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Global Obesity Prevention and Management

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About This Course

Global estimates indicate 39% of adults are overweight and 13% are obese; the problem is evident in children as well. Obesity has wide-ranging negative health effects across the lifespan, with resulting demands on health services and costs. The need for prevention across the lifespan is now.

Global Obesity Prevention and Management is an introductory course offered through The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity and the World Obesity Federation. The aim of the course is to increase understanding and skills in obesity prevention, especially its role in non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention.

This is an introductory course on the role of obesity prevention in NCD prevention using clinical and population health perspectives. The course targets people working in government, non-government organisations, or similar institutions who want an introduction to obesity prevention to understand why it is important for health.

Course Staff

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Professor Adrian Bauman

Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration, and co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. Adrian is a world-leading public health researcher in chronic disease prevention. He has extensive experience in physical activity, obesity, smoking, and cardiovascular disease. Read more here

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Professor Louise Baur

AM FAHMS, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Associate Dean and Head of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. A paediatrician, Louise is internationally renowned as a childhood obesity researcher specialising in prevention and management of obesity in children and adolescents. Read more here

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Professor William Bellew

Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health and Executive Officer of the Prevention Research Collaboration. Bill’s research interests include promotion of healthy behaviours in physical activity, obesity and tobacco; he has decades of experience in NCD strategy and policy development and evaluation. Read more here
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Professor Ian Caterson

Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition Exercise and Eating Disorders and President Elect of the World Obesity Organisation. A world expert on obesity, Ian’s research interests include biochemical causes, effects of insulin resistance, epigenetics and gut microbiota. Read more here and here.
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Professor Stephen Colagiuri

Director of the Boden Institute and Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. Stephen is interested in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, particularly on the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, risk assessments and screenings, economic impacts, and care delivery. Read more here
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Professor Tim Gill

Professor at the Boden Institute, Principal Research Fellow at the Prevention Research Collaboration, and Public Health Nutrition Coordinator at the Charles Perkins Centre. Tim has experience in many aspects of obesity prevention and management, including public policy development and tailoring communication messages around weight management; his efforts have seen obesity move from a minor aesthetic issue to global recognition as a major health concern. Read more here
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Doctor Lou Hardy

Senior Research Fellow at the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group. Lou’s research focuses on measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviours in children on a population level and developing intervention strategies to promote healthy behaviours in the same. Read more here
  1. Course Number

    GOPM2016
  2. Classes Start

    Jan 29, 2016
  3. Classes End

    Apr 08, 2016
  4. Estimated Effort

    5