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Public Health seminar with Stuart Flint

Wanneer:do 26-04-2018 15:30 - 16:30
Waar:Duisenberg Building - room 5412.0028, Nettelbosje 2, Groningen (Zernike Campus)

On Thursday April 26th, dr. Stuart Flint (Leeds Beckett University) will be visiting us at the Faculty of Economics and Business to talk about his latest research on weight stigma and discrimination in healthcare. This seminar is organised by Centre of Expertise Healthwise, the signature area Public Health and the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.

About Stuart Flint
Dr Stuart Flint is a psychologist with a specific interest in the psychosocial effects of obesity; in particular obesity stigmatisation and discrimination, conscious and unconscious attitudes, body image, attitude and behaviour change and factors that influence exercise participation. Dr Flint conducts research in the area of obesity and public health. His primary area of focus examines weight stigmatisation and discrimination. He has used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the formation and maintenance of stigmatising attitudes using conscious and unconscious measures. His research also examines the effectiveness of interventions to reduce stigma. He continues to research in this area with current areas of interest including obesity discrimination in the workplace.

Abstract - Weight stigma in the UK: evidence and implications
Obesity has become an important area of work within many occupations in the UK, yet the implications of weight stigma and discrimination for the public, policy makers, and healthcare professions remains overlooked. Consequently, weight stigma and discrimination has become a major topic of interest and impact on public understanding, discriminatory experiences in a range of settings including education and the workplace, healthcare advice and treatment, and the framing of public health policy.

As part of this presentation, Dr Flint will:
(1) provide an overview of weight stigma in the UK;
(2) discuss the formation of stigmatising attitudes about weight;
(3) provide evidence of weight stigma and discrimination in healthcare and discuss the impact on the effectiveness of treatment; 
(4) identify opportunities to reduce weight stigma and discrimination in healthcare.

When and where
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 15:30 - 16:30, with drinks sponsored by Healthwise/AJSPH afterwards
Location: Duisenberg Building - room 5412.0028, Nettelbosje 2, Groningen (Zernike Campus)

Join us! For more information send an email to Raun van Ooijen: r.van.ooijen@rug.nl

Upcoming public health seminars
Tuesday 15 May 2018 | 15:30-16:45 | 5412.0028
Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Max Planck Institute MEA
Fertility and labor market choices and long-term health consequences for mothers

Thursday 24 May 2018 | 15:30-16:45 | 5412.0028
Maarten Voors, Wageningen University
Healthcare Delivery during Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak

Thursday 31 May 2018 | 15:30-16:45 | 5412.0028
Bastian Ravesteijn, Harvard Medical School and Paris Descartes University
The Impact of Cost Sharing for Mental Health Care on Health Care Use and Labor Market Outcomes

Wednesday 6 June 2018 | 11:45-13:00 | 5411.0928
Titus Galema, UCSC
Gene-by-SES interplay in health behavior: theory and empiric

Thursday 14 June 2018 | 11:45-13:00 | 5412.0028
Hans van Kippersluis, Erasmus University Rotterdam
A Theory of Education, Health, and Longevity

Click here to view previous seminars.