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Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease


Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

Dr Laila Khawaja PhD

Research Fellow

Emeritus Professor Caroline Fall MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPCH

Research interests

  • Maternal nutrition in pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Long-term effects of fetal nutrition on health and chronic disease, especially type 2 diabetes


Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD

Professor Cyrus Cooper

Prof Rheumatology Clinical Epidemiology

Research interests

  • Key research contributions have been:
  • discovery of the developmental influences which contribute to the risk of osteoporosis and hip fracture in late adulthood
  • demonstration that maternal vitamin D insufficiency is associated with sub-optimal bone mineral accrual in childhood

Dr Danielle Schoenaker BSc, MSc, FHEA, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Preconception health
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Maternal, paternal and child health

Accepting applications from PhD students

Miss Donna Lovelock

Enterprise Fellow

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Behaviour Change

Professor Elaine Dennison

Personal Chair

Research interests

  • The epidemiology of musculoskeletal disease, particularly those conditions common in later life (osteoporosis and osteoarthritis)

Dr Elizabeth Curtis

Associate Professor in Rheumatology

Ms Faidra Laskou

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology

Dr Felino Cagampang PhD

Associate Professor

Dr Georgia Ntani

Senior Research Fellow