Dr Kaushik Bose (anthropology)
Dr Steve Allender (public health)
Dr Tanja Schneider (marketing practices)
Dr Edward Gregg (public health)
Professor Maciej Henneberg (anatomy and biological anthropology)
Professor John Komlos (economics)
Dr Slawomir Koziel (biological anthropology)
Dr Amy McLennan
Dr Megan Warin (social anthropology)
Dr Paulina Nowicka (paediatrics & psychology)
Dr Tess Bird
Dr Anne Katrine Kleberg Hansen (history)
|Dr Kaushik Bose is Head of the Department of Anthropology at Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. His work has focussed on chronic disease risk among South Asians, initially in the United Kingdom and subsequently in his native West Bengal. He has researched obesity in India since 2001, showing that it is of increasing concern not only for the urban middle classes, but also for some rural populations.|
Dr Steve Allender is an Associate Professor at Deakin University, Australia. He currently holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University and as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.
|Dr Edward Gregg is the Acting Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta. His research interests include surveillance of national and international trends in diabetes and related risk factors, and the integration of surveillance, epidemiology, health services, and economic studies at CDC to better guide health policy for diabetes.|
|Professor Maciej Henneberg is the Wood Jones Professor of Anthropological and Comparative Anatomy at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, where he is Head of the Department of Anatomical Sciences. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Human Biology, HOMO, and heads the Biological Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy Research Unit (BACARU).|
|Professor John Komlos is Visiting Professor of Economics, Duke University, and formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. He was instrumental in the emergence of anthropometric history, the study of the effect of economic development on human biological outcomes, including obesity.He is editor of Economics and Human Biology.|
|Dr Slawomir Koziel is a biological anthropologist based at the Polish Academy of Sciences. His work involves mathematical modelling and statistical analysis of large anthropometric datasets, particularly with respect to changing patterns of physical growth and development of children and emergence of obesity across periods of socio-political and economic change.|
|Dr Megan Warin is a social anthropologist at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her teaching and research interests coalesce around the gendering of health and illness, the embodiment of food and memory, public understanding of scientific paradigms of obesity, and social theories.|
Dr Amy McLennan is a Research Fellow at the 3A Institute of the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. She is an experienced senior policy analyst, having previously worked in the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the South Australian Department of Health. She recent experience with Australian design consultance ThinkPlace Global. Her research includes fieldwork on obesity and non-communicative diseases in the Pacific Islands, and collaborative projects which focus on food, health policy, loneliness, non-communicable diseases, digital health and anatomical sciences.
Paulina Nowicka is Professor of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, especially Communication of Dietetics, at Uppsala University. Working across the medical and the social sciences, the projects she leads investigate how lifestyle patterns develop across generations and what type of childhood obesity interventions are effective in clinical settings. Her research is inspired by experiences at the Childhood Obesity Unit at the Pediatric Hospital in Malmö, Sweden, where she worked for almost a decade as a clinician. In her doctoral thesis she examined different methods of multidisciplinary treatment of obesity in children and adolescents, with particular attention to possibilities for family therapy. This is still the main focus of her research team, based mainly at Karolinska Institutet, where we develop and evaluate childhood obesity interventions. Her postdoctoral education (2009-2014) included research at Yale University, USA (Yale Pediatric Obesity/Diabetes Research Program), University of Oregon, USA (Department of Psychology) and University of Oxford, UK (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology). She has severved on Inumerous expert committees and boards such as Childhood Obesity Task Force of the European Association for the Study on Obesity (EASO), European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) and Swedish Association for the Study on Obesity (SFO).
Dr Tess Bird is a medical and visual anthropologist interested in uncertainty, wellbeing and happiness, futures making, obesity and nutrition, and the material culture of the home. As a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Writing in the Social Sciences at Wesleyan University, she is developing writing and teaching tools for the social sciences that draw from her research and practice with uncertainty.
Dr Kleberg Hansen, Saxo Institute, Copenhagen University, is an historian whose research involves exploring concepts and perceptions of fatness in Western European medicine between 1700 and 1900. Within this, she examines how both historians and contemporary scientists rely on historical narratives when making sense of the notion of an epidemic of fat bodies in present-day society.