Simon Langley-Evans

Excited to be returning to I'm a Scientist for a second time.



Icknield High School 1981. Luton Sixth Form College 1983. Royal Holloway College 1986- BSc Biochemistry. Southampton University 1990.


13 O-levels (what they called GCSEs in the old days), 3 A-levels (Chemistry, Biology, Maths), BSc Biochemistry with Microbiology, PhD, DSc.

Work History:

I have worked in many roles in UK universities as a researcher, lecturer and professor. I have worked at the universities of London, Nottingham, Northampton and Southampton.

What I do now:

I am Professor of Human Nutrition and the Deputy Head of School of Biosciences.

My Interview

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What I do

I study diet in pregnancy, how it affects the way babies grow, and how it can lead the baby to have diabetes or heart disease as he/she ages

The biggest food challenge facing society today..

Feeding everyone. Too many people around the world go hungry every day and as the population of the world gets even bigger, we will struggle to provide enough for everyone.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Enthusiastic, busy, supportive (and excited about doing this!- sorry I cheated)

Who is your favourite singer or band?

My favourite is a band called Yes (from the 1970s) but I really like London Grammar at the moment too.

What's your favourite food?


What is the most fun thing you've done?

Flying in a glider. It was quite scary landing with no engine and just one wheel.

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

1. To be World President. 2. To go into space. 3. To be a member of the first mission to Mars. If I achieved number 3, then the first two might change a bit!

Tell us a joke.

What do you call two dinosaurs that have been in an accident? Tyrannosaurus wrecks.

Other stuff

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