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  • 28 March 2017
    12.00pm - 1.00pm
    Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

    Taxing junk food for a healthy society

    Taxes on unhealthy foods and beverages are gaining increasing prominence as policy tools to promote healthy eating, and are recommended by the World Health Organization to improve population diets. Junk food taxes have been adopted by a number of countries in recent years.

  • 30 March 2017
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Professor Berit Heitmann

    Navigating towards a healthier weight - The European NoHoW project

    NoHow is a European Union funded project investigating ways to help people maintain their weight loss. The project has put together a weight loss maintenance Toolkit, based on the latest research in behaviour change, which also includes self-tracking technologies (activity trackers, smart scales).

  • 30 March 2017
    5.30pm - 8.00pm
    A/Professor Amanda Salis in Lab

    Health Benefits of Intermittent and Periodic Energy Restriction

    Periodic energy restriction for weight management and general health often includes strategies such as intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and regimes that use longer periods of 'feast' or 'famine'. Hear world-leading experts discuss whether these dietary strategies are safe or effective.

  • 3 April 2017
    10.00am - 11.00am
    Michelle Harvie

    Intermittent fasting: The ideal weight loss diet or the latest hype?

    Dr Michelle Harvie, a research dietitian from the University Hospital South Manchester Trust will discuss randomised comparisons of intermittent and isoenergetic continuous energy restriction for weight loss to manage overweight and obesity.

  • 4 April 2017
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Professor Andrew Hill

    Fat, bad, and always sad? Reconsidering psychological distress and childhood obesity

    Some have argued that victimization should be expected in every child with obesity who will, by implication, experience psychological distress. Visiting Leeds University Professor Andrew Hill will look at the evidence on distress. The focus will be on self-esteem, a key concept to mental health.

  • 12 April 2017
    12.00pm - 1.00pm

    The health of university students in the UK

    With more than 2.3 million students and 370,000 staff, universities in the UK are ideal settings for understanding and addressing health issues. But just how healthy are university students?

  • 27 April 2017
    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Australian Biology of Ageing Conference 2017

    2nd Australian Biology of Ageing Conference to be held at the The Connection, 34 Shoreline Roads, Rhodes, 2138 NSW