Professor Marcus Richards
Professor Marcus Richards is the co-leader (with Dr Alison Lennox) of WP4 on diet in relation to cognitive and physical capability, and also contributes to WP 1 in regard to the role of cognitive capability. Marcus is a Programme Leader at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD). Marcus has worked on NSHD for over twelve years, with a particular interest in the life course epidemiology of cognitive development and ageing, and their consequences for health and function. This includes the long-term influence of early health and circumstances, as well as that of education, adult life chances and life choices, and also focuses on interactions between cognitive, psychiatric and physical health.