About ♥


Hey everyone! My name is Lisa and I’m a developmental physiology PhD student at The University of Southampton, UK. More specifically, I’m researching how various diets (high-fat and vitamin D deficient) during pregnancy can affect the offspring’s skeletal muscle development and function in later life. Pretty cool huh?!

I have a BSc (Hons) in Physiology at The University of Manchester. I found the endocrinology and reproductive modules fascinating and as a result completed my MRes in Maternal and Fetal Health there too, which is what lead me to this PhD.

I am passionate about teaching and inspiring others to get involved in science. I believe that communicating science effectively to the public is very important, and hopefully this blog will help with that! Many students thinking about starting a PhD want to know what life is like as a PhD student, and when I was at that stage there was very little information. So, documenting my PhD experience should shed some light on one individual’s PhD life.

If you’d like to be featured in my blog, or would like me to write about a certain topic then please get in touch!