University of Cambridge > > MRC Epidemiology and CEDAR Seminars > Seminar – Precision approaches to improving obesity prevention in Queensland, Australia

Seminar – Precision approaches to improving obesity prevention in Queensland, Australia

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Paul Browne.

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Precision approaches to improving obesity prevention in Queensland, Australia

Dr Oliver Canfell, University of Queensland, Australia

This hybrid seminar will be held in meeting rooms 1 and 2, Level 4, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ , and online.

Register to attend in-person at:

Register to join this seminar online at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About this talk Public health innovation is needed to improve population healthy weight. Emerging data and digital technologies (e.g., electronic medical records, artificial intelligence) can unlock new intelligence to inform precise interventions and policies for people at risk for obesity – the right preventive intervention for the right community at the right time.

This seminar will showcase a multidisciplinary research program to use digital health as an enabler for obesity prevention at scale in Queensland, Australia (our “small” state of >5 million people!). This program will highlight the strength of partnerships between academia, healthcare, and industry to drive data-driven innovation for obesity prevention.

About Dr Canfell Dr Oliver Canfell is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) and Accredited Practising Dietitian interested in the prevention and management of obesity. He trained as a paediatric dietitian and have broad healthcare experience, including one-on-one clinical care with children and families, co-designing and implementing community prevention programs in multidisciplinary teams, and delivering and evaluating statewide health promotion initiatives.

His current research focuses on using data and digital technology to improve obesity prevention at population scale. He aims to use nutrition and digital health to add health to life and equity to health for people across the life course.

This talk is part of the MRC Epidemiology and CEDAR Seminars series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


© 2006-2024, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity