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25 August 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease account for half the deaths in Australia. Obesity rates continue to rise, in particular within the reproductive age group.
26 August 20153.00pm - 7.00pm
The evolutionary and emotional links between dogs and humans has a history dating back at least twelve thousand years. Despite the potential and mutual benefits of this link for both dogs and humans, the health potential of this co-existence has not been fully explored.
1 September 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Excess body weight is associated with increased risk for a broad range of health problems. However, due to the heterogeneity of adipose tissue in terms of location, cellular structure and secretory function, the relationship between body fat and its impact on health are far from straightforward.
8 September 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Complex systems, such as cortical networks in human brain, genetic regulatory networks, social and eco-systems generate rich interactions among components with non-trivial information flows, and exhibit critical phenomena, characterised by phase transitions.
22 September 20151.00pm - 2.00pm
Human activity is creating massive and rapid change in the Earth’s natural systems. So great is our impact that geologists suggest we are entering a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene.
22 September 20153.30pm - 5.00pm
The university as a living lab: the role of universities in creating healthy and sustainable communities
What does a healthy and sustainable university look like? Join Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison, in conversation with visiting scholar Dr Trevor Hancock (University of Victoria, Canada) and members of the University community to debate this idea.
13 October 201512.00pm - 1.00pm
Portion size and weight control: insights from new research and implications for policy and practice
Professor Susan Jebb (University of Oxford) will discuss new research findings of the impact of smaller portions on perceptions of appetite, eating behaviour, gut hormone responses and ultimately energy intake. She will also consider how lean and obese people perceive personal and social norms.