University of Southampton (UoS)

The University of Southampton (UoS) is a member of the Russell Group of 20 leading universities in the UK. UoS has made substantial long-term investment in nutrition research to identify the mechanisms linking nutrition with lifelong health, including the £9m Institute of Developmental Sciences focused on nutritional science. It hosts the £14.5m National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre with a major theme in nutrition, conducting translational research on nutrition across the lifecourse, and the £14.5m Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (ranked as world leading in its external review). UoS played a lead role in the research demonstrating that nutrition in early life has a major influence on chronic disease risk in later life and is acknowledged internationally as the home of this concept.

The role of UoS in the project:

  • The theoretical and practical behaviour change skills development components of the diet and micronutrient training course through adapting the ‘Healthy Conversation Skills’ approach.
  • The instructional design and media creation SOPs for eLearning modules.
  • The Training of the Trainers (ToT) module, training materials and trainer manual.

Work package 2 lead: Development I - Setting up of training course content

Team Members

Dr. Wendy Lawrence
Email: wtl@mrc.soton.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 238 076 4068

Prof. Keith Godfrey
Email: kmg@mrc.soton.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 238 077 7624

Dr. Sunhea Choi
Email: s.choi@soton.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 238 120 8663

Dr. Selma Omer
Email: s.m.omer@soton.ac.uk