‘What Does Australia Really Think About Obesity?’ filmed in School of Biomedical Science labs

School of Biomedical Science laboratories feature in the latest episode of a new documentary series airing on SBS On Demand.

‘What Does Australia Really Think About Obesity?’ is the third instalment of a three-part documentary series exploring how stigma and prejudice impact the lives of millions of Australians.

Many of the scenes were filmed on University of Melbourne grounds back in January this year, including the Level 3 and Level 4 West Laboratories in our Medical Building and outside the South Grattan St Building entrance.

Casey Donovan in SBS Lab

Host Casey Donovan in one of our labs, Trikojus Lab, Lab W405, Level 4 West, Medical Building

This series uses surveys reviewed by the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland and La Trobe University to reveal what Australians really think about disability, old people and obesity.

Australian performer and host of this episode, Casey Donovan, investigates what Australians really think about obesity while exploring how stigma and prejudice can be challenged, including understanding the role of genetics in obesity. “Much of the tendency to become obese is genetically primed” says Professor John Dixon from Swinburne University of Technology.

The episode finishes with Casey Donovan’s powerful words, “I want people to understand that people of all different shapes and sizes have struggles. And I want people to know that they are enough. At the end of the day, you are enough.”

SBS’s documentary series ‘What Does Australia Really Think About…’ is available to stream for free on SBS on Demand.

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