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Meet the Team

An amazing team of highly experienced teachers are responsible for developing LifeLab's programmes and resources. The LifeLab Directors provide direction and guidance, bringing together expertise in medicine, nutrition, epidemiology, cardiovascular science, psychology, behavioural science and science education.  


The Education and Engagement Team 

Lisa Bagust
Lisa Bagust

LifeLab Teacher and Enterprise Fellow
Lisa is the lead for our secondary and college programmes, for the LifeLab EACH-B Research Trial (acting lead) and the Young Health Champions’ qualification. A member of the education team since 2013, Lisa teaches on our secondary LifeLab day and delivers training to teachers and researchers.
Kate Bartlett
Kate Bartlett
Developing Talent Lead

Kate joined LifeLab in 2018 and manages the LifeLab Medics Summer School and our work experience programmes. Kate is also responsible for promoting the LifeLab experience to schools and colleges across the South coast as part of the University's Widening Participation commitment.
Sian Bryant
Sian Bryant
Communications Manager

Sian joined the team in 2018 and produces content for schools, colleges, teachers and parents. Sian also runs communications sessions for young people on our summer school and looks after our social media feeds and the 'News and Features' pages for LifeLabOnline.

Claire Colbain
Claire Colbain
Laboratory Technician and LifeLabOnline Developer

Claire, who joined the team in 2018, runs and develops the practical work that takes place in LifeLab in her role as Laboratory Technician whilst also developing online course content for LifeLabOnline.
Rachel Gagen
Rachel Gagen
LifeLab Teacher

Rachel joined the team in 2020 to create educational materials for primary schools about COVID-19 and created, with Natasha, the COVID-19 Warriors programme available nationally for schools via LifeLabOnline.
Natasha Green
Natasha Green
LifeLab Teacher

Natasha joined the team in 2020 to create educational materials for primary schools about COVID-19 and created, with Rachel, the COVID-19 Warriors programme available nationally for schools via LifeLabOnline.

Donna Lovelock
Donna Lovelock
LifeLab Teacher and Enterprise Fellow

Donna is currently seconded as the programme lead for schools and colleges on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Saliva Testing Programme. A member of the education team since 2015, Donna is lead for the EACH-B Research Trial and teaches on our secondary LifeLab day and the summer school programme.
Kathryn Woods-Townsend
Kathryn Woods-Townsend
Programme Manager

Kath has been the Programme Manager for LifeLab since 2009 leading on the development and delivery of the education programmes at all levels. Kath also sits on the LifeLab Board of Directors, providing leadership and direction to the LifeLab team.


LifeLab Directors

Mary Barker
Mary Barker
Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Science

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Chris Downey
Professor of Education

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Keith Godfrey
Keith Godfrey
 Professor of Epidemiology and Human Development

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Marcus Grace
Marcus Grace 
Professor of Science Education

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Mark Hanson
Mark Hanson 
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science

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Hazel Inskip
Hazel Inskip 
Emeritus Professor of Statistical Epidemiology

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Kathryn Woods-Townsend
Kathryn Woods-Townsend
Associate Professor (Research)

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