Godfrey, Professor Keith

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Paediatric dermatology 

Training and education

  • BM (hons) medicine - University of Southampton, 1983  
  • MRCP - Royal College of Physicians of London, 1986  
  • CCST (certificate of completion of specialist training) - Specialist Training Authority, 1997                                 
  • FRCP - Royal College of Physicians of London, 1999   
  • PhD in medicine - University of Southampton, 1999 


Prof Godfrey has worked for the Trust since May 1997.

His roles include:

  • professor of epidemiology and human development at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (University of Southampton)
  • nutrition theme lead at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre
  • lead investigator for Southampton Women's Survey
  • director of the Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • co-director of the NIHR Southampton Global Health Research Group.

Key achievements

  • Prof Godfrey's research has impacted policy and been recognised by the UK government, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Prof Godfrey is a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore. He’s also a trustee of the International Society for the Development Origins of Health and Disease, a UK-registered charity.

Awards and prizes

  • Medical Research Council training fellowship
  • Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council: social innovator of the year - finalist 
  • Vice chancellor’s award for collegiality – LifeLab team
  • NIHR senior investigator
  • Vice chancellor's award for international engagement


Prof Godfrey’s research aims to prevent heart and lung disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes and allergic conditions such as atopic eczema.

Prof Godfrey is the author of over 400 refereed papers and reviews.


You can follow Prof Godfrey on Twitter @KeithMGodfrey