Green Templeton College Obesity Conference

Obesity: a growing problem around the world

Monday 16 September 2019   09:00 to 16:00


Dr Nerys Astbury

Sarah Bourke

Professor Leanne Hodson

Keiko Kanno

Dr Caroline Pond

Professor Mike Rayner

Professor Harry Rutter

Professor Stanley Ulijaszek


EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

This conference brings together academics, policy makers, medical practitioners, and postgraduate students in diverse fields including but not limited to medicine, population health, medical anthropology, global public health, and primary care health sciences.

We hope to generate discussions on broad approaches to understanding obesity around the world and its relation to human development, social wellbeing, food environment, food and health policy in the past, present, and future.

Admission is free.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


  • Professor Robert Arnott (Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College)
  • Professor Keith Frayn (Emeritus Fellow, Green Templeton College; Emeritus Professor of Human Metabolism, University of Oxford)
  • Keiko Kanno (DPhil, Medical Anthropology, Green Templeton College)


  • Dr Nerys Astbury (Senior researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences)
  • Sarah Bourke (DPhil, Medical Anthropology, St John’s College, University of Oxford)
  • Professor Leanne Hodson (Professor of Metabolic Physiology and BHF Senior Basic Science Research Fellow, Radcliffe Department of Medicine)
  • Keiko Kanno (DPhil, Medical Anthropology, Green Templeton College)
  • Dr Caroline Pond (Senior Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford)
  • Professor Mike Rayner (Professor of Population Health and Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention (CPNP), University of Oxford)
  • Professor Harry Rutter (Professor of Global Public Health, University of Bath)
  • Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford)

More information coming soon!

For further information please contact:

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

Type: Conferences, Featured