Seminar Archive

Selected papers, presentations and audio (MP3) recordings of previous seminars are available below. Where possible (and with permission from the authors), MP3 recordings of most UBVO seminars are available for free download from The University of Oxford’s iTunesU platform. Click here to visit UBVO on iTunesU.

If you do not have iTunes software on your computer, you can access the podcasts here, or by clicking on the links below, which will take you directly to the recorded seminar. Alternatively, download iTunes for free here.

 

Images of some of the seminar speakers are given here

16/5/2019

Amandine GARDE, University of Liverpool Law School

Rights-based approaches to the regulation of food marketing

slides

16/5/2019

Tess BIRD

Whats in the fridge? The everyday materiality of health and well-being

9/5/2019

Barny HAUGHTON, Square Food Foundation, Bristol

Materialities of food education; practice, research and policy

30/4/2019

Karin ELI, University of Warwick Medical School

Materialities of eating disorders

7/3/2019

Zofia BONI, SOAS Food Studies Centre; Department of Anthropology, University of Poznań 

The social life of childhood obesity in Poland

28/2/2019

Marijana TODORCEVIC, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)

Function of fat. What are the determinants and does it matter?

podcast

21/2/2019

Claire KNELLER, Head of Food, WRAP Global

How do we fix the food waste problem?

slides 

podcast

7/2/2019

Alexandra SEXTON, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Bug burgers, lab meat and plant blood: What implications for food and farming?

 

31/1/2019

Cristiana DUARTE, School of Psychology, University of Leeds

Energy balance behaviours: The role of emotions and emotion regulation

podcast

24/1/2019

Sarah BOURKE
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing

podcast

29/11/2018

Cecilia LINDGREN, Professor of Genomic Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford

Genomics of common obesity

22/11/2018

Lauren BANDY, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Assessing the reformulation efforts of soft drink companies in the UK

 

15/11/2018

Per Hogh POULSEN, Department of Occupational Medicine, Herning Hospital, Denmark

Psychosocial inequality, insecurity and overweight/obesity in a Danish Youth Cohort

 

30/10/2018

Gyorgy SCRINIS, University of Melbourne

Ultra-Processed Foods, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition

podcast

18/10/2018

Charlotte ALBURY, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University Of Oxford

Discussing weight management in primary care – insights from conversation analysis of the BWeL trial

11/10/2018

Harry RUTTER, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Bath

Chess, not chequers

24/5/2018

Rebecca BROWN, University of Oxford

Resisting moralisation in health promotion

podcast

17/5/2019

Rebecca D HARRIS, independent artist

My fat body: an axis for research 

podcast 

3/5/2018

Marie-Louise CRAWLEY, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University

What remains? Dancing archaeology

podcast

26/4/2018

Cat PAUSE, Massey University, New Zealand

Not your good fatty: how fat activists disrupt using Web 2.0

podcast

22/2/2018

Gabriela MORINI, University of Gastronomic Science, Pollenzo

The taste for health

15/2/2018 

Sara DE WIT, InSIS, University of Oxford 

How climate change as an idea travels to sub-Saharan Africa: The anthropology of forecasting, future-making and humanitarianism

8/2/2018

Trish GREENHALGH, University of Oxford

Theorising with narrative: How careful analysis of stories can help us rise above the ontological desert of ‘behaviour change’ research

18/1/2018  

Alex NADING, Brown University

Ethnography in a grievance: enunciatory communities, law, and environmental justice in Nicaragua’s chronic kidney disease epidemic

16/11/2017

Sarah ELTON, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Macaques at the margins

podcast

9/11/2017

Catriona BONFIGLIOLI, Media Studies,University of Sydney

Listening to the news audience - what's missing from obesity news?

podcast

2/11/2017

Paul NORMAN, University of Leeds

Creative Commons.Not social mobility but deprivation mobility: places change their characteristics and people change their places

podcast

9/03/2017

Anne Katrine KLEBERG HANSEN, The SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen

Picturing Fatness: Photography and medical typology in the early twentieth century

2/03/2017

James STUBBS, School of Psychology, University of Leeds

Multidisciplinary approaches to the challenge of weight loss and maintenance in the general population

 

16/02/2017

Emma RICH, Department for Health, University of Bath

The obesity epidemic and how bodies came to be through the pedagogies of digital health

podcast

 

9/02/2017

Mike RAYNER, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Nutrient profiling of foods: its role in obesity prevention

 

2/02/2017

Danny DORLING, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Inequality, Obesity and Oxford: how to reduce car dependence

podcast

 

1/12/2016

Naomi EISENSTADT, Department of Education, University of Oxford

Social Mobility: Can family policy make a difference?

podcast

 

24/11/2016

Karin ELI, Osea GIUNTELLA and Stanley ULIJASZEK, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford; Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh 

Associations between social mobility and wellbeing in a UK based sample

17/11/2016

Paulina NOWICKA, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University

Familial homeostasis and negotiations of children’s eating and physical activity: An analysis of intergenerational conversations in low income US families

podcast

10/11/2016

Gaston YALONDETZKY, Leeds University Business School

‘The Great Gatsby’ curve in 3D: Inequality of outcomes, inequality of opportunities, and social mobility across countries

podcast

 

03/11/2016

Karin ELI and Stanley ULIJASZEK, University of Oxford

Constructing a new index to measure social mobility and wellbeing

 

27/10/2016

Helen BOULD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

The influence of school on eating disorders in girls – evidence from Sweden and the UK

podcast

 

13/10/2016

Rebecca RICHMOND, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol  

Epigenetics: Environment, embodiment and equality

podcast

 

16/05/2016

Maurizio MELONI, University of Sheffield

Governing Plastic Biology: Biopolitics in Epigenetic Times

podcast

 

12/05/2016

Tenna JENSEN, University of Copenhagen

Frail eaters: Perceptions of body size, health and food among frail home dwelling elderly in Denmark

 

06/05/2016

Marisa MACARI, El Poder del Consumidor

Mexico’s National Strategy to Prevent & Control Obesity & Diabetes: Conflicts, Challenges & Opportunities

 

24/04/2016

Alice CARRINGTON-WINDO, University of Oxford

Maternal Responsibility, ‘Magic Milk’ and Breastfeeding Success: a UK Study

 

10/03/2016

Emily HENDERSON, Durham University

Advancing a model of inequalities, stress, and obesity

podcast

 

03/03/2016

Lone GRON, KORA, EPICENTER, Aarhus University

Obesity, kinship, and relatedness: Social contagion as ‘alien af-fection’ in family histories and experiences of obesity

 

25/02/2016

Heather HOWARD, Michigan State University

What’s in a name? “Metabolic surgery,” Curing Diabetes, and the Transformation of Weight Loss Procedures and Patients

 

18/02/2016

Hayley MACGREGOR, Institute of Development Studies

Implementing systems for improving healthcare at the coalface: ‘Innovation to address chronic lifelong conditions’

 

11/02/2016

Phillipe FROGUEL, Imperial College London

Diabetes: The personalised epidemic

 

08/02/2016

Michael GORAN, University of Southern California

Effects of sugar on obesity in children

 

04/02/2016

Noel CAMERON, Loughborough University

Does foetal growth predict infant growth?

 

26/10/2015

Chris FORTH, University of Kansas

The fat(tened) American: Between consumption, disgust, and animality

podcast

 

23/11/2015

Karin ELI, University of Oxford

Bulimic distinction

 

19/11/2015

Thomas COUSINS and Michelle PENTECOST, Stellenbosch UniversityUniversity of Oxford

Ecologies of abandonment: epigenetic and microbial imaginaries in post-apartheid Cape Town

 

5/11/2015

Bethan EVANS, University of Liverpool

‘Fat people are killing the polar bears’: Critiquing body-environment relations in anti-obesity discourse, policy, and practice

 

29/10/2015

Morton KRINGELBACH, University of Oxford

Pain and pleasure in the brain

 

26/10/2015

Megan WARIN, University of Adelaide

Enacting fat: material properties and agentive capacities in a disadvantaged Australian suburb

 

14/05/2015

Anna LAVIS, University of Birmingham

Anorexia as self-care: desire stasis and not eating

 

7/05/2015

Emily TROSCIANKO, University of Oxford

How literacy studies can help us understand eating disorders

podcast

30/04/2015

Anita JANSEN, Maastricht University

A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions

podcast

5/03/2015

Osea GIUNTELLA, University of Oxford

Are tacos healthier than burgers? Migration, food diversity, and health gains from variety

 

26/02/15

Julian SAVULESCU, University of Oxford

Obesity, responsibility and ethics

podcast

 

19/02/2015

Darryl STELLMACH, University of Oxford

“The dynamics in the details”: An ethnography of food aid, weights and measures in South Sudan

podcast

 

12/02/2015

Sebastiano COLLINO, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences

Healthy ageing, longevity and stratified intervention for the elderly population

 

20/11/2014

Peter SCARBOROUGH, University of Oxford

Evidence of the effectiveness of health-related food taxes

podcast

 

13/11/2014

Karen THROSBY, Leeds University

“It’s not fat – it’s bioprene”: Marathon swimming and heroic fatness

podcast

 

6/11/2014

Neil DOCHERTY, University College Dublin

Rodent models of obesity: Reductionist approaches to  understanding the basis of complex human trait

podcast

 

30/10/2014

Rachel COLLS, Durham University

Exploring critical geographies of obesity and fatness: environments, bodies, and activism

podcast

 

23/10/2014

Amandine GARDE, Liverpool University

From denial to corporate social responsibility: Rhetoric of the food industry on obesity prevention

podcast

slides

12/6/2014

John COVENEY, Flinders University

The disenchantment of the plate

podcast

 

22/5/2014

Geof RAYNER, City University London

What would the British food system look like if it took ecological public health at its heart?

podcast

 

15/5/2014

Amy SHARROCKS, Artist, filmmaker, sculptor

Bodies of water

podcast

 

8/5/2014

Nadine LEVIN, Exeter University

Microbes matter: Metabolism and chronic disease in contemporary biomedicine

podcast

 

1/5/2014

Emily YATES-DOERR, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

“How many bodies?” The clinic, the kitchen and the context of obesity

podcast

 

13/3/2014

Eleanor BRYANT, University of Bradford

The status of disinhibition and its role in predicting behavior

slides

 

6/3/2014

Amanda LEWIS, University of Oxford

Brief interventions for weight management in primary care

podcast

 

27/2/2014

Marisa WILSON, University of Edinburgh

Comparative political ecologies of food and diet: Systems of provision in Trinidad and Cuba

podcast

 

13/2/2014

Emma-Jayne ABBOTS, University of Wales

The intimacies of the celebrity chef industry: Affects, effects and the mediation of eating

podcast

 

5/12/2013

Catriona BONFIGLIOLI, University of Technology (Sydney)

Obesity in the news media life cycle: Ethics, responsibility, and stigmatization

podcast

 

28/11/2013

Jean-Michel OPPERT, Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH)

Obesity and physical activity: From behavior to environment

podcast

14/11/2013

Harry RUTTER, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Obesity, systems and complexity

podcast

21/11/2013

Annalijn CONKLIN, CEDAR/ MRC Epidemiology Unit and University of Cambridge

Financial hardship, weight gain & obesity: Rethinking economic determinants

podcast

slides

Harry RUTTER, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Obesity, systems and complexity

podcast

24/10/2013

Michéle BELOT, University of Edinburgh

Behavioural economics and eating habits

podcast

 

21/10/2013

Tenna JENSEN, University of Copenhagen

Feeding the elderly: A study of political, societal and individual practices regarding food for the elderly in Denmark 1880-2013

podcast

 

17/10/2013

Alexandra BREWIS, Arizona State University

Biocultural perspectives on globalizing fat stigma

podcast

slides

23/05/2013

Grace O’MALLEY, University College Cork

An attempt to act: Practical implementation of best-practice guidelines, policy and innovation in the complex world of childhood obesity

 

25/4/2013

Giovanna NERI, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital

Status food and state food: Notes on obesity in Cuba

podcast 

 

07/3/2013

Lucy COOKE, University College London

Children’s eating habits and food preferences: Determinants and consequences

podcast

 

28/2/2013

Laurel EDMUNDS, University of Oxford

Treating obesity early in life: The common misunderstanding between parents and healthy providers

podcast

 

21/2/2013

Hiranthi JAYAWEERA, University of Oxford

Minority families and barriers to health care

podcast

 

14/2/2013

Brit OPPEDAL, National Institute of Public Health (Norway)

Social integration of migrant children: Uncovering factors promoting health development

 

07/2/2013

Angela DAVIS, University of Warwick

Infant feeding at home and in the nursery in post-1945 Britain: An oral history approach

podcast

 

31/1/2013

Mariano BEGUERISSE-DIAZ, Imperial College London

Network mathematics in the social sciences:  Concepts, applications and perspectives into obesity and public health

podcast

 

24/1/2013

Karin ELI & Rosie KAY, University of Oxford

Participant observation in motion: What dancers can teach us about eating disorders

 

29/11/2012

Kelvin CHAN, University of Cambridge

Social marketing and public health with Change4Life

podcast

 

27/11/2012

Anna LAVIS and Karin ELI, University of Birmingham and University of Oxford

Super-size v Super skinny

 

22/11/2012

Hannah GRAFF, National Heart Forum

Beyond ‘fat tax’: What is the role and potential of food taxes?

podcast

 

15/11/2012

Christel SCHALDMOSE, Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection; European Parliament

Legislating for healthy food in a single European market

 

01/11/2012

Annemarie MOL, University of Amsterdam

Where is the eating body? On situating beyond anatomy?

 

18/10/2012

Megan WARIN, University of Adelaide

Eating NatureCulture: Material feminism and maternal obesity

podcast

 

11/10/2012

Jennifer BAKER, Imperial College

Childhood obesity: What are its future health and social consequences?

podcast

 

07/6/2012

Karin ELI, University of Oxford

Liminal living: Eating disordered embodiment and the reconfiguring of social being

podcast

 

31/5/2012

Rebecca WHITE, University of Sussex

Resilience building in trajectories towards sustainability: An examination of communal growing in the UK

podcast

 

21/5/2012

Udi BUTLER, University of Bristol

Visual political economies and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro

podcast

 

17/5/2012

Paulina NOWICKA, Karolinska Institutet

Parents as gatekeepers: Introduction to family therapy in obesity treatment

podcast

 

10/5/2012

Tanja SCHNEIDER, University of Oxford

The Market(ing) of self-care: Functional foods in Australia

 

08/3/2012

Adam GILBERTSON, University of Oxford

Insecurity and food insecurity: Findings from an informal settlement in Mombasa, Kenya

 

01/3/2012

Marisa MACARI, University of Oxford

Nutritional trajectories in migration: A case study of Mexicans in NYC

 

23/22012

Melanie WENGER, University of Oxford

Narratives from eating management programs in the US

 

17/11/2011

Annamaria CARUSI, University of Oxford

Modeling, simulation, and visualization in computational science: Perspectives on embodiment

 

10/11/2011

Rosie KAY, Rosie Kay Dance Company

5 Soldiers – The body is the frontline: Embodying soldier’s physicality through research and training

podcast

slides

03/11/2011

Igho ONAKPOYA, University of Oxford

Herbal supplements for body weight reduction: A critical review

 

24/5/2011

Abdulrahman EL-SAYED, University of Oxford

Systems science and inequalities in obesity in England: Findings from an agent-based model

podcast

 

19/5/2011

Anna LAVIS, Goldsmiths

Dialectical engagements: Exploring relationships between pro-anorexia and the clinic

 

12/5/2011

Tenna JENSEN, University of Copenhagen

Two perspectives on the longitudinal trends in food consumption: The case of Denmark 1900-2000

podcast

 

05/5/2011

Caroline POTTER, University of Oxford

Predictable obesity? An ecological approach for identifying future health risk

podcast

 

10/3/2011

Paul KELLY & Aiden DOHERTY, University of Oxford

Digital image capture in public health surveillance for physical activity and food behavior assessment

podcast

 

03/03/2011

Michael GORAN, University of Southern California

Fizzyology: Genetics, metabolic effects, health outcomes, and the politics of high sugar consumption in children

podcast

 

24/2/2011

Karin ELI, University of Oxford

The phenomenology of binge eating in anorexia and bulimia

podcast

 

02/12/2010

Geof RAYNER, City University

Population weight gain as the outcome of dietary, energy, and cultural transition: An ecological public health perspective

 

18/11/2010

Cressida MARCUS, University of Oxford

Affective hunger: Bread and famine in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian spirituality

podcast

 

11/11/2010

Sanna NORDIN, Laban Contemporary Dance

Looking skinny, feeling fit – or fat? Exploring attitudes to bodies and eating in dance

 

04/11/2010

Kerry O’BRIEN, University of Manchester

Why do we dislike obese people?

podcast

8/10/2010

Ola ECKHOLM

The Danish National Health Interview Surveys

slides

26/5/2010

Peter WHYBROW, University of California, Los Angeles

The dilemmas of affluence: Lessons from the great American experiment

podcast

slides

19/5/2010

Aravinda GUNTUPALLI, University of Southampton

Inquiry into the simultaneous existence of malnutrition and overweight in India   using quantile regression

podcast

 

12/5/2010

Emma REDDING, Laban Contemporary Dance

The physiology of the dancer

podcast

 

10/3/2010

Melanie WENGER, University of Oxford

Ethnography of eating management programs

 

03/3/2010

Daniel SCHWEKENDIEK, University of Oxford

Korea: Indications and implications

podcast

 

24/2/2010

Nikola KOEPKE, University of Oxford

Insights into the development of wellbeing in the very long run: Nutritional status in pre-historic and historic Europe

podcast

 

26/11/2009

Thorkild SØRENSEN, Copenhagen University Hospital

Register-based research opportunities in Denmark

podcast

 

18/11/2009

Rebecca HARDY, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

Obesity in the 1946 British birth cohort

 

11/11/2009

Annie CATTRELL, De Montford University

From within

podcast

slides

 

04/11/2009

Nicholas TIMPSON, University of Bristol

Genetics of obesity, and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

podcast

slides

 

20/5/2009

Steven ALLENDER, University of Oxford

Policy interventions to prevent childhood obesity

 

13/05/2009

Harry RUTTER, National Obesity Observatory, UK

Looking at the obesity system

 

6/05/2009

Deborah OXLEY, University of Oxford

BMI for historians: measuring health and gender inequality in historical populations

 

29/4/2009

Stanley ULIJASZEK, University of Oxford

Networks and obesity

podcast

 

11/3/2009

Paul SACHER, University College London

Addressing childhood obesity using a family and community based approach: The MEND programmes

podcast

25/2/2009

Maciej HENNEBERG, University of Adelaide

Alanine transaminase is a better marker than socio-cultural factors for body mass increase in healthy males: A study of 46,000 Swiss conscripts

podcast

 

11/2/2009

Julianne KISSACK, University of Oxford

Health promotion: behavior change as related to obesity

 

26/11/2008

Jimmy BELL, Imperial College London

The beauty of body fat

 

26/11/2008

Rosemary KYLE, Sandwell Primary Care Trust

Food and obesity: Are we in danger of becoming all style and no substance?

 

19/11/2008

Thorkild SØRENSEN, Copenhagen University Hospital

Historical analysis of the development of the obesity epidemic

List of papers available here

slides

12/11/2008

Andrew BREWSTER, National Obesity Forum

Cut the waist and the BAROMETER: Answers that matter

 

14/5/2008

Gary WHITLOCK, University of Oxford

Obesity and the risk of death from particular causes: 20,000 deaths during follow-up of 1 million adults

 

07/5/2008

Neil MANN, RMIT University Australia

Paleolithic nutrition: What can we learn from the past?

slides

30/4/2008

Megan WARIN, University of Durham

The traffic in ‘nature’: Maternal bodies and obesity

paper

23/4/2008

Adam DREWNOWSKI, University of Washington

Do healthier diets cost more

 

16/4/2008

Maciej HENNEBERG,  University of Adelaide, and Stanley J ULIJASZEK, University of Oxford

Body frame dimensions can predict obesity: Body mass index, body frame and fatness

slides

05/3/2008

Simon MARTIN, University of Salford

Clogged cities: Sclerotic infrastructure

slides

27/2/2008

Shirlene BADGER, University of Cambridge

Extreme examples: Children in obesity research

slides 

20/2/2008

Sławomir KOZIEL, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland

Stability of development of overweight and obesity in boys and girls between 8 to 18 years of age. The Wrocław Growth Study

slides

13/2/2008

David McCARTHY, London Metropolitan University

General obesity or abdominal obesity – what should we be focusing on in children?

slides

06/2/2008

George DAVEY SMITH, University of Bristol

Understanding determinants of phenotypic variation: A gloomy prospect?

podcast

slides

30/1/2008

Philip JAMES, International Obesity Task Force

International initiatives in obesity prevention

podcast

slides

23/1/2008

Karen THROSBY, University of Warwick

Surgical solutions? Obesity surgery and the ‘war on obesity’?

slides

16/1/2008

Kirsten RENNIE, Unilever Corporate Research

The role of epidemiology in obesity prevention: Advantages and limitations

28/11/2007

James STUBBS, Slimming World and Diogenes Project

Weight loss and weight maintenance in Western consumers: Current predicaments and future solutions

 

26/11/2007

Ana CARDEN-COYNE, University of Manchester

Fat boobs and frumpy Victorians: Gendered bodies, modern fitness and mass culture

 

21/11/2007

Susan JEBB, University of Cambridge

Tackling obesities: Future choices

slides

14/11/2007

Nicholas HARRIGAN & Tom SNIJDERS, University of Oxford

Social network analysis and its potential application for obesity research

 

07/11/2007

Mike RAYNER & Stanley ULIJASZEK, University of Oxford

Explanations for why people get fat: An integral approach

slides

 

13/6/2007

Amanda BERLAN, University of Oxford

Why do calories in not equal calories out? An anthropological study of child obesity in the UK

06/6/2007

Avner OFFER, University of Oxford

Obesity: Perspectives from economics

31/5/2007

Janina TUTKOVIENE, Vilnius University, Lithuania

BMI and prevalence of obesity in Lithuanian adolescents and youngs adults, 1980-2005

slides

30/5/2007

Devi SRIDHAR, University of Oxford

The Maharaja Mac: Biologised globalization in India

23/5/2007

Klim McPHERSON, University of Oxford

Modeling obesity change in England – and consequences

 

16/5/2007

John KOMLOS, University of Munich

From opulence to corpulence

slides

02/5/2007

Elizabeth SPENCER, University of Oxford

slides

25/4/2007

Stanley ULIJASZEK, University of Oxford

Models of population obesity