The British Academy is offering research grants of up to £10,000 to humanities and social science researchers working on COVID-19. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020 and outcomes will be notified by 30 June 2020. Find out more
Public Health England is keeping track of new research on the potential relationships between obesity and COVID-19, or general relationships between obesity and immune function and/or respiratory infections. Please forward any relevant work to [email protected]
Researchers at the University of Leeds, working with one of the ASO trustees, have launched a survey to explore people’s thoughts and behaviours relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. To participate, please click on this link.
ASO’s May email update was sent to members and subscribers on 7 May 2020 and contained lots of information and research regarding COVID-19 and obesity. You can read the update here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO’s emails and didn’t receive it to your inbox, please let us know. A benefit of … Continued
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) commissioned polling from Savanta ComRes to understand more about the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures to manage the situation, on the food environment and what people are eating. Summary of findings: Younger people (aged 18-24) are more likely to report changes in what they are … Continued
The University of Liverpool is conducting a survey to explore the ways in which weight management and health behaviours may have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Taking part will involve completing a series of questionnaires (~20 minutes). The research team is seeking participants who are 18 years+, fluent in English and currently resident in the … Continued
The EASO OMTF and COMs Network will host a webinar on Friday 8 May at 1400 hrs CET, to address the topic of overweight and obesity as risk factors for COVID-19. Your participation is welcomed, please also share this invite with colleagues and network members. Further information Registration
A collection of articles from the ESRC Strategic Network for Obesity, directed by ASO member Dr Michelle Morris, has been published in the International Journal of Obesity. The Network hosted a series of seminars and workshops which brought together International experts to better understand what has been done to date and what the potential is … Continued
ASO’s April email update was sent to members and subscribers on 6 April 2020. You can read the update, with a focus on COVID-19, here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO’s emails and didn’t receive it to your inbox, please let us know.
ASO has been busy collating information alongside EASO to provide support and ideas for members and their patients to draw on during the Coronavirus outbreak. Visit our web page for healthy mind and body tips, campaigns to get behind, resources and much more. We know that ASO members and the people living with obesity who … Continued