Britain’s fat fight – University of Liverpool on BBC News

Britain's fat fight - University of Liverpool on BBC News

Dr Charlotte Hardman, a lecturer in Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool interested in psychological determinants of appetite and eating behaviour and in the application of this knowledge to interventions for health behaviour change, was recently interviewed on BBC News

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Defra Plant Health UG studentships funded by N8 AgriFood, Defra and BSPP

Defra Plant Health UG studentships  funded by N8 AgriFood, Defra and BSPP

Undergraduates – would you like to experience the exciting world of plant science research, tackle a key science challenge, and be paid for it?

We’ve worked with plant scientists to create nine excellent projects that address major plant health challenges identified by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Students can now apply to work on these projects for 8-10 weeks this summer. Successful students will receive £200 per week,


N8 AgriFood annual conference – 70 speakers now confirmed!

N8 AgriFood annual conference - 70 speakers now confirmed!

The 2018 N8 AgriFood annual conference – People, Health and Food Systems – which takes place at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool on 13-14 June, is the preeminent event bringing researchers, industry and external stakeholders together to look at innovative approaches in food systems and sustainability. It runs over two days with 70+ speakers, high level keynotes, panel debates, streamed workshop sessions and an exhibition area, as well as networking opportunities over drinks and dinner.


University of York £5million project to develop the local bio economy

University of York £5million project to develop the local bio economy

The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation in Yorkshire, the Humber  and the Tees Valley in a new collaboration between the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside. Those involved in the three year project say the funding will boost the region’s economy, create jobs and deliver major environmental benefits. In partnership with regional industry, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the wider community, the THYME project (Teesside, Hull and York – Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange ) has three key themes:

  • Transform: Produce high-value products from bio-based wastes and by-products
  • Convert: Re-purpose industrial sites for bio-based manufacturing
  • Grow: Increase productivity by reducing waste and energy use,

North West Obesity Network Meeting in association with N8 AgriFood – registration open

North West Obesity Network Meeting in association with N8 AgriFood – registration open

Food Poverty, Mental Health and Obesity: Understanding the interplay to tackle health inequalities

Thursday 10th May 2018

Attendance to this meeting is free but you will need to register to attend as places are limited.

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9.30 Registration

9.50 Welcome and Introduction – Dr Charlotte Hardman and Dr Louise Thompson, ASO North West regional co-ordinators.

10.00 Dr Charlotte Hardman,