Professor Simon Langley-Evans graduated from the University of London in 1986 with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry with Microbiology. He studied for his PhD in the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Southampton, under the supervision of Dr David York. He graduated in 1990 and after a period of postdoctoral work at both Southampton and the United Medical and Dentist School in London he obtained a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship. He has subsequently held lectureship positions at the University of Southampton, University College Northampton and University of Nottingham. He was awarded a personal Chair in Human Nutrition in 2005. His research expertise lies in the area of the Developmental Origins of Adult Disease, where he has conducted pioneering work in the development of experimental models of nutritional programming. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed papers and in 2009 published an undergraduate textbook entitled, "Nutrition: A Lifespan Approach." In 2005 he was awarded the Nutrition Society Silver Medal and in 2012 received his DSc from the University of Nottingham. Professor Langley-Evans is the Editor of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.