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Our research is driving health and clinical impacts across the whole life course, through three key themes; starting well in life, staying healthy for longer and improving nutritional care.

Concentrating on optimisation of nutrition to prevent and understand the metabolism underpinning disease such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a major problem in obesity.

We encourage active public participation and our innovative LifeLab educational and Southampton Initiative for Health programmes aim to promote healthy lifestyles and health literacy in school students and young mothers.

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Research Centre

The NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre lies at the core of our clinical and biomedical research partnership with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.



  LifeLab is a unique, state-of-the-art teaching laboratory dedicated to improving adolescent health by giving school students opportunities to learn first-hand the science behind the health messages.    


Key Individuals

The centre is directed by Professor Keith Godfrey and brings together Southampton's leading nutrition researchers, core laboratory and nursing teams.


Postgraduate Courses

We have a focused research strategy, covering the spectrum from basic science to clinical innovation.

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Research Studies

Find out more about what's involved in our studies, and how you might be able to take part.

Creating healthy generations

Pioneering research into nutrition across the lifecourse

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