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A Life Course Approach to Obesity

A research project of the Department of Anthropology, part of the Medical Anthropology research group.


Prof. Bentley is in the process of building up a new research team to examine issues of obesity and its progression, with a particular emphasis on the northeast of England where there are high rates of obesity. We will be focusing primarily on school-aged children in order to develop early interventions to attempt to reduce their risk for adult obesity.

The Project, however, will have an international focus with some comparative studies of obesity and its causes in other European and Asian settings.

We are currently advertising two postdoctoral positions relating to these Projects.


From the Department of Anthropology