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Speaker presentations

Keynote speakers

Professor John Coveney, School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Professor John Coveney was one of the initiators of the international Critical Dietetics movement. His research area considers public health nutrition, history of food and health a, food policy and social and cultural factors that influence food patterns and food intake. Professor John Coveney has published over 150 papers and a number of books or book chapters in these fields.

Dr Catherine Morley, School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada
Dr Catherine Morley was one of the initiators of the international Critical Dietetics movement. Her research interests includes among other the historic influences on dietetic practices and the use of art-based approaches in dietetics. She also applies a critical dietetics approach as a lecturer at the dietetics education at Acadia University.

Professor Ata Ghaderi, Department of Clinical Neuroscience Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Ata Ghaderi is a psychologist leading a research group focusing at clinical psychology: etiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders. This field is characterized by integration of science and clinical practice for understanding the emergence of psychological problems as well as effective ways of preventing and treating these conditions.

Dr Karin Eli, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, England
Dr Karin Eli is an anthropologist working at Oxford’s Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, a multidisciplinary research group focusing at body weight from the social, cultural and medical perspectives. Her research area involves eating disorders, obesity, media influences on body and weight, and how this is permeated by the intersection between gender and class. 

Professor Jukka Gronow, Helsinki University, Finland
Professor Jukka Gronow has studied the sociology of food from several different perspectives. For example, he has studied  Nordic food habits, the development of cultural taste in Finland and Soviet, and dietary trends. He is the author of several articles and books in food sociology, of which the most recognized is The Sociology of Taste (Routledge 1997). 

Other speakers

Dr Paulina Nowicka, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University
Dr Nowicka is an Associate Professor in Pediatric Science and a Senior Lecturer in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. In her research she seeks to identify the most important familial and sociocultural drivers of obesity early in life, and to investigate how lifestyle patterns develop across generations.

Dr Elin Lövestam, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University
Dr Lövestam is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. Her main research interest considers the professional approach and identity of the dietetic practitioner, with a focus on professionalization processes and language use.

Dr Nicklas Neuman, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University
Dr Neuman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. In collaboration with the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester, his research currently focuses on sustainable food consumption, focusing on meat-reduced diets from a practice-theoretical approach.

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