Nutrition Theme Lead, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre; Director, Centre for Developmental Origins of Health & Disease
Keith Godfrey is Director of the Centre for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease at the University of Southampton. He leads the Lifecourse Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health Theme in the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Professor of Epidemiology & Human Development at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton. Other appointments include Honorary Consultant, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore; and Trustee of the UK-registered charity the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Keith’s research is characterising optimal diet and body composition for women and their offspring before, during and after pregnancy, alongside defining the epigenetic mechanisms underlying lasting effects of the developmental environment. Working with the University of the West Indies Solutions for Developing Countries, his work in sub-Saharan Africa is seeking to protect neurocognitive development and enhance human capital through nutritional intervention during pregnancy and infancy.