Life Time – New book on body clock science from KINsD PI

Professor Russell Foster, a Kavli INsD group leader and director of the Sir Jules Thorn Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, has written an engaging guide for using the science of body clocks to feel better and be healthier.  

In his book, Life Time, Foster describes how artificial light, jetlag and shift work disrupt our natural daily rhythms. These disruptions, in turn, impact our health – by increasing the risks of heart disease and dementia, for example. He explains how adjusting our routines can benefit our metabolisms, immune systems and productivity.  

Foster is a neuroscientist who has devoted his career to studying circadian rhythms and how they are regulated by light. The book is due to be published this month by Penguin. You may click here for pre-orders.

For further details, see the University of Oxford’s news feature, How to use the science of the body clock to improve sleep and health.  

Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences, including Professor Russell Foster's Circadian and Visual Neuroscience Research Group from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.