 Jun 2018
19 Creative Commons Peopling Policy Processes? Methodological Populism in the Bangladesh Health and Education Sectors David Lewis speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 15 May 2018 David Lewis 25 Jun 2018
20 Creative Commons That Way Lies Madness: Poets, Power, Health The Equality and Diversity Unit and TORCH are delighted to announce that Gwyneth Lewis will give the 2018 Disability Lecture. Gwyneth Lewis, Dan Holloway 04 Jun 2018
21 The Replication Crisis in Biomedicine. What (kind of) crisis? Professor Alexander Bird, Professor of Philosophy and Medicine, King's College London, gives a talk for the Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine. Alexander Bird 11 Apr 2018
22 The challenges of healthcare in Gaza Richard Guy (Consultant Surgeon), Omar Abdel-Mannan (Paediatrician), and Debbie Harrington (Consultant Obstetrician) talk about the challenges of healthcare in Gaza. Richard Guy, Omar Abdel-Mannan, Debbie Harrington 03 Apr 2018
23 Creative Commons How do you mend a broken heart? In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we visited Cardiovascular Biologist, Nicola Smart, from the department of physiology, anatomy and genetics to ask: How do you mend a broken heart? Nicola Smart 23 Mar 2018
24 Is vaping better than smoking? As many of you set your new year’s resolution to quit smoking and start vaping, we thought we’d ask the question: Is vaping better than smoking? And could it help you quit? Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 09 Jan 2018
25 Animal Models in Reproductive Health Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Erin Greaves gives her talk 'Animal Models in Reproductive Health'. Erin Greaves 24 Nov 2017
26 Personalised Medicine in Endometrial Factor Evaluation: Transcriptomics and Machine Learning Predictors Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017. Patricia Diaz Gimeno 24 Nov 2017
27 Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Michael Parker gives his talk 'Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine'. Michael Parker 24 Nov 2017
28 CSAE Conference 2017 - Parallel Session 1 Health 1 Presentations from Parallel Session 1 on the topic of Health. Yuya Kudo, Pauline Rossi, Cobus Burger, Rulof Burger 13 Nov 2017
29 A little known law of numbers Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare lecture series, Jeffrey Aronson 20 Oct 2017
30 Life between protocols: the pragmatics of care in a nutrition intervention in Khayelitisha, South Africa Michelle Pentecost (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) gave this talk on 18 May 2017 as part of the Unity for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series Michelle Pentecost 05 Sep 2017
31 Food and eating A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
32 Energy balance models of obesity A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
33 Global transformation of diet A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
34 Obesity governance through measurement A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
35 Genetics of obesity A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
36 Limitations of obesity models A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
37 Obesogenic environments A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) for the Unit of Biocultural Variation and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek 05 Sep 2017
38 Bariatric surgery's intersubjective embodiments Heather Howard gave this talk on 11 May 2017 as part of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series Heather Howard 05 Sep 2017
39 Making trials more efficient: Trial Forge and how you can help Trials are important; very often they are also inefficient. Trial Forge aims to improve trial efficacy by identifying and then filling gaps in trial methods research. Shaun Treweek 10 Jul 2017
40 Using mixed methods in health psychology: Reflections on research design, epistemology, and practicalities In this talk, Dr Felicity Bishop will critically reflect on mixed methods research that she has conducted and discuss the philosophical and technical challenges of mixed methods. Felicity Bishop 10 Jul 2017
41 The Remedy: Introduction In this short podcast, Naomi Richman introduces the series, 'The Remedy' by offering some history and context to contemporary discussions about health and healing. Naomi Richman 08 May 2017
42 The Remedy: Hinduism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Matthew Martin, a DPhil student at of Oxford whose work focuses on Hindu traditions. They discuss the great variety of Hindu approaches to healing, from ayuverda to yoga and deliverance from evil spirits. Naomi Richman, Matthew Martin 08 May 2017
43 Statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases Ewan Cameron and Sam Bhatt from the Nuffield Department of Population Health discuss statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases. Ewan Cameron, Sam Bhatt 28 Apr 2017
44 Professor Trish Greenhalgh Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Kamal R. Mahtani in conversation in the third episode of Trust The Evidence. Kamal R. Mahtani, Trish Greenhalgh 20 Apr 2017
45 Dr Fiona Godlee Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ). Fiona Godlee, Carl Heneghan 05 Apr 2017
46 Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic Melissa Bedard explains the body’s lack of an immune response to cancer cells through an analogy with spy movies. Melissa Bedard 03 Apr 2017
47 Creative Commons Why is it so difficult to implement Evidence Based Healthcare? Richard Gleave, Public Health England and Professor Sue Dopson, Said Business School give a talk for the Green Templeton Lectures 2017: Delivering Health: Clinical, Management and Policy Challenges. Richard Gleave, Sue Dopson 07 Mar 2017
48 The obesity epidemic and how bodies come to be through the pedagogies of digital health Emma Rich gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 16th February 2017. Emma Rich 28 Feb 2017
49 Creative Commons Social Mobility: Can family policy make a difference? Naomi Eisenstadt gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on 1st December 2016. Please note, there were technical difficulties during the recording of this episode so it will stop at 12:34. We apologise for this. Naomi Eisenstadt 28 Feb 2017
50 Creative Commons Epigenetics: Environment, embodiment and equality Rebecca Richmond gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 13th October 2016. Rebecca Richmond 28 Feb 2017
51 Familial homeostasis and negotiations of children's eating and physical activity: An analysis of intergenerational conversations in low income US families Paulina Nowicka gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on November 17th 2016, Paulina Nowicka 18 Jan 2017
52 Creative Commons The Great Gatsby curve in 3D: Inequality of outcomes, inequality of opportunities, and social mobility across countries Gaston Yalonetzky gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 10th November 2016. Gaston Yalonetzky 18 Jan 2017
53 Can bubbles help cure cancer? On this episode, can bubbles cure cancer? Eleanor Stride 02 Dec 2016
54 Bariatric surgery: new challenges Mr Bruno Sgromo talks about bariatric surgery (weight loss and metabolic surgery) and the new challenges that it brings to the bariatric team and the patient. Bruno Sgromo 30 Nov 2016
55 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
56 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what humanism can offer the sick. They discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
57 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Rev. Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. Starting by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick, they move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
58 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
59 Is my bacon sandwich really going to kill me? Statistician Dr Jennifer Rogers discusses the numbers linked to processed meat and bowel cancer. Jennifer Rogers 25 Oct 2016
60 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
61 Advancing a model of inequalities, stress, and obesity Emily Henderson, Durham University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Emily Henderson 22 Jun 2016
62 Creative Commons Using IDEAL within commissioning in the UK Regulation, Commissioning, HTA and Policy daphne austin 21 Jun 2016
63 Brown adipose tissue, energy balance, and obesity - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Michael Symonds, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Michael Symonds 14 Jun 2016
64 Bariatric surgery in childhood and adolescence - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Claude Marcus, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews. Claude Marcus 14 Jun 2016
65 Familial interventions for childhood obesity - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Paulina Nowicka, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Paulina Nowicka 14 Jun 2016
66 UK Food Network Responsibility Deal - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Susan Jebb, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Susan Jebb 14 Jun 2016
67 The Body Mass Index in Obesity Reporting - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Philip James, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a talk for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Philip James 14 Jun 2016
68 Sugar, Metabolisms, and Taxation - UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews Michael Goran, University of Southern California, gives an interview for the UBVO Instrument and Institutions Interviews series. Michael Goran 14 Jun 2016
69 Obesity, responsibility and ethics Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Julian Savuelscu 14 Jun 2016
70 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
71 Creative Commons The dynamics in the details: An ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan. Darryl Stellmach, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Darryl Stellmach 18 May 2016
72 'Learning' part 1 - Sleep for success Sleep is really important. But do we realise how important it is, particularly for helping us think straight? Are teenagers lazy? Are their body clocks different? Christopher-James Harvey 05 May 2016
73 What Makes You Tick? How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. Christopher James-Harvey, Stuart Peirson, Russell Foster 12 Apr 2016
74 The fat(tened) American: Between consumption, disgust, and animality Chris Forth gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar series on 26th October 2015. Chris Forth 22 Feb 2016
75 What’s next? The National Obesity Observatory Harry Rutter is interviewed about the National Obesity Observatory. Harry Rutter 22 Feb 2016
76 Creative Commons Hacking the Food System: Technologies of Justice and Inequality Melissa Caldwell gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 3rd December 2015. Melissa Caldwell 08 Feb 2016
77 Creative Commons Food as Media Eva Giraud gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on December 2nd 2015. Eva Giraud 08 Feb 2016
78 Celebrity Chefs as Political Activists: Audiences, Moments and Affect Michael Goodman gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on 1st December 2015. Michael Goodman 08 Feb 2016
79 Keynote: When Food Goes Digital: From a Mundane Point of View Steve Woolgar gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 30th November 2015. Steve Woolgar 08 Feb 2016
80 Creative Commons Digital Food Activism Karin Eli and Tanja Schneider gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 29th November 2015. Karin Eli, Tanja Schneider 08 Feb 2016
81 Creative Commons The ‘Who’ and ‘What’ of Diabetes on Twitter Mariano Berguerisse Díaz, Amy McLennan and Stanley Ulijaszek give a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 28th November 2015. Mariano Berguerisse Díaz, Amy McLennan, Stanley Ulijaszek 08 Feb 2016
82 'Killers' part 2 - Keeping water flowing with smartphones Water pumps are a lifeline for many communities in developing countries. But how can you monitor them all to know whether they're in working order? And can you collect data based on pump usage to provide useful insights into community health? David Clifton 29 Jan 2016
83 Creative Commons The time of our lives: Migration and slow pain Yasmin Gunaratnam, Goldsmiths College, gives a talk for the COMPAS seminar series. Yasmin Gunaratnam 27 Jan 2016
84 Intergenerational and inter-ethnic wellbeing of migrants: an analysis for the UK This paper uses a UK nationally representative data set to examine the extent to which family migration history helps explains inter-ethnic variations in subjective well-being. By Cinzia Rienzo, National Institute of Economic and Social Research [NIESR]. Cinzia Rienzo 09 Nov 2015
85 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 3: The exam itself, before during and after This podcast focuses on the exam itself, just prior to it, and what might help you to feel prepared. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
86 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 2: Planning and Revision In this section there are some useful reminders of how to start planning for revision by taking stock of knowledge to date , choices of topic and starting to plan and timetable your revision. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
87 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 1: Getting into the right mind set This is for any student who is preparing for taking exams at any point in their course. The podcast aims to start to identify ways of achieving a balanced approach to thinking about exams. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
88 Self Compassion Part 2 This second podcast invites you to engage in two brief, meditative and compassionate exercises to further develop your inner resource of self-compassion. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
89 Self Compassion Part 1 This introductory podcast explores the concept of developing your inner resource of self-compassion and the skills required for this. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
90 The Price of Success. Common experiences of high achieving students: development, difficulties and change. This podcast considers how personal difficulties arise and manifest amongst otherwise successful students. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
91 Daydreaming about ‘rustication’? Thoughts for students considering suspending their studies, but unable to decide. This podcast offers food for thought to students who are feeling torn between suspending their studies in response to a setback - for example a period of mental or physical illness - or carrying on with their studies. By Maureen Freed. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
92 Archie Cochrane Lecture 2015 : Malaria control; past, present and future Professor Nicholas John White, Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital gives the Archie Cochrane 2015 lecture. Nicholas John White 16 Jun 2015
93 Phenomenology and Health A highlights video from the one-day conference Andrew Papanikitas, Anna Kirkengen 15 Jun 2015
94 What can the lived experiences of white working class communities tell us about social cohesion? This briefing explores the lived experiences and concerns of segments of the majority population in Higher Blackley, a ward in the north of Manchester. Part of the COMPAS Breakfast Breifing Series. Daniel Silver 21 May 2015
95 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
96 mHealth: smartphones as saviours? Dr Fred Hersch and Dr Gari Clifford give a seminar is part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine Fred Hersch, Gari Clifford 24 Feb 2015
97 Creative Commons Well fed? The health and environmental implications of our food choices Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb and Tara Garnett give a talk about food and feeding the population. Mike Rayner, Susan Jebb, Tara Garnett 17 Feb 2015
98 Creative Commons Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years Dr John Frater, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections and Dr Ellie Barnes, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Ellie Barnes, John Frater 17 Feb 2015
99 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
100 Creative Commons Why do we need to reconstruct drug discovery? Dr Javier Lezaun and Professor Chas Bountra give a talk about drug discovery. Chas Bountra, Javier Lezaun 17 Feb 2015