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I am based in the lab of Professor Susan Ozanne at the Institute of Metabolic Science, where we investigate how maternal obesity during pregnancy impacts on long-term health outcomes of the offspring. My background is in neuronal control of energy homeostasis, and I am interested in how exposure to maternal obesity alters a part of the baby’s brain- the hypothalamus- that is critical in controlling food intake. Altered development of this part of the brain leads individuals to eat more and can therefore underlie the development of obesity. My research aims to define the molecular mechanisms by which maternal obesity causes changes in the development of the hypothalamus, so that we can develop interventions to improve the long- term health of the offspring.