Category: In the Media

Could artificial intelligence save the NHS?

Just published this article with Andy Miah (Salford) in The Conversation. “The NHS recently announced plans to trial an artificially intelligent mobile health app to a million people in London. The aim is to help diagnose and treat patients by engaging them in a real time text message conversation which will complement the NHS 111 phone …

Why young women need to be given a louder voice in the obesity debate

An article I published in the conversation with Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb and Annaleise Depper (University of Bath) on the obesity policy. Young women are at the centre of myriad public health concerns about their bodies. Fears about obesity, inactivity, unhappiness and social media have driven policy responses that target young women and their “problem” behaviours. …

Interview – The Men Who Made Us Thin BBC

THE MEN WHO MADE US THIN BBC 2 This is a four part documentary series includes an interview with myself and a number of other critical weight scholars/activists. Click here to watch clips from the series “Jacques Peretti investigates the connections between obesity and weight loss, confronting some of the men making a fortune from …