Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Professor Gabriella Conti awarded for outstanding scientific contribution

26 June 2019

Congratulations to Professor Gabriella Conti, from the Department of Economics, on receiving the Nick Hales Award.

The International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) has given Professor Gabriella Conti (UCL Economics) the Nick Hales Award. This award, in memory of the late Professor Nick Hales, is for a young and emerging investigator who is a DOHaD member and has made an outstanding scientific contribution to the DOHaD field.

Professor Conti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at UCL; co-Investigator of the National Child Development Study (1958 British Birth Cohort); and Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Her research areas of interest are health economics, the economics of human development, and biology and economics. Professor Conti research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, and the behavioural and biological pathways through which early life shocks and policies affect well-being throughout the life course.