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# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Xi Li We've asked Xi Li from China why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Xi Li 28 Oct 2014
102 Sarah Dixon-Clarke We've asked Sarah Dixon-Clarke from the UK why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Sarah Dixon-Clarke 28 Oct 2014
103 Min Sun We've asked Min Sun from China why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Min Sun 28 Oct 2014
104 Challenges when working in an overseas environment Over several decades our researchers have carried out ground breaking work overseas, such as in East Africa and South-East Asia. Researchers based in Thailand talk about their experiences when working in stimulating and challenging environments. Daniel Paris, Nick Day, Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
105 Rickettsial Disease From his research centre in Bangkok, Dr Daniel Paris tells us about the challenges posed by Rickettsia to rural populations in South East Asia. Daniel Paris 02 Jul 2014
106 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand From his research group in Thailand, Dr Stuart Blacksell discusses improving the accuracy and the rapidity of tropical infection diagnosis in the field. Stuart Blacksell 02 Jul 2014
107 The Disenchantment of the Plate John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series John Coveney 30 Jun 2014
108 What would the British food system look like if it took ecological public health at its heart? Geof Rayner gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Geof Rayner 30 Jun 2014
109 Bodies of water Amy Sharrocks, Artist, filmmaker and sculptor, gives a talk forhe UBVO seminar series Amy Sharrocks 30 Jun 2014
110 Microbes matter: metabolism and chronic disease in contemporary biomedicine Nadine Levin, Exeter University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Nadine Levin 30 Jun 2014
111 ‘How many bodies?’ The clinic, the kitchen and the context of obesity Emily Yates-Doerr, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, gves a talk for the UBVO seminar series Emily Yates-Doerr 30 Jun 2014
112 Obesity in the news media life cycle: ethics, responsibility, and stigmatisation Catriona Bonfiglioli, Media Studies, Social and Political Change Group, University of Technology Sydney, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Catriona Bonfiglioli 30 Jun 2014
113 Healthcare 2030: Oxford and the Value of Human Health Panel discussion looking at healthcare in the future as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia held in in Hong Kong. Chas Bountra, Jonathan Flint, Nick Rawlins 23 Jun 2014
114 Inside NMR Spectroscopy Dr Tim Claridge takes apart an NMR machine to show us how this technique is used in research with application in human health and beyond. Tim Claridge 19 Jun 2014
115 Imaging and Stimulating Brain Plasticity Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg gives her inaugural lecture as head of the Plasticity Group at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Heidi Johansen-Berg 12 May 2014
116 Creative Commons FMR 45 Health crises and migration Individual and collective responses to health crises contribute to an orderly public health response that most times precludes the need for large-scale displacements. Michael Edelstein, David Heymann, Khalid Koser 07 Apr 2014
117 Creative Commons Obesity and physical activity: from behaviour to environment Jean-Michel Oppert Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH), Paris, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Jean-Michel Oppert 22 Mar 2014
118 Ambition for Leadership An inspirational talk on leadership given by Professor Dame Carol Black to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". Carol Black 18 Mar 2014
119 Welcome to the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Short film introducing the Wellcome Trust for Human Genetics Anjali Hinch, Emma Davenport, Paolo Piazza, Mohammad Bahar 25 Feb 2014
120 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 07 Feb 2014
121 Creative Commons Active and passive immunity to Influenza Professor Townsend tells us about lessons to be drawn from the history of immunology in Oxford, from 1979 onwards, until his current research on active and passive immunity to influenza. Alain Townsend 18 Dec 2013
122 Creative Commons A spirit of scientific rigour: Koch's postulates and 20th century medicine: GTC McGovern Lecture 2013 Professor Christoph Gradmann, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo gives the 2013 McGovern Lecture in the history of medicine Christoph Gradmann 10 Dec 2013
123 Creative Commons Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma Professor Alexandra Brewis, Director of Human Evolution and Social Change and ASU-Mayo Obesity Solutions, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar series Alexandra Brewis 09 Dec 2013
124 Creative Commons Tropical Medicine Obesity, systems and complexity Harry Rutter. Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Harry Rutter 09 Dec 2013
125 Creative Commons Feeding the Elderly: A study of political, societal and individual practices regarding food for the elderly in Denmark 1880-2013 Jenna Jensen, University of Copenhagen, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Jenna Jensen 09 Dec 2013
126 Creative Commons Behavioural economics and eating habits Michèle Belot, School of Economics, University of Edinburgh. gives a talk for the UBVO smeinar series Michèle Belot 09 Dec 2013
127 Creative Commons Can kindness save the NHS? Mr John Ballatt, Director of The Openings Consultancy gives a talk for the HEXI/MiM Speaker Series John Ballatt 27 Nov 2013
128 Creative Commons Emerging Diseases and the Prospect of the Next Pandemic Mr David Quammen discusses emerging diseases at the Rhodes Trust Scholarship 110th anniversary event. David Quammen 16 Oct 2013
129 Creative Commons FMR 44 Do higher standards of detention promote well-being? Sweden is generally considered to have high standards of immigrant detention. Irrespective of the high standards life in detention still poses a huge threat to the health and wellbeing of detained irregular migrants. Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, Beth Maina-Ahlberg, Magdalena Bjerneld 03 Oct 2013
130 Creative Commons FMR 44 The impact of immigration detention on children States often detain children without adequate attention to international law and in conditions that can be inhumane and damaging. Asylum-seeking and refugee children must have their rights protected. Alice Farmer 03 Oct 2013
131 Creative Commons FMR 44 Health at risk in immigration detention facilities Since 2004 Médecins Sans Frontières has provided medical and psychosocial support for asylum seekers and migrants held in different immigration detention facilities across Europe. Ioanna Kotsioni, Aurelie Ponthieu, Stella Egidi 03 Oct 2013
132 Creative Commons Active and passive immunity to Influenza Professor Townsend tells us about lessons to be drawn from the history of immunology in Oxford, from 1979 onwards, until his current research on active and passive immunity to influenza. Alain Townsend 01 Oct 2013
133 Creative Commons An introduction to Medical Statistics with Carl Heneghan and Rafael Perera Dr Carl Heneghan talks to Rafael Perera about medical statistics and gives an introduction to the subject. Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera 09 Aug 2013
134 Conclusion: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health Wrapping up this series on human health, Dr Emily Flashman talks about her work studying the mechanisms by which our bodies respond to low levels of oxygen. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
135 Practical Uses of NMR: Exploring Enzymes to Fight Disease The mutant enzymes that cause disease in our bodies can be combated by chemical inhibitors if we understand how these molecules are interacting. Ivanhoe Leung 19 Jul 2013
136 Lasers, Cell Membranes, and the Basis of Life Being a chemist doesn't have to mean giving up on biology and physics. Mark Wallace, Matt Baker 19 Jul 2013
137 Synthesizing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Nature Chemicals found in nature can have incredibly useful functionality, including anti-malarial and anti-cancer properties. However, they are usually found in small amounts. Chris Jones 19 Jul 2013
138 3D Printing and The Structure of Proteins Using 3D printed molecules, Rok Sekirnik, a DPhil student in the emerging field of chemical biology, shows how protein structures can be determined in some of the Department's most distinctive looking labs. Rok Sekirnik 19 Jul 2013
139 Epigenetics and New Anti-Cancer Treatments At the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine, Cyrille Thinnes, a DPhil student in the Schofield Group, shares his research into the next generation of anti-cancer treatments. Cyrille Thinnes 19 Jul 2013
140 Introduction: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health To truly understand disease, we need to understand the underlying chemical processes that direct human biology. Dr Emily Flashman introduces some of the research in the Department of Chemistry that will help improve our health in future. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
141 Creative Commons A behavioural perspective of translating evidence to policy and practice Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL, gives a talk at Kellogg College for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Susan Michie 16 Jul 2013
142 Creative Commons A behavioural perspective of translating evidence to policy and practice Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL, gives a talk at Kellogg College for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Susan Michie 16 Jul 2013
143 Creative Commons How Youtube is being used as a platform to share opinions and experiences of a controversial treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Brandon O'Neill, DPhil Candidate, PCHS, gives a lecture on treating Multiple Sclerosis and how social media is being used to share experiences of patients. Brandon O'Neill 16 Jul 2013
144 Creative Commons Cochrane Lecture 2013: Trials In Emergency Care Ian Roberts, lecturer in Clinical Trials Unit, LSHTM, gives the 2013 Cochrane lecture on Trials in Emergency Care. He discusses the need for clinical trials in emergency situations and explains how such trials can and should be conducted. Ian Roberts 18 Jun 2013
145 Creative Commons MSc in EBHC: Introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann, Senior researcher DPCHS, gives an introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann 28 May 2013
146 Creative Commons Status Food and State Food: Notes on Obesity in Cuba Giovanna Neri, Study Coordinator in Clinical Trials, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Giovanna Neri 29 Apr 2013
147 Creative Commons Minority families and barriers to health care Hiranthi Jayaweera, COMPAS, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Hiranthi Jayaweera 25 Mar 2013
148 Creative Commons Experiments in sociological food governance Dr Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 28th November 2012. Michael Guggenheim 13 Feb 2013
149 Creative Commons Date labelling and the governance of food quality and safety Dr Richard Milne (University of Sheffield) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 21st November 2012. Richard Milne 13 Feb 2013
150 Creative Commons Fat places? Re-thinking the obesogenic environment thesis and the implications for food governance Professor Julie Guthman (University of California, Santa Cruz) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 14th November 2012. Julie Guthman 13 Feb 2013
151 Creative Commons Sustainability and governance of the food supply Dr David Barling (City University London) gives a talk for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 7th November 2012. David Barling 13 Feb 2013
152 Creative Commons Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers' food practices Professor Alan Petersen (Monash University) gives a talk on for the Oxford Food Governance Group on 25th October 2012. Alan Petersen 13 Feb 2013
153 Creative Commons Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the swine flu pandemic in 2009 (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Patty Kostkova discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Patty Kostkova 02 Jan 2013
154 Creative Commons The Experience of Different Sectors in Communicating Risk and Uncertainty part one Wendy Jarrett, Associate Director, Media Relations, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templeton College, Oxford. Wendy Jarrett 20 Dec 2012
155 Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity Philip van der Ejik gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012. Philip van der Ejik 12 Dec 2012
156 The Experience of Different Sectors in Communicating Risk and Uncertainty part one Wendy Jarrett, Associate Director, Media Relations, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) gives a talk for the Communicating Risk and Uncertainty conference, held at Green Templton College, Oxford. Wendy Jarrett 10 Dec 2012
157 Creative Commons Radiation and Reason Professor Wade Allison gives a talk about his book 'Radiation and Reason; The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear'. Wade Allison 14 Nov 2012
158 Creative Commons Pandemics - Can we eliminate major worldwide epidemics? Larry Brilliant, President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Larry Brilliant 06 Nov 2012
159 Revolutionising 21st Century Healthcare Through Technology A panel discussion on new techniques and applications in the emerging field exploring the boundaries between man and machine in medical imaging, drug delivery and taking healthcare from the hospital to the home. Constantin Coussios, Lionel Tarassenko, Alison Noble, Andrew Hamilton 04 Oct 2012
160 Creative Commons What are the primary healthcare issues in resource deprived areas? The healthcare needs of teenagers in India are the focus of a new study by the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation. Robyn Norton 20 Aug 2012
161 Creative Commons How can stem cells help in the treatment of cancer? One of the flipsides of ageing is cancer, characterised by cells that do not age. What can stem cell research learn from cancer cells to help prevent the degenerative illnesses associated with ageing? Colin Goding 20 Aug 2012
162 Will the U.S. Health Reform Survive and Flourish? Theda Skocpol delivers a talk at the Oxford Institute of Social Policy, based in part on her new book with Larry Jacobs, "Health Care Reform and American Politics". Theda Skocpol 09 Jul 2012
163 Creative Commons Uncertainty, risk and decision making in medical care What should patients and clinicians make of uncertainty, risk and decision making in medical care? Dr Angela Coulter delivers a lecture at Green Templeton College as part of the Uncertainty series. Angela Coulter 03 Jul 2012
164 Vaccines for Global Health Professor Adrian Hill gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2011 on the past, present and future of vaccines against diseases. Adrian Hill 19 Jun 2012
165 Patient Experience in a Cold Climate: Putting Patients First at a Time of Recession. Panel discussion form Green Templeton College. Joanna Foster, Bruce Laurie, Afl Troughton, Karen Luxford 23 Mar 2012
166 Creative Commons Focal points, endogenous processes and exogenous shocks in the autism epidemic Ka Yuet Liu (Columbia University) presents an insightful inquiry into autism epidemic. Ka Yuet Liu 09 Mar 2012
167 Creative Commons From hairy roots to new medicines Modern medicine uses many compounds which are isolated from plants. For example, vinblastine, which is used to treat many types of cancer, is isolated from the leaves of the Madagascar periwinkle. Sarah O'Connor 09 Jan 2012
168 How can we get the media to tell the truth about drugs? Professor David Nutt (Imperial College London) delivers the 2011 Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture. David Nutt 07 Dec 2011
169 Creative Commons Health economics in the policy fray: insights from US healthcare reform Professor Richard G Frank, Margaret T Morris Professor of Health Economics, Harvard Medical School gives a lecture on health policy in the US. Richard G Frank 23 Nov 2011
170 Creative Commons African Local Knowledge: Natural, Biomedical and Supernatural Ideas about Livestock Health Karen Brown (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine) and William Beinart (African Studies/St Antony's) give a talk for the African Studies seminar series. Karen Brown, William Beinart 18 Nov 2011
171 Justice Between Generations Mark Philp, Simon Caney and Adam Swift discuss the issue of intergenerational justice and ask questions like how do we allocate resources intergenerationally accross areas like welfare, pensions, higher education and environmental costs? Mark Philp, Simon Caney, Adam Swift 12 Oct 2011
172 Food, Health and the Future Should we cut meat to three meals a week? Why are so many UK men predicted to become obese by 2020? Why might high yield crops in Asia hold the key to feeding the world's growing population? Join our panel of experts to find out what the future holds. Jane Langdale, Mike Rayner, Klim McPherson 06 Oct 2011
173 Creative Commons Bio-Ethics Bites Demand for health care is infinite, but money is finite. So how should we distribute resources? Whom should we help, and why? Jonathan Wolf 03 Oct 2011
174 Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Healing earth and sacred clay among the Mun, SW Ethiopia This presentation by doctoral candidate Kate Fayers-Kerr was delivered at the Medical Anthropogy at Oxford conference, 10 Years at the Intersections, June 2011. Kate Fayers-Kerr 25 Jul 2011
175 Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Moving from Efficacy to Safety This presentation by Dr Barbara Gerke discusses 'A changing focus in the study of Asian medical systems' and was delivered at the Medical Anthropology conference 10 Years at the Intersections, June 2011. Barbara Gerke 25 Jul 2011
176 Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Maize, Men and New Medical Models This presentation by doctoral student Kristina Baines was delivered at the Medical Anthropology at Oxford conference 10 Years at the Intersections. It focuses on embodied ecological heritage and health in Southern Belize. Kristina Baines 25 Jul 2011
177 Creative Commons Improving, Expediting and Tracking Informed Consent: University of Michigan and US National Initiatives Professor Nicholas Steneck, University of Michigan and Office of Research Integrity, gives a talk for the Research Integrity seminar series. Nick Steneck 05 Jul 2011
178 A bit of time travel: Social change for adolescents in the UK since the 1970s and some thoughts about adolescent welfare Keynote address from the Human Welfare Conference at Green Templeton College. Dr Ann Hagell runs a Nuffield Foundation initiative on time trends in adolescent mental health and has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescence since 2000. Ann Hagell 07 Jun 2011
179 Predictable obesity? An ecological approach for identifying future health risk Dr Caroline Potter, Lecturer in Medical Anthropology for the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 5th May 2011. Caroline Potter 31 May 2011
180 Creative Commons Lowering Cholesterol Significantly: Archie Cochrane Lecture 2011 Colin Baigent leads the CTSU's Vascular Overviews Group, which recently reported a meta-analysis of the findings among 170,000 participants in 26 randomised trials of cholesterol-lowering drugs in The Lancet. Colin Baigent 24 May 2011
181 Creative Commons Know4Go - EBM lecture Dr Janet Martin, Director of Health Technology Assessment, London Health Services Centre gives a special lecture for EBM entitled; Know4Go: An Instrument for decision-making when resources are limited and demands are relentless. Janet Martin 24 Feb 2011
182 Creative Commons The Information Revolution Sir Muir Gray, Chief Knowledge Office, NHS, gives a special guest lecture for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Sir Muir Gray 24 Feb 2011
183 Creative Commons The Future of Evidence Based Medicine Professor Paul Glasziou, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, gives a special lecture on the future of EBM. Paul Glasziou 24 Feb 2011
184 Creative Commons Interpreting Results - Stats in Small Doses Dr Amanda Burls delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine. Amanda Burls 24 Feb 2011
185 Creative Commons Diagnostic Tests Dr Carl Heneghan delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Carl Heneghan 24 Feb 2011
186 Creative Commons Diagnostic Tests Dr Carl Heneghan delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Carl Heneghan 24 Feb 2011
187 Creative Commons Appraisal of Clinical Trials Dr Rafael Perera delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Rafael Perera 24 Feb 2011
188 Creative Commons Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine Professor Paul Glasziou gives an introduction to evidence-based medicine and healthcare. Paul Glasziou 24 Feb 2011
189 Creative Commons Living with the Coalition - The Health System Sir John Tooke gives a lecture at Green Templeton College on 17th January 2011 entitled 'Living with the Coalition - The Health System. Sir John Tooke 08 Feb 2011
190 The Artemisinin Supply for Malaria Control Part of the Healing Power of Plants lecture series given at the Botanic Gardens. Dianna Bowles 21 Dec 2010
191 A Spoonful of Sugar Part of the Healing Power of Plants lecture series held at the Botanic Gardens. Robert Nash 21 Dec 2010
192 Creative Commons Streptomyces in Nature and Medicine: The Antibiotic Makers Although plants are a very important part of a garden, we must not forget about the important contribution that soil makes. Bacteria living in the soil also produce compounds important as modern antibiotics. Sir David Hopwood 17 Nov 2010
193 Creative Commons The Botanic Garden - Your Modern Medicine Cabinet The first talk in the series from the Oxford Botanic Garden. This talk will describe the development of this new area as well as explaining the involvement of some of the plants grown there in the discovery and development of modern drugs. Alison Foster 15 Nov 2010
194 How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr David Smith gives a talk on how to prevent Alzheimer's disease. David Smith 02 Nov 2010
195 Creative Commons Therapy for muscular dystrophy in the new genetics era From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic muscle wasting disease that causes great suffering to those experiencing it. Dr Kay Davies talks about the advances in molecular genetics which could help treat DMD. Kay Davies 25 Oct 2010
196 Creative Commons The anatomy of a scientific dispute From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, gives a talk on the difficulty scientists have at getting people to believe their results, as Richard Doll had when he published his findings on the dangers of smoking. Conrad Keating 25 Oct 2010
197 An Africanist's Legacy: Responsibilised citizens? - Discourses and practices around care of the self among HIV positive people in Tanzania Presented by Dr Nadine Beckmann (Leeds) at 'An Africanist's Legacy - A Workshop in Celebration of the Work of David Parkin', held at the School of Anthropology, Oxford, 8-9 July 2010. Nadine Beckmann 24 Aug 2010
198 Prenatal Health, Educational Attainment and Intergenerational Inequality Lecture delivered by Juho Härkönen, Assistant Professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. Juho Härkönen 20 Aug 2010
199 Medical Innovation 2010: Parallel Session 8 Financing Innovation: How can we utilise novel mechanisms to fund innovation? Rob James, Shelagh Wilson, Javier Guzman, Adrian Towse 02 Aug 2010
200 Medical Innovation 2010: Parallel Session 7 Evaluating Innovation: How do we evaluate innovation appropriately? Stephen Richards, Kalipso Chalkidou, Robyn Norton, Paul Glasziou 02 Aug 2010