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Mimetic Factors in Health and Well-Being: Workshop 1

A workshop on "Mimetic Factors in Health and Well-Being" is being held from 10am to 6pm on Wednesday 14 October in Arden House. The workshop is jointly funded by the ESRC, BBSRC and MRC and is open to external visitors.

Mimesis is the ability/susceptibility we all have to copy each other's behaviour. For further information on the topics covered and the speakers involved, see the official poster for the workshop(Word Document).

The ESRC, BBSRC and MRC have jointly funded a team based at Warwick to grow an interdisciplinary, international network focused on mimetic factors in individual health behaviour as part of the innovative "Understanding Individual Behaviour" programme. The key purpose of the network is to stimulate and enable future research projects and applications for funding. The mimesis project, led by Prof. Steve Fuller (co-investigators Drs. Ann Adams, Frances Griffiths, Nick Lee) has three key areas: mimesis and the bio-social study of individual behaviour; mimetic factors in health behaviour across the life course; mimetic factors in modelling emergent health behaviours.

To book your place email Ann Ryan on Please give details of your name, institution, contact information and special dietary requirements, if any.

For further enquiries, contact Dr. Nick Lee on


Economic & Social Research Council

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Medical Research Council

Institute of Advanced Study