Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Our research characterises how the environment during human development contributes to risk of chronic disease, underpinning resilience to challenges in later life.
Applying these insights through our teaching and knowledge exchange, we contribute to reducing disparities in health and life chances across generations.
Preparing for pregnancy and parenthood is critical to reducing disparities in health and life chances across generations. My research underpins policies to provide the best start to life, accompanied by resilience to sustain health into later life.
My research develops complex interventions to improve health and nutrition before conception and during pregnancy, to reduce inequalities. A component examines the role of the food environment to identify focal points for intervention.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of ill-health and inability to work. My research is identifying early life measures to improve lifelong musculoskeletal health, and ways to maintain this in later life.