Held at the Cardiff University, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The slides from this workshop are available to download from this page.
Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences.
For example, what determines health across life? How has social mobility changed? What determines voting preferences?
This workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS):
Delegates were given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. The session also featured updates on recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases.
The session featured guest speakers who discussed their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children’s wellbeing.
Delegates also had the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.
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David is an epidemiologist with broad interests in population health. David was previously Co-Investigator of the 1958 British birth cohort study (National Child Development Study), and is now strategic lead of social science genetics at CLS. He has responsibility for scientific aspects of genetic-related work at CLS (including data management, storage, access systems, research and collaborations).
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Dr Henderson’s main area of research is inequalities across the life course. More specifically she examines patterns in educational attainment, bullying and wellbeing.
Morag oversees all aspects of CLS’s work on Next Steps, and leads on the strategic and scientific direction of the study.
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Vanessa is a psychologist, with a strong interest in multidisciplinary social science. Her research interests include using longitudinal and secondary data analysis to examine the influence of the earlier life course on children’s and adult mental health, cognitive, educational and socio-economic outcomes. In addition, Vanessa co-coordinates the CLS cohort training workshops and webinars.
View Katarzyna’s biography on the University of Bristol website here.
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