Nutrition committee

Professor Susan Ozanne BSc PhD FMedSci

Susan Ozanne is Professor of Developmental Endocrinology in the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science Metabolic Research Laboratories and the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

She obtained a first-class honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1990 and then went to Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge, where she obtained her PhD in 1994. Prior to her current appointment, she was a British Heart Foundation Senior Fellow. She has also previously held a Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship and a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship.

Susan heads Epigenetic Programming of Metabolic Health across the Life Course programme, which aims to define the mechanistic basis of the relationship between suboptimal early life nutrition and risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in later life. The long-term goal of this research is to use this mechanistic insight to design rational intervention strategies to improve the health of women and their children. Professor Ozanne is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts on the early origins of health and disease and has supervised 20 PhDs to successful completion of their thesis on this topic.

She is an elected member of the council of the Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease and was awarded the Nick Hales Award for outstanding contribution to the field in 2013.