A Healthy Generation? LifeLab at Hands-On Humanities Day

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Date(s) - 19/Nov/2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus

At Hands-On Humanities Day, join us for A Healthy Generation? a production of Lifelab led by Prof Mark Hanson (Medicine), exploring the hopes and fears for the health of the population this century.

7LifeLab is a unique, state-of-the-art teaching laboratory dedicated to improving adolescent health by giving school students opportunities to learn first-hand the science behind the health messages.

This Hands-On Humanities Day event will take place at 13:30 in Lecture Theatre A (Avenue Campus*). While booking for LifeLab is not required, booking for Hands-On Humanities Day is- secure your free tickets online now.

*For detailed directions and information on parking at the Avenue Campus, please follow this map link.

Professor Mark Hanson is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science within Medicine at the University of Southampton. Mark Hanson is a leader in developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) research and advocacy. He is a British Heart Foundation Professor and Director of the Institute of Developmental Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research explores how parents’ nutrition and lifestyle affects their offspring’s development, even before conception, passing on risk of non-communicable diseases.  The underlying mechanisms involve epigenetic processes, whereby environmental factors alter gene function, potentially  giving biomarkers of risk

Mark has a particular interest in the opportunities for education to promote health literacy in adolescents, as a way of reducing their disease risk in later life – and to give their future children, the next generation,  a healthy start to life.

Trained as a physiologist and a teacher and having devoted the last forty years of his life to education and academic work to promote health in the population, Mark was one of the founders of the LifeLab initiative in Southampton. Mark has co-authored popular science books, including Mismatch and Fat, Fate and Disease.


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