15 February 2012
4pm - 5pm
Venue: Seminar Room, Level 1 Liggins Institute 2-6 Park Avenue, Grafton
Host: Liggins Institute
Contact info: Dr Dongxu Liu ext 89603 or Dr Martin de Bock ext 82769
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Liggins Institute academic seminar
presented by Dr Marcus Grace, University of Southampton, UK
All University staff and students are welcome
Refreshments will be served
Adolescents are generally confident about their own health and understandably think very little about the health of their future children. This seminar explores the views that teenagers in the city of Southampton, England, hold about their health and how an intervention can help them appreciate that present lifestyle can affect their own health and that of their future children. It presents some of the findings and thinking behind ‘LifeLab’, a health-related project with teenagers and secondary school teachers in Southampton. ‘LifeLab’ provides teenagers with the opportunity to visit a hospital-based classroom and learn about the science behind health in relation to non-communicable diseases.
Dr Marcus Grace is Deputy Head of the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, and part of the ‘LifeLab’ team. His research interests include teaching and learning about the science underpinning education for biodiversity, sustainability and citizenship, and adolescent decision-making in relation to socio-scientific issues, particularly environmental and health issues.