Lavinia Bertini
Doctoral Tutor (Anthropology)
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Research

My PhD research investigates the impact of obesity-related health policies on local clinical realities and focuses on personal experiences of weight management.

By exploring everyday narratives and perceptions of obesity and weight management used by different actors such as GPs, nurses and weight loss groups’ participants, I examine the diversity within biomedicine in understanding the “obesity epidemic” discourse.

This research promotes a reflection on body politics and technologies of policy and governance as well as on social reproduction of identities linked to health, social class and gender.