UBVO at Fifteen Years Workshop, 12 May 2022

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Workshop Trinity 2022



Sessions, UK time:

08.00-10.20 Morning
15.00 – 17.40 Afternoon

By Zoom


Meeting ID: 827 2421 9179
Passcode: 339601

Morning session

Chair - Stanley Ulijaszek

8.00     Stanley Ulijaszek, Caroline Potter, Karin Eli (University of Oxford; University of Warwick)                       

Welcome and introduction

8.10     Maciej Henneberg (University of Adelaide)

            Biological causes of obesity

8.20     Amy McLennan (University of Adelaide)

            Obesity and the chronic inflammation epidemic"

8.30     Megan Warin (University of Adelaide)

The epistemic and political stakes of bodies, eating, developmental origins and epigenetics

8.40     Michele Pentecost (King’s College London)

Preconception interventions for obesity prevention: challenges and opportunities

8.50     Harry Rutter (University of Bath)


Short break

9.10     Caroline Potter (University of Oxford)

15 years beyond the spaghetti diagram: contending with complexity in obesity research across the life course 

9.20     Paulina Nowicka (Uppsala University)

            The Grandparents Study: What we have learned in the past decade about

intergenerational influences on body weight, eating and physical activity'

9.30     Kaushik Bose (Vidyasagar University, West Bengal)

Central obesity and hypertension among rural adults of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India

9.40     Karin Eli (University of Warwick)

Understanding eating disorders: Five key anthropological contributions in the last 15 years

9.50     Sabine Parrish (City University, London)

            Learning to food-shop in lockdown

10.00   Conversation and social - around the magic table

10.20   Ends

Afternoon session

Chairs – Caroline Potter and Karin Eli

15.00   Stanley Ulijaszek, Caroline Potter, Karin Eli (University of Oxford; University of Warwick)                       

Welcome and introduction

15.10   Amandine Garde  (University of Liverpool)

            Trade liberalisation and obesity prevention

15.20   Esther Gonzalez-Padilla (University of Lund)


15.30   Stanley Ulijaszek (University of Oxford)

            Visual art, obesity and the body

15.40   Anne-Katrine Kleberg Hansen (Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen)

            Medical Photography and Fatness Between.1930 and 1960

15.50   Tess Bird (University of Oxford)

            Around the table: podcasting about food from science to everyday life

Short break

16.10   Tanja Schneider (University of St Gallen)

            Reconfigurations of accountability in the development of a food app

16.20   Anna-Maria Carusi (Inter-Change Research) …

            Chemicals, environment, and animals (human and non-).

16.30   Helene Shugart (University of Utah)

Body politic: discursive patterns and implications of fat positivity

16.50   Zofia Boni (University of Poznan)

Being fat or having obesity: can we move beyond epistemological divisions in research on childhood obesity?

17.00   Emma Rich (University of Bath)

            Rethinking obesity in (post) covid society

17.10   Anna Lavis (University of Birmingham)


17.20 Conversation – around the magic table social

17.40   Ends