Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study

12 Oct 2016

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users of the 1970 British Cohort Study. A recording of this webinar can be viewed below.


About the webinar

This session covered:

  • introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
  • how to access the data
  • documentation available
  • about the BCS70 sample, including issues of non-response and attrition
  • what’s new and upcoming.

BCS70 is following the lives of more than 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970. The study has been tracking the cohort from childhood into adulthood and has collected huge amounts of information about all aspects of life including social, physical and educational development; family circumstances; housing; co-habiting relationships; fertility and births; children and wider family; family income and wealth; economic activity; life long learning (qualifications achieved and training); health and health behaviours and social participation.

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Speaker biographies

Matt Brown Senior Survey Manager

Phone: 020 7911 5325
Email: matt.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Matt is a Senior Survey Manager for our NCDS and BCS70 cohort studies. Matt’s role involves being responsible for the day-to-day management of these studies, designing and developing data collection strategies and questionnaires, and working with fieldwork contractors to ensure successful delivery of the projects.

His research interests are in survey methodology, particularly in relation to the design and implementation of longitudinal surveys.

Brian Dodgeon Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6877
Email: b.dodgeon@ucl.ac.uk

At CLS, Brian works in the Cross-Cohort research programme (CCRP), the CLS Missing Data Project, and the Cohort Studies User Support Programme, specialising in the NCDS and BCS70 cohorts.

His specialist areas of research and methodology are: changing socio-economic indicators; predictors of well-being over the life course; cognition & social capital; education and fertility; clustering of risk behaviours; and dealing with missing data.

David Bann Associate Professor in Population Health, Strategic lead of social science genetics

Phone: 020 7911 5426
Email: david.bann@ucl.ac.uk

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).

Tarek Mostafa

View Tarek’s biography on the OECD website here.

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