- Fetal physiology and nutrition
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
- Equality and diversity in research, education and public engagement
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Lucy Green obtained a BSc in Physiology (1991, King’s College London) then worked as a research assistant with Professor Peter Nathanielsz (1991-2) at Cornell University USA before completing a PhD in Fetal Physiology (1996, University College London). She undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Western Ontario (Lawson Research Institute, 1996-1998) before becoming a Lecturer at University College London (Obstetrics and Gynaecology). In 2000 she took up a position at The University of Southampton where she is now an Associate Professor. Lucy is Head of Engagement in the Faculty of Medicine (from 2020) and works to develop Faculty skills in public engagement and co-produced/participatory research, and to recognise the contribution of staff, students and collaborating members of public.
Lucy is a specialist in the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), with 25 years of research project leadership, PhD supervision, and as an educator of undergraduate science and medical students in physiology and the science underlying DOHaD. In 2012 she won a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching award for innovation. She teaches and lectures on public engagement and works with learned societies such as the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease and the Physiological Society to advocate for the physiological sciences and DOHaD medical science with the general public, health professionals and policy makers.
Since 2017 Lucy has innovated public engagement schemes and science festivals activities (University Innovation Award, 2017), and devised health-science experiences for young people which enable them to question experts about big health issues. In 2018 she was appointed as a British Science Association Media Fellow (at BBC Radio Science Unit and Science Online News). In 2019 she became a Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology won their Senior Investigator Outreach and Engagement Award. She is co-author of a new Cambridge University Press book 'What Makes a Person? Secrets of Our First 1000 Days' (published Nov 2022).