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Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminars

The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 Inequality, Obesity and Oxford: how to reduce car dependence Danny Dorling gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 2nd February 2017. Danny Dorling 28 Feb 2017
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 Creative Commons The influence of school on eating disorders in girls – evidence from Sweden and the UK Helen Bould gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th October 2016. Helen Bould 18 Jan 2017
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 Obesity, responsibility and ethics Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Julian Savuelscu 14 Jun 2016
25 Governing Plastic Biology: Biopolitics in Epigenetic Times. Maurizio Meloni, University of Sheffield, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Maurizio Meloni 02 Jun 2016
26 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
27 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
28 What’s next? The National Obesity Observatory Harry Rutter is interviewed about the National Obesity Observatory. Harry Rutter 22 Feb 2016
29 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
30 Creative Commons Food as Media Eva Giraud gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on December 2nd 2015. Eva Giraud 08 Feb 2016
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 Creative Commons Political Food Served Digitally All Day? An Online/Offline Perspective on Food- Related Political Consumerism Katharina Witterhold gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2015. Katharina Witterhold 08 Feb 2016
36 Marketing Conscious Consumption Ryan Foley gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 26th November 2015. Ryan Foley 08 Feb 2016
37 Keynote: Evolutionary Ecology of Present-Day Obesity Production Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Australasian Society for Human Biology Annual Meeting, Adelaide. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
38 Creative Commons Famine, Starvation, and Narratives of Hunger Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
39 Creative Commons UNU Lecture- Nutrition and Health Transition Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
40 Creative Commons UNU Lecture- Societal Change and Health Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
41 Creative Commons UNU Lecture-Systems Change and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
42 Creative Commons Keynote: Nutritional States and Welfare Regimes Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
43 Creative Commons Nutritional Anthropology Lecture- Evolution of Human Nutrition Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
44 Creative Commons Malaysian Food Barometer Elise Mognard gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Elise Mognard 16 Feb 2015
45 Creative Commons Clothes, Sizing and Obesity Maciej Henneberg, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Maciej Henneberg 16 Feb 2015
46 Creative Commons Is Obesity a Disease? Paul Griffiths, Charles Perkins Center, University of Sydney, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Paul Griffiths 16 Feb 2015
47 Obesity and time urgency Peter Whybrow gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series, part of the Welfare Regimes Hypothesis. Peter Whybrow 16 Feb 2015
48 Creative Commons Political ecology of obesity Stanley Ulijaszek gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series, part of the Welfare Regimes Hypothesis Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2015
49 Inequality and obesity Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Welfare Regimes Hypothesis, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009. Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 16 Feb 2015
50 Creative Commons The history of the obesity epidemic Thorkild Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009 Thorkild Sørensen 01 Feb 2015
51 Creative Commons Behavioral biology and obesity Trent Smith (Washington State University) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th Novmber 2009 Trent Smith 01 Feb 2015
52 Anthropology, Childhood, and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek, ISCA, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity and Karolinska Institutet Workshop: Developmental Frameworks of Childhood Obesity. Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Dec 2014
53 Creative Commons Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes Peter Scarborough, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO Seminar series. Peter Scarborough 17 Dec 2014
54 Creative Commons 'It’s not fat – it’s bioprene’: marathon swimming and heroic fatness Karen Throsby, Leeds University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas term UBVO seminar series. Karen Throsby 17 Dec 2014
55 Creative Commons Rodent Models of Obesity-Reductionist Approaches to Understanding the Basis of a Complex Human Trait Neil Docherty, University College Dublin, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO Seminar Series. Neil Docherty 17 Dec 2014
56 Creative Commons Exploring critical geographies of obesity and fatness: environments, bodies and activism Rachel Colls, Durham University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO seminar series. Rachel Colls 17 Dec 2014
57 From denial to corporate social responsibility: rhetoric of the food industry on obesity prevention Amadine Garde, Liverpool University, gives a talk for the Michaelmas Term UBVO seminar series. Amadine Garde 17 Dec 2014
58 The Disenchantment of the Plate John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series John Coveney 30 Jun 2014
59 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
60 Bodies of water Amy Sharrocks, Artist, filmmaker and sculptor, gives a talk forhe UBVO seminar series Amy Sharrocks 30 Jun 2014
61 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
62 ‘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
63 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
64 Creative Commons Brief interventions for weight management in primary care Amanda Lewis Department of Primary Care Health Science, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Amanda Lewis 22 Mar 2014
65 Creative Commons Comparative political ecologies of food and diet: systems of provision in Trinidad and Cuba Marisa Wilson, University of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the UBVO semianr series Marisa Wilson 22 Mar 2014
66 Creative Commons The intimacies of the celebrity chef industry: affects, effects and the mediation of eating Emma-Jayne Abbots University of Wales, Trinity St David, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Emma-Jayne Abbots 22 Mar 2014
67 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
68 Creative Commons Liminal living: eating disordered embodiment and the reconfiguring of social being Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series Karin Eli 22 Mar 2014
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 Creative Commons Beyond 'fat tax': What is the role and potential of food taxes? Hannah Graff, National Heart Forum, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar Series on 22nd November 2012. Hannah Graff 25 Mar 2013
75 Creative Commons Network mathematics in the social sciences: concepts, applications, and perspectives into obesity and public health Mariano Beguerisse-Diaz,Department of Mathematics and Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar Series on 31st January 2013. Mariano Beguerisse-Diaz 25 Mar 2013
76 Creative Commons Infant feeding at home and in the nursery in post-1945 Britain: an oral history approach Angela Davis, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 7th February 2013. Angela Davis 25 Mar 2013
77 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
78 Creative Commons Treating obesity early in life: the common misunderstandings between parents and health care providers Laurel Edmunds, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Laurel Edmunds 25 Mar 2013
79 Creative Commons Children's eating habits and food preferences: determinants and consequences Lucy Cooke, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Lucy Cooke 25 Mar 2013
80 Creative Commons Social marketing and public health with Change4Life Podcast looking at the way in which public health campaigns, in particular the Change4Life campaign are marketed. By Kevin Chan, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. Kevin Chan 21 Jan 2013
81 Creative Commons Eating NatureCulture: material feminism and maternal obesity Megan Warin, University of Adelaide, Australia, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Megan Waren 05 Nov 2012
82 Creative Commons Childhood obesity: what are its future health and social consequences? Jennifer Baker,Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Jennifer Baker 05 Nov 2012
83 Creative Commons Resilience building in trajectories towards sustainability: an examination of communal growing in the UK Rebecca White, Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Rebecca White 05 Nov 2012
84 Creative Commons Visual political economies and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro Udi Butler, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Udi Butler 05 Nov 2012
85 Creative Commons Parents as gatekeepers: introduction to family therapy in obesity treatment Paulina Nowicka, Dept of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Paulina Nowicka 05 Nov 2012
86 5 SOLDIERS - The Body Is The Frontline Embodying soldier's physicality through research and training and how this approach affected the final production and audience experience. Rosie Kay 05 Nov 2012
87 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
88 Two Perspectives on the Longitudinal Trends in Food Consumption: The Case of Denmark 1900-2000 Tenna Jensen, Department of History, University of Copenhagen, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Tenna Jensen 27 May 2011
89 Systems Science and Inequalities in Obesity in England - Findings from an Agent-Based Model Abdulrahman El-Sayid, DPhil Student, British Heart Foundation, Oxford, gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminar series. Abdulrahman El-Sayid 27 May 2011
90 Fizzyology: genetics, metabolic effects health outcomes and politics of high sugar Michael Goran gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminar series. Michael Goran 06 Apr 2011
91 The phenomenology of binge eating in anorexia and bulimia Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Karin Eli 06 Apr 2011
92 Digital image capture in public health surveillance for physical activity and food behaviour assessment Paul Kelly and Aiden Doherty give a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Paul Kelly, Aiden Doherty 06 Apr 2011
93 Affective hunger: bread and famine in ethiopian christian spirituality Cressida Marcus gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminar series. Cressida Marcus 06 Apr 2011
94 Why do we dislike obese people? Kerry O'Brien, Senior lecturer, University of Manchester and Monash University, gives a talk for the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) seminar series. Kerry O'Brien 06 Apr 2011
95 Insights into the Development of Wellbeing in the Very Long Run Nikola Koepke gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series entitled: Insights into the Development of Wellbeing in the Very Long Run: Status of Pe-Historic and Historic Europe. Nikola Koepke 27 Jul 2010
96 International Initiatives in Obesity Prevention Phillip James gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series in Hilary term, 2008. Phillip James 20 Jul 2010
97 Understanding Determinants of Phenotypic Variation: A Gloomy Prospect? George Davey Smith gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series in Hilary term, 2008. George Davey Smith 20 Jul 2010
98 Alanine Transaminase vs. Socio-Cultural Factors in determining body mass increase Maciej Henneberg gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series entitled 'Alanine Transaminase is a better marker than Socio-Cultural Factors for Body Mass Increase in Healthy Males: A Study of 46,000 Swiss Conscripts'. Maciej Henneberg 20 Jul 2010
99 From Within Annie Cattrell, a Senior Research Fellow in De Montfort University gives a talk for the UBVO Seminar Series. Annie Cattrell 20 Jul 2010
100 Korea: Indications and Implications Daniel Schwekendiek from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Oxford gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Daniel Schwkendiek 20 Jul 2010