Prof Leslie Martin

Professor of Psychology, Co-author of The Longevity Project

Leslie graduated summa cum laude from California State University & received her PhD. from the University of California in Riverside. She has received the Distinguished Researcher Award, & the Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, both at La Sierra University. She has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet, Health Psychology, Patient Education & Counselling, & the Annals of Behavioural Medicine; has co-authored multiple books; & is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour. Professor Martin is co-author (with Professor Howard Friedman) of The Longevity Project & has been quoted in & appeared on very many media outlets including Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Readers Digest, Time Magazine & many, many more.

Leslie's Session

A really exceptional opportunity to hear from & question one of the authors of the gold standard research into longevity.

The Longevity Project aims to answer the question “who lives longest and why”. In 1921 a study was started in the USA under Stanford University psychologist, Dr Lewis Terman; over 1,500 bright children entered the study and over the next eight decades (and continuing) the lives and health of this group were recorded in great detail. The huge amounts of data gathered have been studied by Professors Friedman and Martin and their team (“the Termanators”) and have revealed stunning new insights in terms of what leads to longevity. Many of the findings debunk conventional wisdom.

Professor Martin will join us via video link from the USA to talk through some of the main findings of The Longevity Project and to answer our questions.