The Complexity of Obesity Group

Our mission

The rationale behind  our meeetings, seminars and conferences is the understanding that obesity is a complex issue, which don't have simple solutions. We think that a complex systems framework calls for a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, and multi-professional approach in research and practice.

Our mission is to make and host international conferences on different aspects on the complexity of obesity in order to bring together thinking from multiple disciplines so we can change the ways in which we conceptualise and tackle obesity. 

 Who we are
Conference organisers
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences 
Førde Hospital Trust
Sogn og Fjordane University College
Førde Hospital Trust
The Research Council of Norway
Members of the organising committee
Professor John Roger Andersen
Professor Harry Rutter
Associate professor Eli Natvik
Associate professor Anny Aasprang
Associate professor Eivind Aadland
Pediatrician Hege Kristiansen
Adviser Runar Hovland
Editorial board (conference proceedings)
Professor John Roger Andersen
Editorial board:
Professor Øyvind Glosvik
Professor Ronette L. Kolotkin
Professor Harry Rutter
Associate professor Eivind Aadland