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Eat Like The Animals

David Raubenheimer and Stephen J Simpson in conversation with Charlotte Wood

Friday 14 August 2020
12.30PM – 1.30PM

A baboon, a cat and a locust instinctively know what to eat for balanced nutrition but humans can’t work it out. Raubenheimer and Simpson have transformed the science of nutrition with their research into the appetite of animals. They take Charlotte Wood from jungle to laboratory to kitchen, to understand how and why we eat.

Presented by the National Museum of Australia

Artist

David Raubenheimer

Professor David Raubenheimer is the Leonard P Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. He heads the Sydney Food and Nutrition Network and is a member of the Australian National Committee for Nutrition. David co-wrote The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity.

Artist

Stephen J Simpson

Professor Stephen J Simpson is academic director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a Companion in the Order of Australia. Stephen co-wrote The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity.

Moderator

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Indie Book Award for Fiction, was joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction and was published throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. Her non-fiction books include The Writer’s Room and Love & Hunger. Her latest novel The Weekend was published to widespread acclaim.