University of Southampton School of Medicine
Professor Osmond trained in mathematics at the Universities of Cambridge (MA) and Bath (PhD) before joining the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit of the University of Southampton in 1980. Since 1984 he has worked, often with Professor Barker, on human epidemiological studies that have underpinned the “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease” hypothesis.
His main collaborations are with researchers in Finland, the Netherlands, India and Jamaica. In each of these settings he studies people whose early growth and development were recorded in detail some time ago, and he relates their early experience to their well-being later in life.