KNAW masterclass for postdocs and PhD-students: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the food environment and public health.
When: 13 November 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs
Where: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Organisators: KNAW & Dr. Joreintje Mackenbach (VUMC), Dr Maartje Poelman (UU), Prof Emely de Vet (WUR)
Speakers: Prof Emely de Vet (Health Psychology - WUR); Prof Koert van Ittersum (Consumer Psychology and Marketing -RUG); Prof Jamie Pearce (Geography - University of Edinburgh) Dr. Lukar Thornton (Environmental Sciences and Public Health - Deakin University Melbourne) and Prof Jacob Seidell (Public Health Nutrition - VU University Amsterdam).
There is an increasing amount of research on role of the food environment in eating behaviours and health. Various research disciplines (e.g., epidemiology, geography, public health) have made much scientific progress in a short period of time in understanding the impact of the food environment on public health. New insights and a growing political and social interest in the prevention of diet-related chronic diseases have prompted momentum for creating a breakthrough in this research field. However, as innovations often occur at the intersection of disciplines, theories, skills and knowledge from different disciplines need to be effectively combined in order to answer the most pertinent research questions and generate a new research agenda.
Following the international expert meeting on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, a full-day masterclass for Dutch PhD candidates and early career postdocs takes place on Wednesday 13 November. The masterclass will focus on the role of the food environment for eating behaviours and health. During this masterclass, PhD-candidates and postdocs will attend lectures in the morning programme given by experts from different disciplines. There will also be a focus on differences in the theories and methods used in these disciplines in research into the food environment. Interfaces between the disciplines will be key during this masterclass. The afternoon programme will consist of devising and pitching an interdisciplinary research project in which the acquired knowledge will be clustered.
Attending the masterclass is free of charge. However, places are limited. Are you interested to participate? Please send a short motivation (max 500 words) before Oct 1 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why you would like to participate in this masterclass and how your discipline/expertise contributes to the field. We aim to include an interdisciplinary group of PhD-students and early postdocs. More information? Please contact Dr. Maartje Poelman (email@example.com) – Detailed program will follow asap.