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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
101 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
102 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
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 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
107 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
108 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
109 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
110 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
111 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
112 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
113 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
114 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
115 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
116 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
117 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
118 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
119 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
120 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
121 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
122 International Initiatives in Obesity Prevention Phillip James gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series in Hilary term, 2008. Phillip James 20 Jul 2010
123 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
124 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
125 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
126 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
127 Inquiry into the Simultaneous Existence of Malnutirion and Overweight in India Aravinda Gunupalli gives a talk entitled 'Inquiry into the Simultaneous Existence of Malnutirion and Overweight in India Using Quantile Regression'. Aravinda Gunupalli 20 Jul 2010
128 The Dilemmas of Affluence: Lessons from the Great American Experiment Peter Whybrow gives a talk as part of the UBVO seminar series on health and obesity in America. Peter Whybrow 20 Jul 2010
129 Physiological Demands of Dance Emma Redding of The Laban Contemporary Dance studio in London gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series. Emma Redding 20 Jul 2010
130 Why people get fat: an integral approach Mike Rayner and Stanley Uljiaszek give a talk about the causes of obesity on 7th November 2007. Mike Rayner, Stanley Ulijaszek 12 Feb 2010
131 Genetics of obesity, and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Nicholas Timpson, of the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, gives a talk on Genetics of obesity, and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children on the 9th November 2009. Nicholas Timpson 12 Feb 2010
132 Networks and Obesity Stanley Ulijaszek, Professor of Human Ecology, Director of UBVO, University of Oxford, gives a talk on networks and obesity. Stanley Ulijaszek 12 Feb 2010