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Welcome to our news and blogs section. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our longitudinal studies.

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Introduction to geo-linking cohort data to social and physical environmental data

16 May 2024

The course will introduce participants to linking small-area level data on the local physical (air quality, greenspace etc) and social (access to services, deprivation) environment to cohort and administrative data.

Cross-cohort comparative analysis in the British cohort studies: opportunities and challenges

21 March 2024

Comparative research initiatives are increasingly prominent components of health and social sciences, yet they require more specialised methods. This webinar will discuss the challenges of cross-study comparative research and possible solutions.

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Blog: being excluded or truant from school leads to mental health problems – and vice versa

5 March 2024

New research shows children who struggle with their mental health are more likely to later be excluded from school and to truant. And exclusion and truancy can increase their mental health difficulties.

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Body dissatisfaction linked with depression risk in children

15 February 2024

Body dissatisfaction at age 11 is linked to increased risk of depression by age 14, according to new research from the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Children of care leavers risk inheriting parents’ emotional scars

7 February 2024

The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers’ mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research released today (7 February 2024).

Genetics and epigenetics data in the British cohort studies

23 December 2023

This webinar will highlight the genetic and epigenetic data available in our studies, and how to access them.

Examining ageing in the British cohort studies: measurement, research and access

21 December 2023

This webinar describes data on ageing and key life-course transitions using CLS cohort studies, and highlights future research opportunities.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

11 October 2023

This 90-minute session gives first-time users an overview of the 1958, 1970, Next Steps and millennium cohort studies – unique data resources available for researchers across the biomedical and social sciences.

Introduction to longitudinal data: structure and visualisation

9 October 2023

An overview of the tools and strategies available to manage and visualise longitudinal cohort studies.

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Being an only child doesn’t affect children’s development

15 September 2023

Being an only child doesn’t affect your development – family background matters more.

Care in the Cohorts: measurement, research and access

22 August 2023

This webinar gives an overview of the data available on care and research opportunities in the four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Mental Health Data Tools: Harmony & TIDAL Workshop

21 July 2023

During this half-day in-person event attendees got an introduction to two new digital tools that were designed for researchers working with longitudinal data.

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