Consumer Data Research Centre

Obesity Network – Policy Impact and Data

The first of four seminars held by the ESRC Obesity Strategic Network, to explore how Big Data can best be used to understand and tackle obesity.

09:00 – 09:30 Registration & refreshments

LIDA, Level 11 Worsley Building, University of Leeds

09:30 – 11:30




Seminars – Open to all

Clarendon Wing Lecture Theatre – Worsley building

Network Welcome – Michelle Morris and Mark Birkin

All speakers will provide background to what they do, how it fits in with the network and their aspirations for policy impact of the network

Prof Pinki Sahota – Association for the Study of Obesity

Mr Michael Chang – Town and Country Planning Association

Prof Mark Birkin – Consumer Data Research Centre

Prof Chris Dibben – Administrative Data Research Centre

11:30 – 12:30



Panel discussion – Open to all

Facilitator: Kim Edwards

Panel members: Pinki Sahota, Michael Chang, Chris Dibben, Mark Birkin, Emma Strachen, Ian Shuttleworth

12:30 – 14:00 Networking lunch & walk
14:00 – 17:00 Workshop activities – For network members only