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Developmental Frameworks of ChildHood Obesity

A workshop in collaboration between Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

27th November 2014
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Childhood obesity is framed differently by the various disciplinary approaches to it. Early interventions are emphasized by those involved in medical and public health, but what is understood as an early intervention by the different disciplines involved also differs. Childhood is about development: physical, mental, psychological and social, and this expert workshop will examine commonalities and differences in how different research and practice specialties frame childhood obesity (including its developmental aspects), how they understand development, and what is understood as an early intervention.

Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford)
Paulina Nowicka (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

A complete programme and speaker bios for the event can be downloaded here.


Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) and Paulina Nowicka (Karolinska Institutet)

ON BIOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS (Moderator Stanley Ulijaszek)

Professor Fredrik Karpe (University of Oxford)
Human fat distribution – it is not all the same

Professor Gema Frühbeck (Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain)
Body Composition in Children


Professor Jane Wardle (University College London)
Appetitive processes in early growth

Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford)
Anthropology, Childhood, and Obesity

ON BIOMEDICAL FRAMEWORKS (Moderator Gemma Frühbeck)

Dr. Paulina Nowicka (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
Obesity treatment for preschoolers

Professor Claude Marcus (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
How early should bariatric surgery be performed and why?


Ulijaszek SJ, Pentecost M, Marcus C, Karpe F, Frühbeck G, Nowicka P. (2017). Inequality and childhood overweight and obesity: a commentary. Pediatric Obesity12: 195-202.


Dr. Paulina Nowicka (Karolinska Inst

Paulina Nowicka (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

Tea time discussions

Tea time discussions

Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (Univers

Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford) and Jane Wardle (University College London) during Q&A

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Stanley Ulijaszek framing obesity and distinction

isabel beshar and amy mclennan

Isabel Beshar and Amy McLennan (University of Oxford)

claude marcus

Claude Marcus (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

jane wardle 11

Jane Wardle (University College London)

maddy tye

Maddy Tye

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