The epidemiological and experimental basis of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) has been well established for at least two decades. But its application to public health policy has been extraordinarily limited.
During this seminar, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman will explore the reasons for this as it informs much about both the practice of science and the evidence to policy/political nexus.
The GUSTO, S-PRESTO and MAMS studies are designed in ways that aim to reduce these barriers. However the challenge of context-specific, scalable and appropriate remedies will remain. Understanding why should influence the future scientific agenda.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman
Chief Scientific Officer,
A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences (SICS)
President, International Science Council (ISC)
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman trained as a paediatrician and biomedical scientist and holds a Distinguished University Professorship at the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland. He’s also Chief Scientific Officer at SICS and holds honorary chairs in the University College London, University of Southampton and National University of Singapore. He has published over 700 scientific papers in perinatal and developmental physiology, neuroscience and endocrinology, evolutionary biology and medicine, and has authored both technical and popular science books. He chaired the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity from 2014 to 2017.
Sir Peter is President of the International Science Council (ISC). He has received the highest scientific and civilian honours in New Zealand and numerous scientific awards, such as Singapore’s prestigious President's Science and Technology Medal in 2021.