Welcome to UBVO

We are an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. Our Fellows, Associates, and students represent a diversity of disciplines, both within and beyond the academic sphere. Our project collaborators range from visual and performance artists to epidemiologists, policy makers and anthropologists. LEARN MORE >

Meet Our Directors and Fellows

Prof. Stanley Ulijaszek


Dr. Caroline Potter


Dr. Karin Eli


read our Opinion Papers

Material objects, performance art or events often inspire animated thought and discussion about a wide range of topics. In this series, various UBVO Fellows, Associates and students are presented with a ‘tool to think’ and an obesity-related topic, and are invited to contribute a short opinion paper linking the two.

These papers are intended for a general readership >


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