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IDS - Institute of Developmental Sciences

Institute of Developmental Sciences

A Life Course of Health through Science

"Our mission is to advance health across the life course through research and innovation in the developmental sciences" Professor Mark Hanson

The IDS 2018 Review
IDS research

Our people

Discover the team behind the research, the members of IDS

Developing healthy lives

Our Science

Find out more about our individual research areas

contact us

Contact us

Whether you want to work with us, receive updates or simply find out more email us: ids@soton.ac.uk or click here 

Videos and Resources
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Our collaborators

The institute's mission is delivered through close collaboration with colleagues in:

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

The Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (Dir. Prof Cyrus Cooper) conducting research in UK and overseas population cohorts;

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (Dir. Prof Keith Godfrey), with its focus on nutrition, epigenetics and behaviour change

University Hospital Southampton

University Hospital Southampton joint initiatives to understand the impact of genome testing for patients with rare developmental disorders

Global Health Research Institute

The Global Health Research Institute a new initiative which involves colleagues in social and health sciences as well as medicine

Institute for Life Sciences

The Institute for Life Sciences which fosters cross-campus interdisciplinary research links related to the life sciences

Policy and advocacy

IDS scientists influence government policy, the agenda of non-government organisations, healthcare professionals, the general public and school children.

Media, TV, Radio, Print

Our Institute research is regularly featured in the media, find out about our appearances on BBC documentaries and most recent press releases.

Engaging Schools

LifeLab is a world leading teaching lab to teach school students the science behind health messages. Also, our staff and students visit schools and colleges to talk about science and University life.

Public Engagement

Visiting festivals and events throughout the year giving talks and showcasing researcher-designed interactive games and machines to get people thinking about key developmental science concepts.

Princess Anne opening the IDS in 2007
Princess Anne opening the IDS in 2007
LifeLab - students learning about health
LifeLab - students learning about health
Professor Pat Jacobs, Professor Sarah Ennis and Professor John Holloway
Professor Pat Jacobs, Professor Sarah Ennis and Professor John Holloway
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The Giant Kerplunk
The Giant Kerplunk
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Princess Anne with Professor Cyrus Cooper and Professor Mark Hanson
Princess Anne with Professor Cyrus Cooper and Professor Mark Hanson
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Celebrating 10 years of excellence

The Institute of Developmental Sciences

Our Science

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