Globalisation and Children's Diets: The Case of the Maya of Mexico and Central America
Professor Barry Bogin is a physical anthropologist who trained at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
During his time there, Professor Bogin researched physical growth in Guatemalan Maya children, and is a theorist upon the evolutionary origins of human childhood.
He is currently a Professor of Biological Anthropology at Loughborough University.
Professor Bogin has published a number of journals and papers on his research, most notably his paper entitled, "Patterns of Human Growth, Second Edition" (Cambridge University Press).
Dr Ines Varela-Silva is a human biologist in the Centre for Global Health and Human Development at Loughborough University. She has a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan.
Her current areas of research focus on patterns of human growth and development as indicators of health and disease; the paradox of nutritional dual-burden (coexistence of under-and overweight) among populations in developing countries and among migrants in developed countries; aspects of energy balance, physical (in)activity and intergenerational components of health and disease; and on objective assessment of energy expenditure using ambulatory-technological devices.
Inês believes that science and art should mingle more. She is a patron of The Old Vic Theatre and a gold member of the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.