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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 Creative Commons Resisting moralisation in health promotion A seminar by Rebecca Brown (University of Oxford) Rebecca Brown 13 Mar 2018
2 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
3 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
4 Bitter-sweet adaptation A seminar by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Mar 2018
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 Polyrational approaches to obesity In this talk, Professor Stanley Ulijaszek considers whether obesity is a polyrational problem Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 What is Nutritional Anthropology? A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
20 Obesity and Consumption A lecture presented by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Stanley Ulijaszek 28 Feb 2018
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 Obesity, responsibility and ethics Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Julian Savuelscu 14 Jun 2016
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 What’s next? The National Obesity Observatory Harry Rutter is interviewed about the National Obesity Observatory. Harry Rutter 22 Feb 2016
49 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
50 Creative Commons Food as Media Eva Giraud gives a talk for the UBVO seminar seires on December 2nd 2015. Eva Giraud 08 Feb 2016
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 Marketing Conscious Consumption Ryan Foley gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 26th November 2015. Ryan Foley 08 Feb 2016
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 Creative Commons Malaysian Food Barometer Elise Mognard gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Elise Mognard 16 Feb 2015
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 The Disenchantment of the Plate John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series John Coveney 30 Jun 2014
79 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
80 Bodies of water Amy Sharrocks, Artist, filmmaker and sculptor, gives a talk forhe UBVO seminar series Amy Sharrocks 30 Jun 2014
81 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
82 ‘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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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