Being 'fat' in today's world: A socio-cultural investigation of overweight and obesity. [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Prof PA Komesaroff; Prof D Castle; Prof WR Blood; Dr SL Thomas; Dr J Hyde

Brief description What does it feel like to constantly struggle with your weight? Over 60% of Australians are overweight or obese, and many of these have battled with their weight for most of their adult lives. In an innovative approach to obesity, researchers at Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Canberra and Deakin University are investigating the poignancy of experience of living with obesity in Australia. The aim of the study, which also includes a review of how obesity is represented by Australian newspapers, will use narratives to provide public health, health promotion and media strategies which resonate with the lived reality of obese and overweight people.

Funding Amount $411,189

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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