The Born Trilogy
An inaugural lecture by Professor Richard Lea
In this inaugural lecture, Richard will explore the impact of maternal, intra-uterine and post-natal environment on development from conception through to adult life. With reference to his own research contributions, Richard will discuss how intra-uterine environment is key to establishing a healthy pregnancy and how regional environmental change affects fertility and adult reproductive health.
- From: Thursday 23 January 2014, 12 am
- To: Thursday 23 January 2014, 12 am
- Location: TG9, Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
- Booking deadline: Friday 13 January 2017, 12.00 am
We are conceived and develop in a global environment which significantly impacts on our health and wellbeing. Even small changes to the environment of the developing foetus can define our 'born identity' in terms of our future reproductive potential and which diseases we contract in adult life. Global environmental change also impacts on the spread of new and emerging infectious disease thus influencing our potential for survival and our 'born supremacy'.
In this inaugural lecture, Richard will explore the impact of maternal, intra-uterine and post-natal environment on development from conception through to adult life. With reference to his own research contributions, Richard will discuss how intra-uterine environment is key to establishing a healthy pregnancy and how regional environmental change affects fertility and adult reproductive health. In an ever changing global environment, the key question remains: what does the future hold and can we define our 'born ultimatum?'
Professor Richard LeaRichard graduated with a PhD in 1988 from Sheffield Hallam University in conjunction with the Equine Fertility Unit in Cambridge. His early post-doctoral work focussed on immunological aspects of early pregnancy and at McMaster University in Canada, he worked on human recurrent miscarriage. Returning to the UK, Richard spent five years at the University of Edinburgh and ten years at the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen where he focussed on projects including the impact of diabetes on embryo development and the effects of the abortion pill (RU-486) on uterine immune cells. Since the mid-1990s, he has focussed on environmental and nutritional aspects of reproduction. In 2006, Richard moved to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham and in early 2013, he was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University.
Currently, Richard's research focuses on the effects of environmental contaminants on reproductive development and more recently, on the impact of new and emerging pathogens. Richard is in the unique position of being able to draw on a wealth of expertise and this enables him to significantly focus his high level of commitment and drive to impact markedly on the research and teaching programs of both Nottingham Universities.
6 pm: Drinks and canapés in Bramley building room TG9
6.30 pm: Inaugural lecture in Bramley building room TG10
A buffet will be served afterwards in Main Hall Dining Room.
Please book your place in advance.
Click on the 'add to basket' button and complete the booking form. Please outline any dietary requirements you may have.
Parking is available at Brackenhurst campus outside the Bramley building. Please follow the signs on arrival.
Parking is available at Brackenhurst campus outside the Bramley building.
Travelling by car
Campus Sat Nav postcode: NG25 0QF
Parking is available in Bramley car park for visitors.
Brackenhurst is approximately 14 miles north of Nottingham's city centre.
Due to a number of roadworks taking place we recommend that you allow extra time for your journey.
From the North
Exit the M1 at Junction 28 and head towards Mansfield along the A38. Turn right to follow the A617 towards Newark and then turn right onto the A612 towards Southwell and Nottingham. The campus will be on your left.
From the South
Due to major roadworks on the A453 from Junction 24 of the M1 we recommend that you do not use this route. The A1, A52, A46 and A612 offer alternatives.
From the West
Follow the A52 Nottingham Ring Road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612. The campus is about ten miles on your right.
From the East
Head along the A1, A46 or A17 to Newark, then the A617 to Mansfield, before picking up the A612 to Southwell and Nottingham. The campus will be on your left.
Travelling by bus
Bus Service 100 to Brackenhurst campus: departs from King Street off the Old Market Square
Frequency: Every 20 minutes
Journey time: 45 minutes
Price : £3.40 return per person
Ask the bus driver to let you know where to get off.
Travelling by rail
Nottingham Midland Station is located near the city centre. Timetable information is available on the National Rail website.
You can either walk or take the tram to the Old Market Square.
Take the tram from the NET tram terminus next to the station (all go via the Old Market Square). It should take about five minutes to get there.
Price: £3.50 return per adult.
Frequency: Every seven minutes
Walking time from station to Old Market Square : ten minutes
Standing in front of the Council House in the Square, take the road to the left, King Street. Clarks shoe shop is on the corner and Brian Clough statue is straight ahead. Then follow the Travelling by bus information
For information on hotels in the area, visit Experience Nottinghamshire website.