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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 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
2 'Instruments and Institutions'. An interview on 'Evolving Human Nutrition' An interview with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (5 November 2018) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Functions of fat. What are the determinants and what does it matter? Marijana Todercevic (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolis), delivered this UBVO seminar on 28 February 2019 Marijana Todercevic 01 Jul 2019
7 Obesity, insecurity, inequality and social welfare A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
8 Obesity and socioeconomic status A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (march 2019) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 Ultra-processed Foods, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition A UBVO seminar given by Gyprgy Scrinis of the University of Melbourne on 31 October 2018. Gyorgy Scrinis 12 Feb 2019
14 An interview with Professor Meg Warin on 'the Australian Senate Inquiry into Obesity' An interview for UBVO with Professor Meg Warin, University of Adelaide, 8 October 2018 Meg Warin 12 Feb 2019
15 A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions A UBVO seminar by Anita Jansen, Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University, given 13 June 2018 Anita Jansen 12 Feb 2019
16 An interview with Andrew Ross on 'The future of bread' An interview with Professor Andrew Ross (Food Science and Technology Department, Oregon State University) for the UBVO 'Instruments and Institutions' series. July 2018. Andrew Ross 12 Feb 2019
17 Creative Commons How literary studies can help us understand eating disorders This UBVO seminar was given by Emily Troscianko (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) in May 2018 Emily Troscianko 17 Sep 2018
18 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
19 Creative Commons What remains? Dancing archaeology This UBVO seminar was given by Marie-Louise Crawley (Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University) in May 2018 Marie-Louise Crawley 17 Sep 2018
20 Creative Commons My fat body: an axis for research This UBVO seminar was given by independent artist Rebecca D. Harris on 17 May 2018 Rebecca D. Harris 17 Sep 2018
21 Creative Commons What is Rational About Obesity? This UBVO seminar was given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek in May 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Sep 2018
22 Creative Commons Framing Obesity as a Problem This seminar was given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Center for Research on Human Nutrition in Paris in 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 17 Sep 2018
23 Creative Commons Resisting moralisation in health promotion A seminar by Rebecca Brown (University of Oxford) Rebecca Brown 13 Mar 2018
24 Creative Commons Not your good fatty: how fat activists disrupt using Web 2.0 A seminar by Cat Pausé (Massey University, New Zealand) Cat Pausé 13 Mar 2018
25 Creative Commons Anorexia, care and comfort A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
26 Bitter-sweet adaptation A seminar by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Mar 2018
27 Creative Commons Macaques at the margins Professor Sarah Elton (Durham) discusses 'what we can learn about the evolution of human dietary diversity from studying other primates outside the tropics', a UBVO seminar 16 November 2017 Sarah Elton 13 Mar 2018
28 Creative Commons The discursive regulation of 'too fat' and 'too thin' bodies A presentation by Helen Malson (University of the West of England) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helen Malson 13 Mar 2018
29 Creative Commons Obesity in the US media, 1999-2010 A presentation by Natalie Boero (College of Social Sciences, San Jose, California) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Natalie Boero 13 Mar 2018
30 Creative Commons Completing contemporary discourses of obesity A presentation by Helene Shugart (University of Utah) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Helene Shugart 13 Mar 2018
31 Creative Commons Analytic approaches to media representations A presentation by David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 David Zeitlyn 13 Mar 2018
32 Creative Commons Text mining techniques A presentation by John McNaught (Deputy Director of the National Centre for Text Mining) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 John McNaught 13 Mar 2018
33 Creative Commons Dangerous engagements? Exploring pro-anorexia websites and in the media A presentation by Anna Lavis (Goldsmiths, London) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Anna Lavis 13 Mar 2018
34 Creative Commons Not social mobility but deprivation mobility: places change their characteristics and people change their places Paul Norman (University of Leeds) presented this UBVO seminar on 2 November 2017 Paul Norman 13 Mar 2018
35 Creative Commons Constructing the archetypal anorectic trends in media representations of eating disordered celebrities A presentation by Paula Saukko (Loughborough University) for the UBVO Obesity, eating disorders and the media workshop in November 2017 Paula Saukko 13 Mar 2018
36 Polyrational approaches to obesity In this talk, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek considers whether obesity is a polyrational problem Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
37 Physical activity and the built environment A presentation given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the Fribourg Obesity Research Conference in Switzerland in 2017 Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
38 Creative Commons Models of Obesity - A Book Launch To mark its publication of Models of Obesity: From Ecology to Complexity in Science and Policy in September 2017, author Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the book's themes and purpose Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
39 Creative Commons Listening to the News Audience - What's Missing from Obesity News? A seminar by Catriona Bonfiglioli, a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia Catriona Bonfiglioli 28 Feb 2018
40 Creative Commons Childhood Obesity in Portugal Professor Stanley Ulijaszek interviews Professor Cristina Padez as part of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) 'Instruments and Institutions' interviews series Stanley Ulijaszek, Cristina Padez 28 Feb 2018
41 What is Nutritional Anthropology? A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
42 Obesity and Consumption A lecture presented by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 Obesity, responsibility and ethics Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Julian Savuelscu 14 Jun 2016
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 What’s next? The National Obesity Observatory Harry Rutter is interviewed about the National Obesity Observatory. Harry Rutter 22 Feb 2016
71 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
72 Creative Commons Food as Media Eva Giraud gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on December 2nd 2015. Eva Giraud 08 Feb 2016
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 Marketing Conscious Consumption Ryan Foley gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 26th November 2015. Ryan Foley 08 Feb 2016
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 Creative Commons Malaysian Food Barometer Elise Mognard gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Elise Mognard 16 Feb 2015
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 The Disenchantment of the Plate John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series John Coveney 30 Jun 2014