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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Population level obesity prevention policy in the context of trying to prevent a widening of socio-economic disparities in obesity and health - Associate Professor Anna Peeters

15th June 2015, 12:15 to 13:30, F009, Wolfson Seminar Room Wolfson Building, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Associate Professor Anna Peeters

John Snow College and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are pleased to host this guest lecture by Associate Professor Anna Peeters on Monday 15th June 2015, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

Anna leads the Obesity & Population Health research group, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Anna is also President of the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society.

Anna heads up a research group which focusses on building the evidence base for public health policy regarding the prevention and management of obesity and its consequent disease (see http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/research/obesity_population_health/). A large part of her work is focussed on identifying ways to reduce socio-economic inequalities in obesity in developed countries such as Australia, the US and the UK.

She has recently received a Churchill Fellowship to identify obesity prevention policies most likely to improve socio-economic inequalities in obesity. Anna will visit Durham Uni­versity as part of her study tour, and is interested in exploring considerations for popula­tion level obesity prevention policy in the context of trying to prevent a widening of socio-economic disparities in obesity and health. One of the goals of her study tour is to try and identify evaluation data on population level obesity prevention interventions that can be analysed for differential effectiveness across socio-economic groups and to discuss with those involved in obesity prevention and socioeconomic disparities potential ways to miti­gate a worsening in avoidable disparities.

To register your place, please email Andrea Hagan. A sanwich lunch will be included from 12.15pm.

 

Contact andrea.hagan@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.