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The University of Southampton
Population Health


Life Lab (Marcus Grace and Kath Woods Townsend)

Lifelab is an innovative educational intervention being piloted in Southampton, funded initially by The Wellcome Trust and The Medical Research Council. It is designed to enable 11-16 year old students to discover first hand, how their diets and lifestyles lay the foundations for a healthier life, and how their own health is linked to the health of the children they may have in the future. After attending the LifeLab activities, students have demonstrated a significantly improved awareness that nutrition during early development can affect future health, and that lifestyles of both parents can affect the health of their children. We have shown that attending LifeLab has a statistically significant positive impact on students' interest in pursuing science beyond GCSE. Read more...



Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Centre (Mark Hanson)


Through our internationally recognised Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Centre we incorporate the work of the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, the NIHR Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre  and the University's  Institute of Developmental Sciences.

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