By invitation only

Masterclass: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the food environment and public health

13 November 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
020 551 0747
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Masterclass for PhD candidates and postdocs on the role of the food environment for public health.

Following the expert meeting on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, a masterclass for Dutch PhD candidates and postdocs will be organised on Wednesday 13 November. The masterclass will focus on the role of the food environment for eating behaviour and health. 

Various research disciplines have made much scientific progress in a short period of time in understanding the impact of the food environment on public health. Examples include epidemiological, geographical, psychological and managerial research. 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. 

During this masterclass, at least 15 PhD candidates and postdocs will attend lectures in the morning programme given by experts from four 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 and possible points of departure for a research agenda will be sought. The afternoon programme will consist of devising and pitching an interdisciplinary research project in which the acquired knowledge will be clustered. 


Professor Emely de Vet (WUR), dr. Maartje Poelman (UU) and dr. Joreintje Mackenbach (VUMC)