Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11

Lead Research Organisation: University of Essex
Department Name: Inst for Social and Economic Research

Abstract

Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study is the largest household panel study in the world which addresses the key scientific and policy questions of the 21st century. It collects high quality annual longitudinal data on individuals of all ages in households representative of the UK population. Such data enables researchers to explore the experience, causes and consequences of changes in people's lives - their family structure, health, income, expenditure, employment and housing - key issues for policy makers today. The Study also has additional samples that allow the detailed exploration of the circumstances of key immigrant and ethnic minority groups; and collects data on cognition, objective measures of health and genetics to understand how people's health and wider circumstances interact. Additionally, the Study invests in innovative ways of collecting data to continually improve the content and quality of data available. Overall, therefore, the Study enables the production of research to inform policy and practice.

The Study was inaugurated in 2008 with an Innovation Panel to test methods and the first main wave of fieldwork in 2009. To date four waves of the main study and six waves of the Innovation Panel, as well as data collected from a nurse visit and derived from blood samples, are deposited in the UK Data Service. Data collection and planning are ongoing for Waves 5-8; this bid covers the costs of data collection for Waves 9-11 and associated activities.
Based on careful experimental research and evaluation, in Waves 9-11 the Study will move to mixed mode data collection - meaning people will be able to complete the questionnaire face-to-face or online. This maximises flexibility for respondents, but given people may answer questions differently, depending on whether an interviewer is asking them or not, it creates complexities for data users. Crucial to our work will be to support data users to ensure they are able to use such complex data effectively.

Policy and research agendas are constantly evolving, and it is important in a longitudinal study to balance creating long series of the same questions with including questions that address emerging topics and make effective use of new approaches to data collection. In this funding period, we will undertake a programme of innovation to bring in new technologies, enabling us to collect better data to address critical social science and policy issues. We will also work with Topic Champions to improve the content of the survey and the way we present the data to users.

Supporting researchers in universities, government, third sector and businesses to use the data effectively is fundamental to the success of the Study. We will therefore invest in improving our user support for the Study and sharing the data in different ways to make them easier for different kind of users to analyse. We also have a Policy Unit that directly works with government departments and third sector organisations to ensure that they are fully aware of how Understanding Society data can be used to address their policy concerns and to help them do so where appropriate, and an Impact Fellow who supports both policy users and researchers to work effectively together to generate impact.

During this funding period, as more waves of the Study are released to data users, the value of the study will increase significantly as it can be used to answer more questions about the effect of different kinds of changes on people's lives. We will create a wide range of opportunities for users to share their findings - for example at conferences and workshops, through Insights, by promoting publications and case studies on the website and through social media - and by creating an online community of users so that they can engage with each other.

Planned Impact

Understanding Society is a valuable longitudinal resource that addresses key social and policy issues. The Study is beneficial to academic researchers and students in the UK and abroad in three ways. First it is a unique resource for investigating the short and long run causes and consequences of changes in individuals' and families' income, education, households, housing, employment, behaviour and health. Second, findings from the data contribute to knowledge in ways that inspire new lines of research. Third, there is a strong focus in Understanding Society on the need for rigour in survey design and data analysis methods, and as a result the Study is at the cutting edge of methodological advancement in longitudinal studies, which benefits researchers, survey organisations and funders of surveys and research.

Non-academic beneficiaries include a wide range of organisations and stakeholders. The Impact Fellow and Policy Unit work directly with different organisations to raise awareness and capacity to use the data, as well as to generate research that will lead directly to policy impact.

* Government researchers, politicians and policy makers. The data will support important research in a broad set of policy areas. Key areas where important impacts are expected include the responsibilities of the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and North Ireland as well as Whitehall departments such as DH, DWP, DfE, DECC, DfT, DCLG, DEFRA, Home Office and BIS.
* Government executive agencies, non-departmental public bodies, parliamentary select committees, and supported research centres will use the Study's data and findings, e.g. What works centres, the Low Pay Commission, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Environmental Audit Committee, the Behavioural Insights Team.
* EU policy-makers and the international policy community. Findings will be relevant to other countries, either directly, if generalisability can be assumed, or indirectly by inspiring new lines of thought and comparative investigation.
* Local government officers, councillors and consortia are responsible for different services that are addressed by the Study - such as public health, social housing, social care, education, policing, recreation and recycling - and have influence over others through local development frameworks, transport plans, planning decisions and new potential powers with increasing devolution.
* Third sector organisations, think tanks, charities and independent and private research organisations. Many organisations of this type, such as the Nuffield Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Institute for Public Policy Research, Age UK, the Child Poverty Action Group, and Demos are employing data from the Study in their work. In a number of cases we are working collaboratively with them to coproduce such research.
* Private sector businesses. Findings on a range of aspects of individual behaviour and decision making and changes in societal outcomes will be relevant to market research, new product development, location strategies and corporate responsibility plans. We have made a start with some joint workshops and projects with the financial sector. Equally, methodological challenges the Study faces are relevant to commercial market research and data analytic companies, and shared projects and learning are planned.
* General public. Members of the general public will have an interest in Study findings. We expect findings to be reported in news media, to be covered in interest blogs and to stimulate public debate.

The direct impacts on many of these beneficiaries could be rapid, with evidence from the Study incorporated rapidly into policy debates, although impacts on policy itself will take longer to filter through the policy process. The indirect impacts on society as a whole (via the effect of research influence on policy and practice) will accrue in the long-term, perhaps after decades, and is often difficult to measure.

Organisations

 
Description Understanding Society is an infrastructure project; we share our data via UKDS and ONS SRS. Metadata from the Study are avialable via CLOSER DISCOVERY and internationally the Cross National Equivalence File in USA. Thousands of users from academia, government, third sector and commercial organisations have downloaded the data and a wide range of publications have been produced, covering genetics, poverty, politics, intergenerational transmission of wealth, health behaviours, commuting, environmental behaviours, survey methods, employment ,education, family change, harassment and discrimination, health and disability, expenditure, gender roles and attitudes, ethnic minorities, identity, harrassment. Research based on the data not only contributes to scientific knowledge, but also policy development and monitoring among statutory and third sector agencies. Understanding Society is a continuous ongoing project, see information under previous awards.
Exploitation Route The data from the study is already being used by a wide range of other researchers, and is the basis of a wide range of under and post graduate taught courses, used by a significant number of PhD and other students, and used in a wide range of short statistical courses. We provde different data products to faciliate a ranges of users to access the data, from simple online tools to produce tables to harmonised international versions of the data to facilitate comparative research. We also provide a wide range of online and in person training and supporting materials as well as one-to-one user support and undertake projects for cofunding government departments and selected charities (who win an annual competition). We are working with UKDS and others on a wide range of webinairs to increase awareness and use of Study data. We are working with Q-step universities to use the study to support the development of quantitative skills. We have awarded a series of fellowships to support academics in other institutions to undertake key projects with the data. Evidence based on our and others' analysis of the data are being used to progress scientific knowledge, improve the design of other surveys, and to inform policy and practice. Researchers do not necessarily inform us of their publications or impact; we therefore do not know all of the ways in which they use the data. We are developing campaigns and web tools to improve the effective citation of the data and to promote open science. We have launched a working paper series with which individuals can deposit their code.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport,Other

URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/
 
Description Data from Understanding Society are directly used by a number of Government Departments for policy monitoring, policy development and evaluation. .Researchers do not necessarily inform us of their publications or impact. We therefore do not know how much evidence of impact we capture.Understanding Society is an ongoing continuous project please see other awards for more details. Below we list impacts from the Study we are aware of: New policy developments 1. The homeless monitor, funded by Crisis and JRF used Study data in the 2015 and 2016 monitors of England, Wales and Scotland. Evidence from the monitor has been used to change policy. Findings from the monitor for England were included in the House of Commons Library briefing paper The Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17. This Bill received Royal Assent and is not the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Shelter is referring to the Act as "the first major piece of homelessness legislation for 15 years". The academic team (from Heriot-Watt University) who carry out the analysis were awarded runner up in The Guardian research impact awards for this work. 2. The DWP policy paper Improving lives: Helping Workless Families used linked Understanding Society and National Pupil Database data (with the analysis carried out by the Understanding Society Policy Unit via the Direct Access arrangements). 3. The Demos report Rising to the top submitted evidence to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee inquiry Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK and was included in the session report. The research was also referenced in The Casey Review: a review into opportunity and integration. 4. A research paper Re-employment, job quality, health and allostatic load biomarkers: prospective evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study challenged the assumption that any job is good for health, compared to unemployment. The findings influenced the narrative of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. 5. Evidence from two studies using the British Household Panel Survey (now succeeded by Understanding Society) data contributed (were referenced) to the independent review 'Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices'. The first of these included studies was the Department for Education report 'Young people's education and labour market choices aged 16/17 to 18/19'. The second study was an Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report 'The Gender Wage Gap'. The Government accepted the majority of the recommendations of the Taylor Review. Following further consultation with stakeholders, the Government produced a policy paper 'The Good Work Plan' that outlines its future plans. Alongside this policy paper, the Government has made a public statement that it intends to introduce new legislation with new rights for flexible workers. The Government is positioning the proposed reforms as a key element of its Industrial Strategy, which aims to boost productivity throughout the UK. 6. The Scottish Government use Study data to report on child poverty, as required by The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017. The Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan for 2018-22 sets out new policies and proposals to help meet the child poverty reduction targets. 7. The DWP uses the British Household Panel Survey in its dynamic microsimulation model Pensim2. The DWP designed Pensim2 to estimate the incomes of future pensioners; samples are 'grown' through time and the life events relevant to each family and individual. Pensim2 therefore allows the DWP to analyse the long-term implications of existing and proposed pension policies. Recently, the DWP used Pensim2 in the development of Automatic Enrolment into workplace pensions, which has led to 6.87 million workers being automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. 8. Two research papers (article 1, article 2) have explored the relationship between social media use and wellbeing among young people. The findings have provided much needed evidence on this new topic and the authors have submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee on children and young people's mental health - the role of education. The findings have also contributed to public debate on young people's screen and social media use through media reports and interviews. (Note: No change to policy or advice yet, but possible). 9. A research paper from the IFS examined wage progression and the gender wage gap. This research was referenced by a House of Commons Library briefing paper 'The gender pay gap'. This research was also included in the Insights 2018-19 report. 10. The House of Lords Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Select Committee used evidence from the Study on whether people who stay in work after the State Pension age are relatively less well-off than those who retire. The research quoted shows that "decisions to continue working after State Pension age 'were not strongly associated with financial difficulty'" The report is currently awaiting Government response and debate. 11. Home Office Indicators of Integration Framework 2019 uses Understanding Society as one of its key data sources. The Framework provides practical support for developing strategies, monitoring services and evaluating integration interventions. UKHLS was used for interactions with health services, life satisfaction, access to local services and facilities, GP visits, language spoken in the home and whether people like their neighbourhood. 12. The Government Equalities Office published Employment pathways and occupational change after childbirth, one of three pieces of research it commissioned "to understand the barriers to progression faced by women in the workplace and what works for employers to overcome them". 13. The Department for Transport published Access to Transport and Life Opportunities, research using Understanding Society, carried out by our transport topic champion Kiron Chatterjee and colleagues to investigate how access to transport affects the life opportunities and wellbeing of people living in England. Part of a collection of research and evaluation which helps to shape policy and delivery. Informing policy implementation/practice, improvements to existing policy 14. The Commission on Local Tax Reform report (Study referenced in the technical annex and compendium of evidence) for Scottish Government - the recommendations from the report were acted upon and changed existing policy. 15. A research paper Selective schooling systems increase inequality appeared in media reports and was referenced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in a POSTbrief Academic Evidence on Selective Secondary Education. This POSTbrief including this research was then referenced in a House of Commons Library briefing paper Grammar Schools in England. This briefing was accompanied by a discussion of the policy background relating to grammar schools in England including the recent confirmation that a ban on new grammar schools will remain. 16. PHE and NICE commissioned research to examine geographical variation in youth smoking across England. The small area estimates on youth smoking have been incorporated into PHE's Local Health tool, which aims to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The estimates have also been included in PHE's Local Tobacco Control Profiles, designed to help local government and health services to assess the effect of tobacco use on their local populations. More information in the impact case study. 17. Public Health England draws on research, included research using the Study (notably by Emerson and colleagues - link 1, link 2), to produce their People with Learning Disabilities reports. These reports provide concise and high quality information about the health and healthcare of people with learning disabilities to inform healthcare delivery. 18. The Children's Society uses Study data in reports for their 'Seriously Awkward' Campaign (seriously awkward report, crumbling futures report). The campaign focuses on 16 and 17 year olds and the transition to adulthood. The campaign resulted in revised Department for Education guidance around the need to support 16 and 17 year olds in their adulthood transitions (Working Together to safeguard children). 19. The mental health charity Mind hosted a parliamentary event at Westminster to discuss the impact of housing on mental health, based on research they carried out using Understanding Society. The event involved people with mental health problems, MPs, Mind volunteers and social housing representatives from around the country. The theme of the event was 'Beyond Bricks' and aimed to kick-start discussion in Westminster on ensuring that the rights of people with mental health problems are considered in the housing agenda. The event was based on research carried out by Mind using Understanding Society data to explore the links between housing and mental health. 20. The Social Mobility Commission used the Study for the report on Adult skills gap and the falling investment in adults with low qualifications. The report found that disadvantaged adults with the lowest qualifications are the least likely to access adult training despite being the group who would benefit most and that graduates are three times more likely to receive training than those with no qualifications, while professionals and managers are about twice as likely to receive training as lower-skilled workers. 21. The IFS used UKHLS in their report on Universal Credit and its impact on household incomes. The report looked at look at the effects of universal credit on people's incomes over eight years of their lives and the impact on those that are persistently, rather than temporarily, low income. 22. The House of Commons Transport Committee published evidence submitted by Understanding Society as part of its report into Active travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England 23. The Resolution Foundation used Understanding Society data in its Taking stock report for the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission about home ownership. 24. The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published written evidence submitted by Understanding Society to its inquiry into the welfare safety net. 25. The Department for Education used Understanding Society data in its research and analysis publication, State of the nation 2019: children and young people's wellbeing, a report on wellbeing in children and young people including psychological health in teenage girls. 26. Understanding Society data was used in Assessing the scale and nature of labour market non-compliance: scoping study for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Home Office report Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019 to 2020. 27. The Scottish Government used our data for its report Gender and work in Scotland: Findings from Understanding Society investigating mothers returning to work and gender roles and attitudes to inform its Gender Pay Gap Action Plan. 28. The Social Mobility Commission report, An Unequal Playing Field, recommends that the government, schools and voluntary organisations introduce a national extra-curricular bursary scheme for disadvantaged families, and other measures to equalise participation rates in extra-curricular activities. Enacting statutory requirements 29. The Scottish Government use Study data to report regularly on poverty persistence; this includes child poverty, as required by The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017. 30. Welsh Government used Study data on child mental health as part of the National Indicators requirement of The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 31. The DWP use Study data on low-income as part of their statutory reporting of child poverty/persistent low income for children of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. 32. DLCG use Study data as underlying evidence in their reporting of the Troubled Families Programme; this is a legal requirement under Section (3) 6 of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. 33. Public Health England used UKHLS for its 2019 update of the official statistics of children living with a parent in emotional distress. The data taken from Understanding Society showed that mothers were more likely to report symptoms of emotional distress, with one in five children living in a household where the mother was suffering. This compares to around one in eight children living in households where it was the father who was distressed. Monitoring (not a statutory requirement) 34. The ONS use Study data as part of their biannual Measuring National Well-being programme. 35. The Scottish Government use environmental behaviour measures in the Study in their regular reports as part of the Low Carbon Scotland: A behaviours Framework. 36. DWP use Study data on children living with both parents as part of their family stability indicator in the Social Justice Outcomes Framework. 37. HM Revenue & Customs uses Study data in its annual publication series 'Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit Take-up rates' (e.g. see 2016-2017), along with administrative data and The Family Resources Survey. 38. The Low Pay Commission used the Study in an interim report on the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage and progression out of minimum wage jobs in the UK. 39. The DWP used Understanding Society as a comparable data source when drawing up the Estimates of the separated family population statistics. 40. ONS uses Understanding Society in its data release, Living longer: caring in later working life. 41. ONS uses Understanding Society in its first analysis of the characteristics of those who take part in training at work and the benefits they receive from it, in the UK: Characteristics and benefits of training at work, UK: 2017. 42. ONS uses Understanding Society in Persistent poverty in the UK and EU: 2017. 43. ONS uses Understanding Society data in its release More than one in four sandwich carers report symptoms of mental ill health. 44. The Scottish Government used Understanding Society in its report Persistent poverty in Scotland: 2010-2017. Exploring policy options 45. Microsimulation: Pensim2. The DWP uses the British Household Panel Survey in its dynamic microsimulation model Pensim2. The DWP designed Pensim2 to estimate the incomes of future pensioners; samples are 'grown' through time and the life events relevant to each family and individual. Pensim2 therefore allows the DWP to analyse the long-term implications of existing and proposed pension policies. 46. Forecasting: The Scottish Fiscal Commission use Study data to underpin their forecasts of Funeral Expenses Payment benefit; part of their wider Scotland's Economic and Fiscal Forecasts. The Scottish Fiscal Commission is an independent, non-Ministerial Department producing biannual forecasts to time with the Scottish Government's Draft Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy to the Scottish Parliament. 47. The Scottish Government conducted a policy evaluation of early learning and childcare in Scotland - see the Financial Review of early learning and childcare in Scotland: the current landscape report. 48. Academics part of the 'Improving Dementia Care' project (funded by ESRC and NIHR) have created the Population Ageing and Care Simulation model (PACSim). PACSim is an epidemiological microsimulation model of population health and care with the aim to produce projections of health and associated care needs of the older English population. The model is based on three data sources - Understanding Society, ELSA and the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study II. The research team has produced two academic papers using the model: 'Forecasting the care needs of the older population in England over the next 20 years' and 'Projections of multi-morbidity in the older population in England to 2035'. 49. The Social Market Foundation published Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval by the University of Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) "to explain the consequences of the financial crisis, the fundamental causes of the Brexit vote, what those things tells us about how economic policy should be made and implemented, and how the UK can promote inclusive growth and financial stability in the years ahead". 50. Yudong Yan and colleagues' paper, Does immigrant generation matter? Re-examining the ethnic density effects on mental health of ethnic minorities in Britain, suggests that "policy interventions to ameliorate ethnic disadvantages in mental health may need to be more targeted to first-generation South Asian minorities living in ethnically clustered areas". 51. Nicholas Apergis and colleagues' paper, Monetary policy and the gender pay gap: evidence from UK households, studies how monetary policy decisions affect the gender pay gap across UK and suggests "policymakers should be more cautious with their decisions as they carry welfare effects in terms of changing gender pay gaps". 52. Senhu Wang and Shuanglong Li's paper, Exploring generational differences of British ethnic minorities in smoking behavior, frequency of alcohol consumption, and dietary style, highlights "the need for future policy interventions to target certain second-generation ethnic minorities who have adopted certain host society unhealthy lifestyles". 53. Daiga Kamerade and colleagues' paper, A shorter working week for everyone: How much paid work is needed for mental health and well-being?, says its findings "provide important and timely empirical evidence for future of work planning, shorter working week policies and have implications for theorising the future models of organising work in society". Policy evaluation 54. Curnock and colleagues examined changes in disability benefits (alongside moves to unemployment benefits and employment) on health. They found no health differences in those moving from current disability benefits to new out-of-work disability benefits. Whilst it is uncommon for disability benefit claimants to return to the labour market (unemployment or employment), those who did had improved mental health. 55. Mohan and colleagues exploited a natural control group in their evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal in Northern Ireland on health. They found limited evidence of the effect of the neighbourhood renewal programme on health improvements, but suggested this approach could protect areas from widening health inequalities. 56. London Economics examined the impact of national minimum wage on young people and remaining in education and training for the Pay Commission. They found a greater gap between average adult wage in the local area and the adult national minimum wage, the higher the probability of young people being in full-time education at 18. 57. Thomas and colleagues exploited a staged rollout to compare between population sub-groups. Their research on the impact of the plastic carrier bag charge suggested that people used their own shopping bags more often where the charge existed (Wales, compared to England and Scotland), but that this positive environmental behaviour did not encourage the adoption of further sustainable behaviours 58. IPSOS MORI uses the Study data in their National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme. The data is used as a national comparator to a primary survey carried out with clients of the programme. 59. Katikireddi and colleagues examined the successive restrictions to Income Support for lone parents on their mental health. They found declines in the mental health of lone mothers in the intervention group, compared to the control. 60. Gibbons and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness of the 'bedroom tax' on achieving its policy aims. They found that 'this type of policy has limited power to change housing consumption or employment in the short term'. 61. The IFS, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, reported on the health effects of Sure Start. UKHLS was used to study one mechanism by which Sure Start might have achieved health impacts - maternal mental health. 62. The Runnymede Trust used the Study to examine ethnic minority participation in the 2017 General Election. 63. The Social Metrics Commission uses Understanding Society data in its report Measuring Poverty 2019 especially in relation to poverty persistence. 64. A briefing from the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford uses Understanding Society data to examine migrants' experiences of discrimination and presents experimental data on labour market discrimination against migrants and children of migrants. Informing the design or delivery of products and services 1. Age UK created an Index of Wellbeing in Later Life using data from Understanding Society. Age UK intend to update the Index over time. Age UK is using the Index to inform their policy and practical work. Local Age UK branches are using early insights to think about how to target their support services at people at risk of low wellbeing. The Index has already been used successfully to inform a funding bid for services to offer creative and cultural activities to older people in Oxfordshire. There is also interest from local councils who want to understand wellbeing amongst older people in their area. The charity has engaged members of the House of Lords keen to champion evidence-based actions to target resources and effort effectively. 2. Berkeley group commissioned a report, conducted by researchers from academia and a social enterprise, Creating strong communities: How to measure the social sustainability of new housing developments. A measure of social sustainability was developed, which the Berkeley group use as a benchmark for testing their new developments with the aim of demonstrating good practice and learning lessons. 3. CACI uses data from Understanding Society on health behaviours and lifestyle, benefits and environmental groups to enhance its Acorn classification system. CACI use the Acorn classification system for its own services and provides the compiled codes to Understanding Society for linking in the Understanding Society Acorn dataset (SN 7453) available to researchers via Special Licence. 4. The Social Market Foundation, supported by Post Office Ltd, produced a report exploring familial financial support. Post Office Ltd states 'As a financial services provider we're committed to developing financial products that help solve real problems British consumers are having and are proud to work with the Social Market Foundation to examine the implications of our interconnected financial future'. 5. The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has used UKHLS to develop PopNation, model which projects future demographic changes and the impact this will have on the size and composition of the population and households in the UK. The model will allow policymakers and planners to see where new developments and housing stock might be needed - no obvious impact yet, but will be rolled out to planners in the near future and feed into UN work. 6. A Centre for Economics and Business Research report for Barclays, Living lagom - challenging perceptions of wealth, looks at the relationship between money and happiness, and uses Understanding Society data to establish statistical relationships between reported life satisfaction and a range of financial variables. Designing strategies/approaches/campaigns 7. The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) commissioned research, undertaken by the consultancy Tooley Street Research and sponsored by the John Lewis Partnership, into barriers to pay progression for low-paid workers. The research was commissioned to inform the CIPD's public policy work and increase the evidence base on progression from low-paid work. The CIPD have cited the findings from this research in their engagement with policymakers and other key stakeholders. The findings from the report attracted significant media coverage, including an article in the Financial Times and in the management trade press. 8. Sainsbury's have commissioned NatCen to evaluate their 'living well' campaign via a survey; NatCen plan to use Understanding Society as a national benchmark. 9. The Children's Society use Study data in their annual reporting of child wellbeing The Good Childhood Report. The Children's Society is guided by the principle that "Children's well-being is crucial, not just for their own lives, but for society as a whole. That's why each year we produce our well-being report". 10. The Shelter and National Housing Federation research briefing 'Stop DSS Discrimination' highlighted the extent of discrimination in the private rented sector. The report used Study data in setting the context for of the likely scale of discrimination against disabled Housing Benefit claimants. This research has led to a campaign by Shelter to end Housing Benefit discrimination in the private rented sector by targeting the policies and practices of letting agents, landlords and mortgage providers. 11. The PwC report Quality of life: leisure impacts, commissioned by the Airports Authority, examined the impacts of leisure travel on own wellbeing. This research was used in the Airport Commission's final report, which recommended the expansion of aviation capacity by building a new runway at Heathrow airport. 12. The Resolution Foundation set up the 'Intergenerational Commission' with policymakers, academics and business leaders with the aim of 'repairing the social contract between generations'. This was a major workstream for the Resolution Foundation across 2017-2018. Some of the research project under this umbrella used Study data (such as 'Home affairs: Options for reforming property taxation' and 'The million dollar be-question: Inheritances, gifts, and their implications for generational living standards'). 13. The Bank of England use Study data in their model - Raj is trying to find out more about this via his contacts at the Bank of England. 14. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned research into destitution in the UK. This research involved a primary survey of destitution and used Study data as a national comparator for those deemed to be living in 'severe poverty'. This report series has been influential, and was referenced in the statement on the visit to the UK by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. 15. The Bank of England has used Study data on mortgages in the Inflation report series (August 2018 and November 2017) and the Financial Stability report series (November 2017 and June 2017). 16. The Children's Society uses Study data in reports for their 'Seriously Awkward' Campaign (seriously awkward report, crumbling futures report). The campaign focuses on 16 and 17 year olds and the transition to adulthood. The campaign resulted in revised Department for Education guidance around the need to support 16 and 17 year olds in their adulthood transitions (Working Together to safeguard children). 17. The Social Market Foundation, supported by Vodafone UK, produced a report about parents and work. Vodafone runs schemes to help parents return to work after career breaks and has worked with the Women's Business Council and the Government Equalities Office to produce a Toolkit of best practice in this aim. The report provides policy recommendations on how policymakers and business leaders can support parents to return to work. 18. A report from the Resolution Foundation, An intergenerational audit for the UK, looks at generational living standards differences in four domains: Jobs, skills and pay; Housing costs and security; Taxes, benefits and household income; Wealth and assets. 19. A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, The health effects of Sure Start, finds it had major health benefits for children in poorer neighbourhoods, including: reduced hospitalisations among children by the time they finish primary school; and that it benefits children living in disadvantaged areas most. It prompted an urgent question in the Commons on 5 June, and a response from the Minister for Apprenticeship and Skills. 20. Research and communication agency Jump used Understanding Society data for its report Happy Days, Does volunteering make us happier or is it that happier people volunteer? - subtitled 'Addressing the problem of reverse causality when estimating the wellbeing impacts of volunteering there is a positive association between volunteering and life satisfaction'. 21. The Resolution Foundation uses our data in Happy now? Lessons for economic policy makers from a focus on subjective well-being, a detailed analysis of subjective well-being and what well-being data has to offer by way of lessons for economic policymakers concerned with raising the nation's living standards. 22. The Children's Society uses Understanding Society data in its Good Childhood Report estimates that almost a quarter of a million children in the UK could be unhappy with their lives as a whole. This work was directly referred to in the Department for Education's State of the Nation 2019: Children and Young People's Wellbeing report. 23. The National Housing Federation used Understanding Society data in its briefing, How many people need a social rented home? which found that 8.4 million people across England are waiting for a suitable home (PDF). 24. The World Happiness Report uses Understanding Society as one of its data sources to rank 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. 2019's "focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes". 25. The Sported Foundation published In sport we trust, a report on "sport's influence and how the values it instils underpin the key individual and social outcomes it delivers, whether it's improved education and employability, mental health, social integration or reduced crime and anti-social behaviour". 26. The Coram Family and Childcare Trust published What influences mothers' decisions about returning to work after having a baby?, a briefing about the role of affordable childcare in the decisions women make about returning to work. 27. Age UK analysis using Understanding Society shows that over 80s save government £23 billion a year in unpaid care. This was widely covered in the media. To note These are examples to be aware of, but have not had impact: • The ONS included Understanding Society in its equalities data audit. The audit is of all UK data sources that include information on the protected characteristics specified in the Equality Act 2010. For context, there are over 200 data sources included. • The Financial Conduct Authority report 'Estimating the benefits of interventions that affect consumer behaviour' highlighted the relevance of the Study in the section on how to measure the benefits of an intervention. • The London Borough of Newham runs the Newham Household Panel Survey, which "broadly mirrors the national study, Understanding Society" (email sent to Michaela 28-01-19). • The Greater London Authority has published a set of measures tracking social integration in London, which are to be updated regularly. The measures are drawn from a range of data sources, including several measured from Understanding Society. • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (via Steve Pudney) have an experiment on IP11 on EQ-5D, the measure used in quality of life assessments on whether to support a treatment. • Two chapters of Sex, lies and politics: the secret influences that drive our political choices use Understanding Society data: Youthquake? The mystery of the missing young voters by Stuart Fox and 'The Eastern Europeans are taking all the Asian jobs': ethnic minority support for Brexit by Neema Begum. • Nattavudh Powdthavee and Andrew Oswald's paper, Is there a link between air pollution and impaired memory? Evidence on 34,000 English citizens, finds that "human memory is worse in areas where NO2 and PM10 levels are greater". It was covered widely in the media. • The National Institute of Economic and Social Research used our data in its report Total Reward and Pensions in the UK by Occupation in the Public and Private Sectors. • A report for Crisis and the National Housing Federation, Housing supply requirements across Great Britain: for low-income households and homeless people (6 December 2018) https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/homelessness-knowledge-hub/housing-models-and-access/housing-supply-requirements-across-great-britain-2018/ • The National Audit Office used UKHLS in its report, Tackling problem debt, which aimed to to evaluate and conclude on HM Treasury's (HMT) overall approach to over-indebtedness.
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description "The Impact of Language Ability on Longitudinal Data Quality
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Conference presentation
 
Description Advice on design of EU-MIDIS II
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://fra.europa.eu/en/project/2015/eu-midis-ii-second-european-union-minorities-and-discriminatio...
 
Description Advice to the Japan Household Panel Survey
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Advised Joseph Rowntree Foundation on methodological aspects of poverty estimates based on Understanding Society data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Australian Centre for Social Research and Methods: Scientific Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Briefing and advice provided on the Brexit competition dataset to researchers
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Building Robust Evidence-Based Policy for Children in the Digital Age, Andrew Przybylski, Policy Fellow
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The policy-oriented version of the research/ paper, delivered directly to the Chief Medical Officers (England, Wales and Scotland) and advice given to England's CMO shaped the government's advice on screen time as well as their call for new research. The work was also shared with the director of the PSHE, Ofcom regulators, the DCMS select committee as well as the policy arm of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Specific publications/outputs can be seen here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777026/UK_CMO_commentary_on_screentime_and_social_media_map_of_reviews.pdf https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/experts-respond-to-cmo-report-on-screen-time-and-social-media/ Science media centre press briefing coordinated with the launch of the research/paper, widely covered in the UK by health and science editors. Editorial in broadsheet: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/07/too-much-screen-time-hurts-kids-where-is-evidence
 
Description CURE talk on "Studying Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours using Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Child Poverty Estimates produced for the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Comparing resposne rate maximization to alternative allocation criteria in adaptive design for panel surveys
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact saving costs on data collection
 
Description Consultancy project for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the indicators of integration and social cohesion in the UK based Understanding Society
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Contributed to the Home Office guidance on Indicators of integration
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8355...
 
Description DCMS Community Life Survey Methodology Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Do Interviewers' attitudes towards sharing personal information affect the consent rate they achieve?
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Conference presentation
 
Description Does right-wing electoral success cause more everyday harassment and discrimination toward ethnic minorities? Evidence from the UK. Presentation 12th January 2020 - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 13th-15th September 2019. University of Strathclyde. 'Does Competition over Public Services Decrease Support for Residency Rights of Immigrants?' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 13th-15th September 2019. University of Strathclyde. 'Does Gender Matter for the Political Behaviour of Ethnic Minorities in Britain?' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Estimates of the employment trends in Scotland produced for the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Estimates of the trends of mothers' employment trajectories in Scotland produced for the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Estimating the benefits of financial interventions that affect consumer behaviour
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Many of the problems observed in retail financial markets are often underpinned by "suboptimal" consumer behaviour. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is keen to ensure regulation and interventions can more effectively identify and reduce consumer harm in these markets. Rapid advice was provided to the FCA in drafting new guidance on estimating and assigning monetary values to the benefits resulting from regulatory interventions aimed at addressing behavioural change or tackle lack of transparency. As a result of the guidance, policy makers are able to explore available cost-benefit techniques, data availability such as Understanding Society, and resourcing issues, improving the regulatory environment.
URL https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/occasional-papers/occasional-paper-39-estimating-benefits-interv...
 
Description European Political Science Association. 21st June 2019. Belfast. 'Does Competition over Public Services Decrease Support for Residency Rights of Immigrants?' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description European Political Science Association. 22nd June 2019. Belfast. 'The broken link? Examining young people's partisan socialisation within the home'. - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description European Social Survey Sampling and Weighting Expert Panel (Chair)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Multiple and complex. See report at http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS-Impact-study-Final-report.pdf
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS-Impact-study-Final-report.pdf
 
Description European Workshop on Empirical Political Science. 27th-28th June. Copenhagen. 'Does right-wing electoral success cause more everyday harassment and discrimination toward ethnic minorities? Evidence from the UK' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Evidence from the research project on housing and mental health outcomes (Mind Charity)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/impact/mind-event-explores-the-links-between-housing-and-ment...
 
Description Evidence from the research project on mothers' employment outcomes after childbirth (Coram Charity)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/sites/default/files/Resource%20Library/Coram_UnderstandingSo...
 
Description Evidence-based early-years intervention inquiry: Science and Technology Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-c...
 
Description GESIS Panel Scientific Quality Assurance Board
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Gender Equality at Work: research on the barriers to women's progression
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8400...
 
Description Gender Equality: The Pay Gap and Beyond event and launch of Insights 2018-19 (Raj Patel, Nov 2018)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Emerging evidence is contributing to a shift in thinking and policy, beyond the traditional focus on the FTSE 350, executives, women on boards "to part time work, women from all parts of the UK, low paid women, women with multiple barriers to reaching their full potential, older women, financially fragile women, women who aren't easy to reach, or measure, or sometimes even to see". See URL below.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/bright-blues-women-in-work-conference-speech
 
Description Generating policy impact from bio-social research (Raj Patel and Meena Kumari, Dec 2018)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Developed the knowledge and skills of researchers in generating impact, with contributions from the Department for Work and Pensions, Age Uk and Public Health England.
 
Description Health Foundation: Youth People's Future Health Inquiry (Raj Patel, Oct 2018)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Inquiry is still in progress and further impacts are expected. Two initial reports have been published by the Inquiry which point to effective solutions for improving young people's health. These identify foru assets as vital to young peoples health: - appropriate skills and qualifications - personal connections - financial and practical support - emotional support.
URL https://www.health.org.uk/what-we-do/a-healthier-uk-population/young-peoples-future-health-inquiry
 
Description House of Lords Citizenship and Civic Engagement Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.parliament.uk/citizenship-civic-engagement
 
Description Industrial Strategy Roundtable
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Intergenerational inequalities in health and wages, January 2020 (Heather Brown, Policy Fellow)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The director of public health for Gateshead aiming to use statistics from the findings to make a case for projects that they would like to develop in Gateshead. Other policy influencing activities included: Policy Briefing (with specific recommendations) Poster at Annual Public Health England Conference (2019) Two policy workshops: Newcastle (May 2019) and London (June 2019) Expert panel member at the All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting on Health (July 2019)
 
Description Interviewer and respondent behaviours when measuring change with dependent interviewing
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Conference presentation
 
Description Introduction to Understanding Society Training for Government Analysts using SAS, September 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Linking Social Media to Survey Responses: Possible Issues and Potential Uses
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Conference presentation
 
Description Methodological Advice to European Fundamental Rights Agency
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://fra.europa.eu/en/project/2018/roma-and-travellers-survey-2018
 
Description NCRM training videos
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Two 15 minute training videos hosted on utube by NCRM on how to use biomarker data
URL https://www.youtube.com/user/NCRMUK/videos?disable_polymer=1
 
Description Political Studies Association. 14th April 2019. Nottingham. 'Does Gender Matter for the Political Behaviour of Ethnic Minorities in Britain?' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Political Studies Association. 15th April 2019. Nottingham. Roundtable Discussion: Britain's Ethnic Minorities' Political Participation and Representation. - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Poster on "Racial and ethnic harassment and its association with mental health and wellbeing for ethnic minorities in the UK" at PAA 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation - Biomarkers as precursors of disability. European Association of Health Economics, Maastricht 2018
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation - House Price Shocks and Borrowing to Invest - Bank of Italy, 26 November 2019 (Tom Crossley)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation - House Price Shocks and Borrowing to Invest - Bundesbank 19 September 2019 (Tom Crossley)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation at "Embedding ethnicity and migration within applied public health research: Exploring quantitative data opportunities, challenges and priorities"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation at "Precarity, Inequality and Social Mobility: A Work- and Inequality-focused Symposium reservation"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation at Royal Statistical Society
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.statslife.org.uk/members-area/member-news/sections-and-local-group-meeting-reports/3645-...
 
Description Presentation of my research using understanding society - La Thuile (ITA)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation of my research using understanding society - Lisbon (PT)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation of my research using understanding society - Milan (ITA)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation of my research using understanding society - Utrecht (NL)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Ethnic and racial harassment and mental health: Identifying sources of resilience" at IMISCOE 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Racial and ethnic harassment and its association with mental health and wellbeing for ethnic minorities in the UK" at BSPS 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Racial and ethnic harassment and its association with mental health and wellbeing for ethnic minorities in the UK" at EALE 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Racial and ethnic harassment and its association with mental health and wellbeing for ethnic minorities in the UK" at ESA Conference 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Racial and ethnic harassment and its association with mental health and wellbeing for ethnic minorities in the UK" at ESPE 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Transitions from Full-time education to employment: the role of wellbeing" at EALE 2018
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Understanding the role of contextual factors for the salience of ethnic identity" at ISA RC28
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on "Working hours, work identity and subjective wellbeing" at NIBS conference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presernation on "Ethnic identity in context: the influence of forms of contact on majority and minority social identities" at UNU-WIDER
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Produced estimates of alcohol consumption at regional level with a follow up concusltation regrading parental conflicts and parental drinking
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Produced statistics on fuel poverty for the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Project with Coram Families and Childcare used at APPG on Early Years
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/sites/default/files/Resource%20Library/Coram_UnderstandingSo...
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "An adaptive design approach to web fieldwork on the UK Household Longitudinal Study". Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-21, 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Do Interviewers' attitudes towards sharing personal information affect the consent rate they achieve?", presented at the International Panel Survey Methods Workshop. Berlin, Germany, 20-21 June, 2016.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Fieldwork experiments to boost web response". Paper presented at the CLOSER Mixing modes and measurement methods in longitudinal studies workshop, London, 3rd November 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Full house: Trying to encourage whole-household web-completion", at the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference. Austin, Texas. 15-18 May, 2016.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Moving Understanding Society to Mixed Mode: Effects on Response and Attrition". Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-21, 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Moving Understanding Society to Mixed Mode: Effects on Response and Attrition". Paper presented at the Understanding Society Conference July 2017, Colchester
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Overview of open access European survey data 3: the UK Household Longitudinal Study". Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-21, 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Results for Web/Face-to-Face Linkage Consent Questions in the Innovation Panel". Paper presented at the Presented at the Mixing Modes and Measurement Methods in Longitudinal Studies Workshop, London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: "Understanding Society", Keynote Speaker at Annual meeting of the Dutch Platform for Survey Research, "Survey research into trends over time: a longitudinal panel", 8th September 2016, Amsterdam.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Promotion of data through presentation of research: Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research 72nd Annual Conference, May 18-21, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Provided Labour and Conservative campaigners with information about ethnic minority voters in 2017 when Understanding Society data became available
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Provided statistics on children on school trips for the Department for Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Provided statistics on council tax bands for Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Provided statistics on job satisfaction in Scotland for the Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Provided updated statistics on SDQ scores for Wales for the Welsh Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Reports by policy organisations that use UKHLS data (c. 40)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Research on housing and mental health for the Mind Charity (Third Sector Voucher Scheme)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/illnesstreatments/opinion/mind/101672/its-no-br...
 
Description Research on the effects of childcare cost and availability on employment outcomes of mothers for the Coram Family and Childcare Trust (Third Sector Voucher Scheme)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Runnymede Trust briefing paper - Nicole Martin (with Omar Khan)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/26/loss-of-minority-ethnic-support-threatens-tory-powe...
 
Description SAS based Understanding Society training for Government analysts
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Health, Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority and Arts Council staff took part in this training course which provided hands-on data training on how to use Understanding Society data. In addition to providing a grounding on foundational analysis, the training also provided insights into policy applications of the Study. As a result participants acquired the following skillsfor application in their workplaces: • the way Understanding Society and its sample is designed • which data are collected and how the data are structured and stored • how to find variables using the interactive online documentation • how to access the data and prepare the data files for analysis • how to use weights for producing population estimates
 
Description SS&M paper cited by a systematic review
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Almudena_Claassen/publication/326551325_A_Systematic_Review_of_...
 
Description Scottish Government Evidence into Policy Event and launch of Insights 2018-19 in Scotland - covering social exclusion and health in older age, environment behaviour and the Industrial Strategy (Raj Patel and Magda Borkowska, Nov 2018)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Scottish Government Evidence into Policy, Nov 2019
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scottish Government consultation on obesity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.healtheconomics.org/resource/resmgr/EOSIG/EOSIG_response_to_Scottish_C.pdf
 
Description Submission to The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Integration
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiU1eD56-nZAhWjJsAKHdU5B...
 
Description Support government departments (DWP, DfT, Scottish Government, DfE, MHCLG, HO) in their use of Understanding Society data
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Train the Trainer: A workshop to explore longitudinal data to inform your teaching in quantitative social science subjects
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Training on Generating Research Impact
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This training workshop on impact generation focused on the contribution of longitudinal research to social policy. The training was aimed at PhD Students from the UCL Biosocial Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). One of four workshops over the course of the whole PhD, it looked at the impact process from start to finish, illustrated with actual case studies of where longitudinal research has made a difference. This opening session provided an overview of what impact is, why researchers should care about it, why it is important to build engagement, communications and influencing skills and what the main challenges are in achieving impact. Students were provided an opportunity to put this learning into practice and asked to come up with an 'impact plan' for a piece of research (drawn from real examples) - with feedback and recommendations provided. The event helped build capacity for impact amongst the next generation of researchers, and in particular how their biosocial research could make a difference through engagement with stakeholders.
 
Description UK All Party Parliamentary Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.healtheconomics.org/resource/resmgr/EOSIG/APPG_final.pdf
 
Description Understanding Society Scientific Conference. 3rd June 2019. University of Essex. 'Left out of the left-behind? Ethnic minority support for Brexit' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Understanding Society Scientific Conference. 3rd June 2019. University of Essex. 'The broken link? Examining young people's partisan socialisation within the home' - Nicole Martin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Using big data to analyse crime victims' experiences and (dis)satisfaction
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Volunteering and Wellbeing: A Briefing Note for the Welsh Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact As part of its wellbeing agenda, and in the context of an ageing society, the Welsh government is keen to develop volunteering opportunities that also help improve wellbeing. This briefing note set out the latest evidence on the relationship between volunteering and wellbeing to inform the design of a volunteering initiative.
 
Description Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Select Committee on Active Travel, written by Hamilton on behalf of UKHLS, October 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/transport-committee...
 
Description Written evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision, written by Hamilton on behalf of UKHLS, September 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/intergenerational-f...
 
Description Written evidence submitted to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Welfare Safety Net inquiry, written by Hamilton on behalf of UKHLS, December 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Written submission to Women and Equalities Select Committee's Race Disparity Audit inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description ESRC Strategic Investments - International Networking Competition
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
 
Description ESRC enhancement funding - for 5 additional analytes
Amount £552,641 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESRC enhancement funding - for EU Referendum Research Programme
Amount £125,198 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESRC enhancement funding - for Health Innovation Panel (IP12)
Amount £1,502,793 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESRC enhancement funding - for consents interviews; review of cognitive scales; biomarker/ survey weights; NCMP linkage demo project; incentives
Amount £123,086 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description ESRC enhancement funding - for families beyond households; household finance; RA for linkage; Colectica
Amount £120,480 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description Ethnic minority voters in 2019: Brexitland, or business as usual? (Nicole Martin)
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description UK POPULATION LAB INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Amount £300,882 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S016651/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Understanding Household Finance through Better Measurement
Amount £499,999 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N006534/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Understanding Household Finance through Better Measurement
Amount £249,999 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N006534/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Understanding Society: 2019 General and European Elections Research Programme
Amount £37,828 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 10/2021
 
Description Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study extension for Wave 12
Amount £16,042,995 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S007253/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11 - enhancement funding - IP12 extension
Amount £330,925 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11 - enhancement funding - epigenetics, proteomics, methodological fellows, event histories development work, public engagement activities, data infrastructure developments
Amount £1,729,626 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00812X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description Understanding [Offline/Online] Society: Linking Surveys with Twitter Data
Amount £891,501 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S015175/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Understanding and improving data linkage consent in surveys
Amount £328,163 (GBP)
Funding ID OSP/43279 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Title Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Biomarker User Guide and Glossary 
Description This document contains an overview of the biomarker data available in Understanding Society. The glossary provides key information for each biomarker to help users with their analysis and provide relevant information to be considered when biomarker data are used for publications. For each biomarker the user guide and glossary outline: - the clinical significance of each biomarker, - a description of the role of the biomarker in the body; - laboratory methods and procedures used to measure the analyte; - guidance on factors to consider when analysing the biomarker; - distributions for each biomarker and where available, these distributions are compared to equivalent data available from the HSE or ELSA. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This user guide and glossary has been cited by 19 research papers, helping researchers on how to construct biomarker research and make biomarker data easy to use even without prior experience in this field. 
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/legacy/7251-UnderstandingSociet...
 
Title European Social Survey (Round 8) Sample Design Data File 
Description File containing standardised sample design indicators and weights for all respondent cases across 23 countries that participated in ESS8. This enables researchers to produce design-unbiased estimates of population parameters and precision and to carry out unbiased hypothesis testing and model fitting. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improvement in the quality of research carried out using the ESS8 data. 
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data/alerts/alert0160.html
 
Title Genetics and epigenetics datasets - combined genotype phenotype data 
Description Set of genetics or and/or epigenetics datasets provided to different groups of researchers, via Metadac. To March 2018, 20 datasets have been supplied with a further 4 in progress. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Further research combining genetics/ epigenetics data and UKHLS data. 
 
Title Understanding Society DNA methylation dataset 
Description Genome-wide epigenetic profiling using the new Illumina Infinium methylationEpic BeadChip platform, which replaced the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450K BeadChip, will be described in 1190 individuals of European ancestry from the BHPS subsample of Understanding Society. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Publications from our own group and underway by others 
 
Title Understanding Society Secure Access datasets 
Description UKHLS mainstage and Innovation Panel secure access datasets, deposited with the UK Data Service 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact All UKHLS-generated impact is based on an UKHLS dataset such as this. Please refer to all other impact activity detailed in our ResearchFish submission. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000053
 
Title Understanding Society Special Licence datasets 
Description UKHLS mainstage and Innovation Panel special licence datasets deposited with the UK Data Service. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact All UKHLS-generated impact is based on an UKHLS dataset such as this. Please refer to all other impact activity detailed in our ResearchFish submission. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000053
 
Title Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-10, 2008-2017 
Description The Innovation Panel is designed for experimental and methodological research relevant to longitudinal surveys. As far as practical its design, content, and data collection procedures are similar to the main stage Understanding Society survey. It is a multi-topic household survey representative of the population of Great Britain. Data collection takes place annually using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and computer assisted web interviewing (CAWI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older answers the individual adult interview, including and self-completion questionnaire. Young people aged 10 to 15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. The Innovation Panel has multiple experimental studies in which households are randomly assigned to a particular instrument or survey procedure. Experiments can relate to survey procedures, questionnaire design, or substantive social science questions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A large number of peer-reviewed papers; influence on the design of major government and public-sector surveys. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6849
 
Title Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-11, 2008-2018 
Description The Innovation Panel is designed for experimental and methodological research relevant to longitudinal surveys. As far as practical its design, content, and data collection procedures are similar to the main stage Understanding Society survey. It is a multi-topic household survey representative of the population of Great Britain. Data collection takes place annually using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and computer assisted web interviewing (CAWI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older answers the individual adult interview, including and self-completion questionnaire. Young people aged 10 to 15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. The Innovation Panel has multiple experimental studies in which households are randomly assigned to a particular instrument or survey procedure. Experiments can relate to survey procedures, questionnaire design, or substantive social science questions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A large number of peer-reviewed papers; influence on the design of major government and public-sector surveys. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6849
 
Title Understanding Society: Innovation Panel, Waves 1-9, 2008-2017 
Description The Innovation Panel is designed for experimental and methodological research relevant to longitudinal surveys. As far as practical its design, content, and data collection procedures are similar to the main stage Understanding Society survey. It is a multi-topic household survey representative of the population of Great Britain. Data collection takes place annually using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and computer assisted web interviewing (CAWI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older answers the individual adult interview, including and self-completion questionnaire. Young people aged 10 to 15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. The Innovation Panel has multiple experimental studies in which households are randomly assigned to a particular instrument or survey procedure. Experiments can relate to survey procedures, questionnaire design, or substantive social science questions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A wide range of peer-reviewed papers. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6849&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Understanding Society: Marital and Cohabitation Histories, 1991-2015 
Description Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and the survey research organisations Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The Understanding Society partnership history file, Understanding Society: Marital and Cohabitation Histories, 1991-2015 contains information about the start and end dates of all cohabitation, marriage and civil partnerships reported by adult respondents in all Understanding Society (UKHLS) and British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) samples but excluding the Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample. This has been created from the following data: (i) Understanding Society: Waves 1-6, 2009-2015 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009 (SN 6614) and (ii) British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histories, 1991-2009 (SN 5629). See SN 6614 for full details of the Understanding Society main study. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enables research in a wide range of fields. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8473
 
Title Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009 
Description Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex, and the survey research organisations are Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The latest release combines the first seven waves of Understanding Society data with harmonised data from all eighteen waves of the BHPS. As multi-topic studies, the purpose of Understanding Society and BHPS is to understand short- and long-term effects of social and economic change in the UK at the household and individual levels. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, employment, education, financial resources, and health. Understanding Society is an annual survey of a nationally representative sample of persons of all ages. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave approximately 12 months apart, along with other current household members. When individuals move they are followed within the UK . The study has five sample components: the general population sample (GPS), a boost sample of ethnic minority group members, an immigrant and ethnic minority boost sample (from wave 6), participants from the BHPS and the Innovation Panel (which is a separate standalone survey). The fieldwork period lasts 24 months for each wave. Data collection primarily uses computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), but includes a telephone mop up, and from Wave 7, web-based interviews. One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older participates in the individual adult interview and self-completed questionnaire. Youths aged 10 to 15 are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. For the GPSand BHPS samples biomarker, genetic and epigenetic data are also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Hundreds of publications of various kinds. Major impacts in several dimensions, documented elsewhere. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6614&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Understanding Society: Waves 1-8, 2009-2017 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009 
Description Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex, and the survey research organisations are Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The latest release combines the first seven waves of Understanding Society data with harmonised data from all eighteen waves of the BHPS. As multi-topic studies, the purpose of Understanding Society and BHPS is to understand short- and long-term effects of social and economic change in the UK at the household and individual levels. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, employment, education, financial resources, and health. Understanding Society is an annual survey of a nationally representative sample of persons of all ages. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave approximately 12 months apart, along with other current household members. When individuals move they are followed within the UK . The study has five sample components: the general population sample (GPS), a boost sample of ethnic minority group members, an immigrant and ethnic minority boost sample (from wave 6), participants from the BHPS and the Innovation Panel (which is a separate standalone survey). The fieldwork period lasts 24 months for each wave. Data collection primarily uses computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), but includes a telephone mop up, and from Wave 7, web-based interviews. One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older participates in the individual adult interview and self-completed questionnaire. Youths aged 10 to 15 are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. For the GPSand BHPS samples biomarker, genetic and epigenetic data are also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Hundreds of publications of various kinds. Major impacts in several dimensions, documented elsewhere. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6614
 
Title Understanding Society: Waves 1-9, 2009-2018 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009 
Description Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex, and the survey research organisations are Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The latest release combines the first 9 waves of Understanding Society data with harmonised data from all eighteen waves of the BHPS. As multi-topic studies, the purpose of Understanding Society and BHPS is to understand short- and long-term effects of social and economic change in the UK at the household and individual levels. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, employment, education, financial resources, and health. Understanding Society is an annual survey of a nationally representative sample of persons of all ages. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave approximately 12 months apart, along with other current household members. When individuals move they are followed within the UK . The study has five sample components: the general population sample (GPS), a boost sample of ethnic minority group members, an immigrant and ethnic minority boost sample (from wave 6), participants from the BHPS and the Innovation Panel (which is a separate standalone survey). The fieldwork period lasts 24 months for each wave. Data collection primarily uses computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), but includes a telephone mop up, and from Wave 7, web-based interviews. One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older participates in the individual adult interview and self-completed questionnaire. Youths aged 10 to 15 are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. For the GPSand BHPS samples biomarker, genetic and epigenetic data are also available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Hundreds of publications of various kinds. Major impacts in several dimensions, documented elsewhere. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/series/series?id=2000053#!/access-data
 
Description Academic collaboration with University of Botswana 
Organisation University of Botswana
Country Botswana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have set up a working collaboration with a member of the Dept of Statistics, University of Botswana with a view to exploring avenues for co-operating in research, education, and professional development. So far, the collaboration has resulted in a 1-week research visit, a successful application for initial funding, and joint consideration of other funding opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Botswana has provided staff time for the research visit and for discussions and has funded the local costs of the UB researcher involved.
Impact A successful GCRF fellowship application and a research visit.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Adaptive Survey Design Network 
Organisation Government of Canada
Department Statistics Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Impact Influence on the design of scientific studies in three countries.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Adaptive Survey Design Network 
Organisation Government of the United States of America
Department U.S. Census Bureau
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Impact Influence on the design of scientific studies in three countries.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Adaptive Survey Design Network 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Impact Influence on the design of scientific studies in three countries.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Adaptive Survey Design Network 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Collaborator Contribution Advice, discussion, participation in scientific debates.
Impact Influence on the design of scientific studies in three countries.
Start Year 2015
 
Description DTRN: Data training and resource network 
Organisation UK Data Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This network was established to promote the use of ESRC data infrastucture and to support its use by providing training and resources. We have contributed a range of resources about Understanding Society and contributed to training events and documents.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact range of training events held
Start Year 2014
 
Description DTRN: Data training and resource network 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This network was established to promote the use of ESRC data infrastucture and to support its use by providing training and resources. We have contributed a range of resources about Understanding Society and contributed to training events and documents.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact range of training events held
Start Year 2014
 
Description DTRN: Data training and resource network 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This network was established to promote the use of ESRC data infrastucture and to support its use by providing training and resources. We have contributed a range of resources about Understanding Society and contributed to training events and documents.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact range of training events held
Start Year 2014
 
Description DTRN: Data training and resource network 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Administrative Data Research Centre for England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This network was established to promote the use of ESRC data infrastucture and to support its use by providing training and resources. We have contributed a range of resources about Understanding Society and contributed to training events and documents.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact range of training events held
Start Year 2014
 
Description DTRN: Data training and resource network 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This network was established to promote the use of ESRC data infrastucture and to support its use by providing training and resources. We have contributed a range of resources about Understanding Society and contributed to training events and documents.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact range of training events held
Start Year 2014
 
Description Dresden Lab Services - analysis of hair samples for IP12 
Organisation Dresden Lab Services
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leading the collaboration and providing the hair samples to the lab.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of hair samples and return of data to the team.
Impact Data returned to the team.
Start Year 2019
 
Description International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation Government of the United States of America
Department U.S. Census Bureau
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Impact Multi-disciplinary network involving academics, government institutions and private sector research institutes, concerned with economic activity, social policy, social security, health, crime, transport, etc.
 
Description International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation IAB Nuremburg
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Impact Multi-disciplinary network involving academics, government institutions and private sector research institutes, concerned with economic activity, social policy, social security, health, crime, transport, etc.
 
Description International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation Statistics Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Impact Multi-disciplinary network involving academics, government institutions and private sector research institutes, concerned with economic activity, social policy, social security, health, crime, transport, etc.
 
Description International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation Statistics Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Impact Multi-disciplinary network involving academics, government institutions and private sector research institutes, concerned with economic activity, social policy, social security, health, crime, transport, etc.
 
Description International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation Statistics Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of annual network meetings.
Impact Multi-disciplinary network involving academics, government institutions and private sector research institutes, concerned with economic activity, social policy, social security, health, crime, transport, etc.
 
Description Panel Survey Methods Network 
Organisation Australian Government
Department Department of Social Services
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Impact Improved research practice in various contexts.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Panel Survey Methods Network 
Organisation German Institute for Economic Research
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Impact Improved research practice in various contexts.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Panel Survey Methods Network 
Organisation Government of the United States of America
Department U.S. Census Bureau
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific leadership including organisation of biennial network meetings.
Impact Improved research practice in various contexts.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Presented 4th SERISS training course on Cross-national Longitudinal Data Analysis 
Organisation European Commission
Department Horizon 2020
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS), aims to equip Europe's social science data infrastructures to play a major role in addressing the key societal challenges facing Europe today and ensure that national and European policymaking is built on a solid base of the highest-quality socio-economic evidence. The project brings together leading European Research Infrastructures in the social sciences - the European Social Survey (ESS ERIC), the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ERIC) and Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) - alongside organisations representing the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), European Values Study (EVS) and the WageIndicator Survey. It aims to exploit potential synergies and overcome existing fragmentation across infrastructures in order to enhance the key role played by these infrastructures, which form the bedrock of empirical social science in Europe. SERISS Work Package 5, Training and Dissemination, addresses specific training of staff working in cross-national social science research and infrastructures. The work package aims to design trainings and training materials for tools developed in SERISS and to provide training on data management, data handling and harmonisation, as well as on statistical analysis to a wider social science community. By sharing resources and skills training will have considerable value beyond infrastructure specific initiatives. The SERISS project therefore develops a programme of face-to-face training events and online resources to disseminate learning from the project among other researchers and social science infrastructures. I have presented the 4th and final training course in this programme, drawing on my extensive knowledge of the Understanding Society, SOEP and CNEF studies and my heavy involvement in developing and delivering hands-on training workshop. In the next couple of months there will be a webinar on the substantive content of the course.
Collaborator Contribution SERISS network organised the training course, advertised it, provided the facilities and hosted the hands-on training workshop. The course was well-received and reached a network of researchers to whom analysis of panel data is very new. (More than 120 analysts applied to attend the course of whom 25 were invited to participate).
Impact Five worksheets illustrating longitudinal analysis of panel data have been produced and were shared with the course participants. Syntax files to replicate the analysis has been shared also. A webinar will be recorded and posted on the SERISS website.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Royal Free Hospital - analysis of additional analytes 
Organisation Royal Free Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Working with the Royal Free to agree analysis of additional analytes from the blood samples collected on UKHLS.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of additional analytes and return of data to the team.
Impact Royal Free will deliver data from the additional analytes.
Start Year 2019
 
Description TNS studentship collaboration 
Organisation TNS BMRB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I supervise the PhD student whose fees are paid for by TNS BMRB.
Collaborator Contribution TNS BMRB pay the student's fees and also provide co-supervision and access to secure data that they hold.
Impact To date, 5 conferences presentations (4 different papers, one repeated) have been made. Furthermore, opportunities for additional collaboration outside of the immediate scope of the current partnership have been identified and are being pursued.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Understanding Society Associated Studies scheme 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LSE is an example of an organisation that we have collaborated with for an Associated Study. We oversee the Study, approve it and work with the applicants on taking forward their study.
Collaborator Contribution Managing the associated study and agreeing to deposit data from the project at the UKDS, linked to UKHLS.
Impact Associated study projects, datasets, publications, etc. Multidisciplinary.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Innovation Panel - experiment proposers 
Organisation Ipsos MORI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Running the IP scheme and working with experiment proposers and sub-contractors to deliver their elements of the study.
Collaborator Contribution Proposing and agreeing experiments, working with the team to implement them.
Impact IP data, publications/ working papers, etc.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Innovation Panel - experiment proposers 
Organisation University of Essex
Department Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Running the IP scheme and working with experiment proposers and sub-contractors to deliver their elements of the study.
Collaborator Contribution Proposing and agreeing experiments, working with the team to implement them.
Impact IP data, publications/ working papers, etc.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Innovation Panel - experiment proposers 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Running the IP scheme and working with experiment proposers and sub-contractors to deliver their elements of the study.
Collaborator Contribution Proposing and agreeing experiments, working with the team to implement them.
Impact IP data, publications/ working papers, etc.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation European University Institute
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society Topic Champions 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overseeing the UKHLS Topic Champions network, liaising with them on their input into the Study, and remunerating them via an honorarium.
Collaborator Contribution Input into questionnaire content and design, broader consultation on e.g. conference themes and speakers/ sessions, attendance at and contribution to UKHLS Scientific Group.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Understanding Society fieldwork - waves 9-11 - Kantar (2016 - Still Active) 
Organisation Kantar Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Management of the sub-contract with Kantar for the provision of fieldwork services for waves 9-11 of Understanding Society - partnership working (with NatCen as consortium partners) to deliver the survey.
Collaborator Contribution Delivery of the fieldwork and associated activities for Understanding Society waves 9-11
Impact See all other outputs, which are dependent on the delivery of fieldwork by our partner agency.
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Cambridge - lab for analysis of IP12 blood and DBS samples 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading the collaboration and working with Cambridge lab to specify and monitor the analysis of blood and DBS samples.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of blood and DBS samples; return of data to the team.
Impact Data returned to the team.
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Mannheim studentship collaboration 
Organisation University of Mannheim
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I supervise the PhD student.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Mannheim provides a co-supervisor for the PhD student and access to their data collection facilities which allows the student to build-in her own studies and thereby collect unique data for use in her PhD research.
Impact None yet (collaboration just started in February 2016).
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Michigan research exchanges 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We send our PhD Survey Methodology students on one-semester research visits to UMich, during which they engage in and contribute to all aspects of the scientific community at SRC.
Collaborator Contribution UMich host one-semester visits from our PhD students and have sent senior researchers on short research visits to Essex.
Impact Two co-authored journal papers and one co-authored book chapter; ongoing research collaborations; improved research skills of our students; offers to examine theses and to review articles; general networking
Start Year 2013
 
Description 2019 UK General Election - media correspondence - Nicole Martin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact During the 2019 UK general election Nicole Martin continued to correspond with journalists from different publications, including the Economist (https://www.economist.com/britain/2019/11/30/britains-potential-prime-ministers-both-face-accusations-of-prejudice) and CNN. A figure from her research was republished by CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/25/uk/bjp-kashmir-tory-uk-election-ge19-intl-gbr/index.html)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advice to EU-FRS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advice given to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency regarding survey design issues in the context of a new international data collection exercise known as the EU Fundamental Rights Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://fra.europa.eu/en/project/2015/fundamental-rights-survey
 
Description Article in The Times: Becoming a mother makes career progression harder 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Times featuring research carried out by the Policy Unit for the Government Equalities Office on occupational downgrading for women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/becoming-a-mother-makes-career-progression-harder-l2pkdcx2l
 
Description Article in professional newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Standardised survey design: are we missing a trick?" - article in "Research Matters", the quarterly magazine of the Social Research Association. The SRA is a professional association with over 800 members across government, the private sector and the third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://the-sra.org.uk/whats-new/research-matters/
 
Description Article written for the Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We wrote an article in the Conversation, based on the research conducted as part of the project, specifically, about the prevalence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on mental health. The title was "How ethnic and racial harassment damages mental health"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/how-ethnic-and-racial-harassment-damages-mental-health-73076
 
Description Attendance at workshop 'Understanding the causes of homelessness & rough sleeping workshop', organised by MHCLG and DWP (Hamilton, 04 Oct. 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop as a follow-up to one held in February 2018. The previous meeting included academics, third sector organisations and civil servants with an interest in homelessness attending the workshop 'Understanding the causes of homelessness and rough sleeping' jointly organised by MHCLG and DWP. The aim of the workshop was to explore the issues related to the feasibility of developing a model of homelessness and rough sleeping for policy development. Further research was commissioned as a result of the original workshop and the follow-up workshop in October 2018 was desinged to disseminate and discuss the findings and implications of this new research. I attended this workshop to represent Understanding Society and answer questions related to data availability and future possibilities for data linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended and actively participated in Wellbeing Economics All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children's Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the Wellbeing Economics All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting on children's wellbeing. During the roundtable discussion, there was an opportunity for the audience to comment and I highlighted the benefits of having a large longitudinal sample of children aged 10-15 interviewed in the Understanding Society study and advocated further investments in this, and/or in cross-nationally comparative longitudinal research on children's wellbeing (instead of an alternative suggestion to fund a new children's wellbeing study through an organisation that has a history of not making their data collections available to a wider research community).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC local radio South Asian shows before and after the general election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I appeared on Sunday afternoon BBC local radio shows in May and June discussing South Asian voters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Brexit research event in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was held to communicate and discuss the body of research that came out of the Understanding Society Brexit competition, where researchers gained access to early data on Brexit from the study. I presented a summary of the findings from 18 papers that came from the project. This was followed by a panel discussion involving Catherine de Vries (University of Essex), John Curtice (University of Strathclyde), and Jill Rutter (Institute for Government). It was charged by Paul Whiteley (University of Essex).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.psa.ac.uk/events/understanding-brexit-latest-research-eu-referendum
 
Description Brexit research programme - academic workshop 28 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of project groups working with the UKHLS EU Referendum data - awareness raising about the data and the different research projects. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brexit research programme: external event 7th December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event to promote the findings from the Brexit research programme using UKHLS data on the EU Referendum. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Business in the Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The presentation was to senior staff at Business in the Community - The Prince's Responsible Business Network. This is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who aim to foster prosperity of business and society together. The presentation was on how to use Understanding Society, combining an introduction on using Understanding Society data and how to access research publications emerging from the Study. An important part was exploring ideas for collaboration or partnership development. As a result participants were well informed about the application of Understanding Society and options for joint working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bitc.org.uk/
 
Description CLOSER 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CLOSER (UCL Institute of Education, University College London) has published a news story regarding Dr Davillas' research on the concordance of health states within couples. This news story has been read extensively and has sparked discussions regarding the need for a re-orientation of public health policy and the underlying research towards a family-centred focus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/news-opinion/news/partners-health-inequalities/
 
Description CLOSER new technologies workshop (non-health) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Capacity-building event and raising awareness of our methods research. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Calls and emails with Vidya Ram 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Repeated discussions and figures for a journalist Vidya Ram who writes often about ethnic minority voters. Here are two pieces in which I am quoted directly or my research is referenced. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/wooing-the-indian-vote/article18578490.ece and http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/will-indian-origin-voters-remain-with-labour/article18235467.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Closed door discussion with HILDA team at MI 12 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Providing methodological advise to HILDA team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Closed door discussion with selective members at MCRI - 11 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing of good practice in collecting BIomarker Data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference Presentation (EDDI, Tampere) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 50 individuals from universities, data archives, institutes and other statistical or data organisations attended the European DDI User Conference (EDDI) in Tampere, Finland. DDI is a standard for data documentation and we presented on adopting Colectica Designer for the Understanding Society questionnaire specification. The intended purpose of this presentation was to show our progress, challenges and future plans with this software and to receive feedback from other Colectica Designer/DDI users. We received positive feedback and suggestions, which has improved our knowledge about using Colectica for this specific purpose and how others use the software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://zenodo.org/record/3601214#.XkPgUGj7SUk
 
Description Conference Presentation (EDDI, Tampere) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 50 individuals from universities, data archives, institutes and other statistical or data organisations attended the European DDI User Conference (EDDI) in Tampere, Finland. DDI is a standard for data documentation and we presented on adopting Colectica Designer for the Understanding Society questionnaire specification. The intended purpose of this presentation was to show our progress, challenges and future plans with this software and to receive feedback from other Colectica Designer/DDI users. We received positive feedback and suggestions, which has improved our knowledge about using Colectica for this specific purpose and how others use the software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://zenodo.org/record/3601214#.XkPkFCPgphE
 
Description Corresponded with Stephen Bush - New Statesman - about the paper on ethnic minority voters in 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Corresponded with Stephen Bush - New Statesman - about the paper on ethnic minority voters in 2015. This led to him chairing a related event on 25th February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DCMS Methodological Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at meeting in Whitehall of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Community Life Survey Methodological Advisory Group, including discussion of a DCMS presentation on issues they face with the CLS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Department for Transport event on Understanding Society for Government Social Researchers, Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researchers found the event useful and DfT have commissioned research into noise pollution around airports and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Department for social security Australia - 6 september 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to DSS Canberra Australia on examples of the use of longitudinal data in welfare policy in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Department of Health in Canberra - 6 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion to department of health Australia on the role of biomarkers in policy research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Developing methodology for the collection of health and biomarker data in social surveys (Health IP workshop), November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with interested parties top promote the Health Innovation Panel to be run in 2019. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with South African visitors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting (11-07-2016) with representatives from Statistics South Africa and Department for Home and Health to discuss survey design and implementation issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Economic Experts Working Group, Office of National Statistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Economic Experts Working Group will meet six times a year to help ONS set its development agenda as well as offering expert advice to help solve the difficulties of measuring the changing economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/news/onsexpandsitseconomiccapabilityappointmentoftheneweconomicexpertswo...
 
Description Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group -iHEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Davillas has served as a founder member of the Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group (EOSIG) within the iHEA.
He has been successfully involved in a number of activities within the EOSIG:
a) Enhance understanding of the prevention and treatment of obesity from an economics perspective;
b) Connect economists working in obesity across the world;
c) Share knowledge and provide support through the creation of a community of health economists specialized at the Economics of Obesity working together;
d) Provide input to policy development at an international level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2017
URL https://www.healtheconomics.org/page/EOSIGMembers
 
Description Email exchange with Major of one of Germany's largest cities about benefits of longitudinal data collection and analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Email and Skype conversation with deputy major of the City of Leipzig following the discussion of my Understanding Society-based longitudinal research on children's wellbeing in The Economist. The City maintains their own community study and we discussed the pros and cons of turning the study into a panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Employment workshop (25 October 2019) - Re-thinking the conceptualisation and measurement of employment status 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information sharing and awareness raising. Led to further thinking of how employment is captured in Understanding Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engagement with Cabinet Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk given to Open Innovation Team at the Cabinet Office about policy uses of Understanding Society and dialogue about establishing a policy partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://openinnovation.blog.gov.uk/
 
Description Epigenetic Data Launch 27 April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing understanding society biomarker data to leading experts in a new field of the study of epigenetics. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ethnic minority voters & the British political system public event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentations were arranged from 3 academics, including myself. I presented research based on Understanding Society, showing that there has not been a realignment of voting preferences among ethnic minority voters. A panel discussion took place afterward between Omar Khan (Director of Runnymede), Binita Mehta-Parmar, Director of Modern Britain and Conservative party politician, Shahrar Ali, former Deputy Leader of the Green Party and Zrinka Bralo, Chief Executive, Migrants Organise. The event was chaired by Tom Clark, editor of Prospect magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethnic-minorities-and-the-british-political-system-new-research-on-en...
 
Description Expert consultation on Measurement of food consumption using household consumption and expenditure surveys (World bank and UN FAO) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The World Bank and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization invited Crossley to participate in an Expert consultation on
Measurement of food consumption using household consumption and expenditure surveys. The goal of the consultations was to develop a set of guidelines for surveys, particularly in developing countries. The proposed guidelines are to be submitted to the UN statistical Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gender equality research featured in KS3 teaching resource 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Research on learned gender attitudes was included in a resource pack for secondary school teachers focusing on gender equality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Glasgow seminar 2 February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to introduce biomarker and genetic research in Understanding Society to MRC unit in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Government Equalities Office meeting on the use of large datasets and longitudinal studies to address gender pay gap (Raj Patel, October 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event resulted in staff from the Government Equalities Officer getting an informed perspective of the application of data and evidence to further the government's Workplace and Gender Equality (WAGE) Research Programme designed to inform policies to reduce the gender pay gap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guardian article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Guardian has published an in-depth feature on Dr Davillas' (along with Benzeval and Kumari) research on biomarkers using UKHLS. This article has been shared with social media more than 450 times and has received more than 160 comments from general public. This article has sparked several discussions regarding the potential of biomarkers for social and economic research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/10/how-your-blood-may-predict-your-future-health-bio...
 
Description HILDA Keynote lecture 7 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at HILDA conference on methodological innovations in household panel studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description HILDA Steering Group on 8 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advising Australian HILDA Household Panel on methodological issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ITV news: Women less likely to progress at work following childbirth, new research suggests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ITV feature on research from the Policy Unit on occupational downgrading for women,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2019-10-22/women-less-likely-to-progress-at-work-following-the-birth...
 
Description Insights 2020 launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insights 2020 was launched at a discussion event focusing on social integration and cohesion. An expert panel provided an over view of some of the areas being considered across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2020/02/04/understanding-neighbourhoods-and-local-action-the-...
 
Description Intergenerational Persistence of Poverty and Poor Health Workshop (Heather Brown, Policy Fellow) - 14 June 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop with Professor Jim McManus (Vice President of the Association for Directors of Public Health), Baroness Sally Greengross (Member of the Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committe), Jennifer Wallace (Head of Policy at the Carnegie Trust) and Dr Heather Brown (Newcastle University and Understanding Society Policy Fellow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/06/14/intergenerational-persistence-of-poverty-an...
 
Description Interview on "More or Less" (Radio 4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview regarding the reliability of survey estimates in a particular context and how the public should interpret them
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00028cf
 
Description Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata (13-14 November 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Society collects information about individuals and the households in which they live repeatedly at one year intervals. It includes new and innovative features to allow research across different social science disciplines. To achieve the main goals of this multipurpose survey Understanding Society has a complex sample design and consequently a complex data structure. Thus, analysing the data requires a good understanding of the general structure of the survey, the sample design and the data.

Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata (2-3 May 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Society collects information about individuals and the households in which they live repeatedly at one year intervals. It includes new and innovative features to allow research across different social science disciplines. To achieve the main goals of this multipurpose survey Understanding Society has a complex sample design and consequently a complex data structure. Thus, analysing the data requires a good understanding of the general structure of the survey, the sample design and the data.

Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata - training course - April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training course to build capacity for using UKHLS data. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata - training course - November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Usual introduction training course that is run two times a year - to introduce data users to the Study and help them with analysing the data. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk - City, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Davillas has been invited by the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London to give a talk regarding the potential of biomarker data for social science research. An audience of about 50 (undergraduate and postgraduate) students and academics is expected (December 2018).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk - U of Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Davillas has been invited by the Department of Economics, University of Barcelona to give a talk regarding the potential of biomarker data for social science research. An audience of about 40 (undergraduate and postgraduate) students, academics and (local government) health policymakers is expected to attend (November 2018).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2018
 
Description Invited talk at CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis seminar at London School of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to give a talk about spatial mobility of young adults in England and Wales in the 1990s and the 2000s. The research is using data from British Household Panel Study and Understanding Society and showcasing the advantage of studying internal migration using survey data. The audience included a good spread of people from academia, charities, think tanks and government departments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description KEY NOTE - Portugese Health Economics Conference - October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to Portugese conference on methodological innovation in Health Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at the CIPHER 2020 conference in Washington DC, on methods of collecting data using mobile apps. Conference attended by survey researchers and practitioners including from US government departments, private sector survey agencies, and funding agencies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cesr.usc.edu/cipher_2020
 
Description Keynote panel discussion at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote panel discussion at the ESRA conference, about best practice in the collection of data from different sources and using different data collection methods, which sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conferences/esra-biennial-conference
 
Description MRC Clincal Trials Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact wide ranging methodological presentation and discussions MRC CTU, followed by number of meetings re possible collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Masterclass on allostatic load - 13 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To introduce understanding society biomarker data to leading experts internationally in the field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting of international panel studies, July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of different panel studies from around the world to share knowledge and raise awareness - at the end of the 2017 Scientific Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with researchers at ONS Data Science Campus to discuss joint research interests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exchange with researchers at ONS Data Science Campus, involving presentations of ongoing research on both sides and discussion. This exchange has led to a collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) 11 september 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion with the Murdoch institute on collecting Biomarkers in the general population
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NCRM Autumn School: New Data Horizons - integrating social and biological data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint event with NCRM - awareness-raising/ capacity-building. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Academy workhop on longitudinal costs - 6 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to cross country workshop on costs issues on longitudinal research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nicole Martin: Guardian online: Loss of minority ethnic support threatens Tory power, study suggests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicole Martin: Guardian online: Loss of minority ethnic support threatens Tory power, study suggests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/26/loss-of-minority-ethnic-support-threatens-tory-powe...
 
Description ONS Loneliness Technical Advisory Group (Raj Patel, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the group was to map and examine how loneliness is measured across various surveys. It drew up recommendation on the measures for adult and child loneliness and how to interpret and report the findings, keeping in line with the Government's Loneliness Strategy. National guidance was published by ONS following the work of the technical advisory group (see URL link).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing/methodologies/measuringlonelinessguida...
 
Description ONS/ISER Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Friday, 6th October, a team from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) travelled to ISER to meet up with survey experts to discuss issues of common interest, and to learn from each other's experience. Both the ONS and ISER are working innovative and experimental research to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of data collection.

Representatives from the ONS discussed the Social Survey Transformation project, which will transform the way in which the ONS uses surveys, with greater focus on online surveys and the use of administrative data to complement and, for some measures, replace survey data. Presentations covered the way in which respondent materials are being re-designed, using experiments to gauge the effectiveness of different designs of letter and envelope, the methods used to transform questionnaire content and design, and the effects that changes in survey design has on the take-up of the online survey.

Taking up the subject of online surveys, ISER shared with the ONS the lessons we have learned from using Understanding Society, and the Innovation Panel (IP). The presentation covered the mode experiments on the IP, and the work that has been done to model the likelihood of a sample member completing online, and how this has been used on the main-stage. The Wave 8 adaptive design was also discussed, where we have been experimenting with methods to increase the proportion of web-first households that fully complete online.
In the afternoon, the focus switched to the collection of data about household finances. The ONS Household Finance Survey Transformation Lead, spoke about the need to rationalise the large number of separate surveys and integrate them into a single design which would have administrative data at the heart.

Representatives from ISER then presented the work that we have been doing on understanding household finances through improving measurement. This covered a number of projects underway at ISER: linking survey responses to process-generated data; improving the way we impute missing information between surveys; asking survey participants to reconcile their household budget in the IP; and using new technologies to capture objective data, using the Spending Study carried out on the IP.

The workshop concluded with a discussion of common challenges and opportunities, and a commitment to continue sharing insights and experiences on these issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Obesity opinion article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Davillas has been invited by the ESRC to contribute an opinion article regarding his research on the Economics of Obesity (ESRC Society Now magazine, Winter 2017, issue 27).
Society Now is the regular magazine of the ESRC, bringing the latest and most topical social science research to key opinion formers in business, government and the voluntary sector. It is published four times a year and highlights research by the UK's leading social scientists. This opinion article demonstrates the importance of the survey measurement of obesity on inequalities and social science research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://esrc.ukri.org/files/news-events-and-publications/publications/magazines/society-now/society-...
 
Description Organisation of a CLOSER workshop on "New technologies to measure non-health topics in longitudinal studies" that included a presetnation of results from this project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organisation of a workshop funded by CLOSER, that included a presentation of fundings from this project and generated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/new-technologies-measure-non-health/
 
Description Organisation of a sessio on "Measurement issues in household surveys" at the European Survey Research Association conference that inlcuded a presentation from this project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised and chaired a conference session that included a presentation on "Measuring income in household surveys: evidence from a collection of experiments", that generated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conf2017/prog/ESRA2017_Full_Programme_225238.pdf
 
Description Outreach with Carnegie Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Opportunities to establish a policy partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/
 
Description Outreach with DEMOS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Use of Understanding Society data and potential for future collaboration in a policy partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://demos.co.uk/
 
Description Outreach with Data Orchard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Assess the capacity building needs of charities and how best to engage them in the use of Understanding Society data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dataorchard.org.uk/
 
Description Outreach with Health Watch Essex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Organise needs to assess the care needs of older residents in the area. Also able to facilitate public engagement, e.g. on health issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://healthwatchessex.org.uk/
 
Description Outreach with Institute for the Future of Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Developing a research proposal which, if successful, will utilise Understanding Society data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ifow.org/
 
Description Outreach with Onward 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Reseach on repairing the social fabric of Britain which utilises Understanding Society data. The research is scoping work for a 2 year research project - will need access to more granular data and published research papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukonward.com/media-coverage-and-photos-of-repairing-our-social-fabric/
 
Description Outreach with The Young Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Agreed to develop collaborative activity to support social innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youngfoundation.org/
 
Description Outreach with Working Families 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Produce a Modern Families Index but sample size much smaller than Understanding Society. Could potentially use UKHLS data but this will require a review of their Index.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://workingfamilies.org.uk/
 
Description Outreach with the Learning and Work Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Talk on the use of Understanding Society data. Undertaking a project for the Social Mobility Commission which will use Understanding Society data. Also hoping to build a case for a 'what works' centre on FE and skills which could utilise research from Understanding Society. Happy to contribute to Insights 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.learningandwork.org.uk/
 
Description PSID - Understanding Society exchange week (MB, JB, JMP, AN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Exchange week with PSID (USA household panel study) , set of presentations to PSID team followed by a week of discussions and sharing experiences and learning. Funded by ESRC international visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel Contributor KeyNote Swiss Household Panel Conference 20th Anniversary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Plenary Panel Debate about the future of longitudinal surveys
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel discussant at the Nottingham Talks: public assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was an invited speaker at the 'Nottingham Talks: public assembly' event which addressed the questions around integration and immigration in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Overview of open access European survey data 3: the UK Household Longitudinal Study". Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-21, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Moving Understanding Society to Mixed Mode: Effects on Response and Attrition". Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association, Lisbon, Portugal, July 17-21, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper presented at the CLOSER Mixing modes and measurement methods in longitudinal studies workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Fieldwork experiments to boost web response". Paper presented at the CLOSER Mixing modes and measurement methods in longitudinal studies workshop, London, 3rd November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Paper presented at the Presented at the Mixing Modes and Measurement Methods in Longitudinal Studies Workshop, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Results for Web/Face-to-Face Linkage Consent Questions in the Innovation Panel". Paper presented at the Presented at the Mixing Modes and Measurement Methods in Longitudinal Studies Workshop, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Phone call with BBC journalist 21st April about ethnic minority voters and candidates in the general election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Phone call with BBC journalist 21st April about ethnic minority voters and candidates in the general election to inform their programming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Phone call with journalist from the Economist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I talked with a journalist from the Economist about ethnic minority voters and candidates in the forthcoming general election.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Podcast: Gender equality - the pay gap and beyond 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Podcast recorded for Understanding Society. Fran Bennett, Monica Costa Dias, Sam Smethers and Helen Wright explore research findings and ideas surrounding the gender pay gap in the UK and what can be done to close it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/gender-equality-the-pay-gap-and-beyond
 
Description Podcast: Our health and the environment we live in 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In this episode of the Understanding Society Podcast we are looking at the relationship between chronic stress markers, health, and deprived areas. Lucy Prior (University of Bristol) takes us through her research into this relationship between deprivation and negative health outcomes, and her use of Understanding Society data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/our-health-and-the-environment-we-live-in
 
Description Podcast: The impact of working hours and job security on long term health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This podcsst explores how our jobs and job security affect our health and well-being.Host Emma Houlton introduces us to two interviews, with Professor Tarani Chandola (University of Manchester) on the relationship between working hours and work-life balance and our health, and with Dr Claire Niedzwiedz (University of Glasgow) on the relationship between financial security and physical health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/podcasts/the-impact-of-working-hours-and-job-security-on-long...
 
Description Policy round table Australia - 6 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to and discussion with policymakes in Canberra Australia on the contribution that longitudinal data can make to policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Policy roundtable: the changing world of work - how is it affecting our health? (6th June 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact With quality of work, productivity, public health and closing the disability employment gap higher on the policy agenda, there is a need for more precise research on the complex relationship between health and the fast changing nature of employment.

Traditionally, links between work and health have been examined through self-reported measures of health and health functioning in population surveys (which can contain distortions) or through employer surveys. Combining rich employment and other information on work with biological information, in particular the collection of physical measurements and biological markers (indicators that a biological process in the body has happened or is ongoing) through large longitudinal studies, is offering the prospect of better understanding the association between environmental factors and health - and the possible causal pathways and transmission mechanisms at play.

This event will bring together policy advisors and researchers from across government departments, public health agencies, Health and Safety Executive, human resource professionals, local economic development and health organisations, transport bodies, trade unions and charities. The purpose of the event is to:

hear about leading edge biosocial research findings from his emerging field of social science;
discuss policy implications flowing from the research;
learn about biosocial research and discuss the opportunities and barriers to policy adoption
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/06/06/policy-roundtable-the-changing-world-of-wor...
 
Description Politico Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Davillas has been interviewed by Politico.com regarding the potential of biomarker information for health policy. This article has been read extensively and has sparked several discussions in social media on the value of objective measures of health for health policy evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2018/01/10/long-term-health-nation-problems-000613
 
Description Presentation - Ethnic identity in context: the influence of forms of contact on majority and minority social identities. TCRU Seminar, UCL, 28/2/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Knowledge exchange and awareness raising of UKHLS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation - Ethnicity and identity: individual and contextual influences on identity expression across ethnic groups - opening seminar, SEMILUX seminar series, University of Luxembourg, 20/9/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening seminar. Knowledge exchange about Understanding Society, awareness-raising.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation - Ethnicity and identity: new perspectives. Closing plenary, Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary presentation - influencing practice. Knowledge exchange about research using UKHLS data, awareness-raising of UKHLS in general. Widely publicised by the Study as part of conference communications. Audience included policy makers and third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation - The politics of ethnicity and identity. Lecture to the Royal College of Defence Studies 2017/18 cohort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to over 100 military personnel and senior civil servants from over 50 different countries, studying for a year at RCDS. Presentation used UKHLS data hence awareness-raising of the study and the reach of research based on UKHLS data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation and discussion at UKHLS Methodology Advisory Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of the aims and research design for this project with the Methodology Advisory Committee of the Understanding Society panel study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at CLOSER Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Adjustments for Selective Non-Response by Mode" to workshop of survey managers and directors, as well as academics and students. Generated discussion and raised a possible future research agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.closer.ac.uk/event/mixing-modes-measurement-methods-longitudinal-studies/
 
Description Presentation at DIAL thematic workshop: Labour Market Inequalities Across the Life-course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on 'Occupational downgrading of women after childbirth'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at International Family and Fertility Symposium in St Andrews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I have presented a piece of research on employment trajectories of men and women following the birth of a child in the UK, and at how individual, family and pre-birth employment characteristics influence employment outcomes up to five years following birth. The research is using eight waves of longitudinal data from Understanding Society. The talk followed with a discussion of potential implications for policy-making as well as of opportunities for further research and international collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at MHCLG (Indicators of Social Integration) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presenting results from the consultancy research project to policy makers and analysts at MHCLG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at RTI International 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented our research in a seminar at RTI International. Approx. 10-15 people attended the seminar and reported increased interest in the subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Runnymede event on ethnic minority voters in 2017 - 25th February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at Runnymede event on ethnic minority voters in 2017 - 25th February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Westat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented our research in a seminar at Westat. Approx. 20-25 people attended the seminar and reported increased interest in the subject. After the seminar, I met with staff responsible for the design of FoodAPS-2, the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, to discuss our project in more detail. They expressed great interest in our project and mentions that this is likely to inform their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at conference including private sector organisations and National Statistical Institutes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at the General Online Research conference on "Quality of expenditure data collected with a receipt scanning app in a probability household panel". The audience included survey practitioners and researchers from the private sector, National Statistical Institutes, and academics and created interest and discussion about methods we have developed to automatically code categories of household spending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gor.de/gor18/sessions.php
 
Description Presentation at international Panel Survey Methods Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of goals and research design for this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.514856.en
 
Description Presentation at the 'Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys' workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "How to increase participation in mobile app data collection?" that generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://massworkshop.sites.uu.nl/2019-workshop-in-mannheim-germany/
 
Description Presentation at the American Association for Public Opinion Research annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation on "Using an app to collect detailed expenditure data in a probability household panel survey: response rates, response biases and measurement quality" to an international audience that included survey practitions from governments and industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.aapor.org/AAPOR_Main/media/MainSiteFiles/AAPOR-17-CP_webFNL.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the American Association for Public Opinion Research annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation on "Examining potential sources of nonresponse to mobile data collection with new technologies in a probability household panel" to an international audience that included survey practitioners from governments and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.aapor.org/AAPOR_Main/media/MainSiteFiles/AAPOR-17-CP_webFNL.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the British Society for Population Studies conference in Winchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a presentation about education and employment trajectories of young adults born between 1974 and 1990 in England and Wales. The talk followed with a discussion of policy implications and potential for future research. This research is using combined life histories from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and Understanding Society (UKHLS) showcasing the advantages of using longitudinal data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on experiments with different protocols to increase participation in data collection using mobile apps, which sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conferences/esra-biennial-conference
 
Description Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on respondent burden in data collection using mobile apps, which sparked discussion and questions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conferences/esra-biennial-conference
 
Description Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on the effects of offering respondents personal feedback on their spending, to motivate participation and engagement in the survey data collection, which spartked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conferences/esra-biennial-conference
 
Description Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation on "Reconciling Income, Spending, Borrowing and Saving in a Single Household Surve" that sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conf2017/prog/ESRA2017_Full_Programme_225238.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on the use of machine learning models to classify spending data collected from the images of shopping receipts, which spartked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conferences/esra-biennial-conference
 
Description Presentation at the General Online Research conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on 'How do different device specifications affect data collection using mobile devices?' which generated some discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gor.de/gor19/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=47&presentations=show
 
Description Presentation at the General Online Research conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Thirty to forty people attended presentations on "using smartphone data for social science research" and discussed potential for app based research and potential for improvement to economic measurement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gor.de/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/GOR19_digital_conference_proceedings.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented research in a seminar at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approx. 15-20 people attended the seminar and reported increased interest in the subject. After the seminar, I met with staff responsible for the Redesign of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (Gemini Project) to discuss our project in more detail. They expressed great interest in our project and mentioned that this is likely to inform their own work. We have been invited to present our work at the Consumer Expenditure Survey Methods Symposium next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the Understanding Society scientific conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on experiments with different protocols designed to increase participation in mobile app-based data collection, that sparked questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsocietyconference.co.uk/
 
Description Presentation of the imputation strategy of Understanding society (MOLS international meeting on imputation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I organised an international meeting on imputation for income data and I gave a presentation on the imputation strategy og Understanding Society. People in the audience included:colleages working at the imputation of income data in Australia, Germany, and Switzerland, DWP delegates, experts of imputationand income data from IFS and Academia, collegues at ISER.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation of the imputation strategy of Understanding society (PSID visit) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation about the imputation strategy of Understanding Society to the PSID delegation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Cambridge Econometrics (Raj Patel, 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Senior directors and analysts took part in this presentation. A number of ideas for collaboration were discussed which would depend on the nature of commercial demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.camecon.com/
 
Description Presentation to Net-SILC3 workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on the role of proxy response in statutory EU data collection (EU-SILC) to an audience consisting mainly of representatives of national statistical institutes from across Europe, plus Eurostat, the EU statistical office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.liser.lu/?type=news&id=1641
 
Description Presentation to an international audience of research professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to a workshop of survey professionals from USA, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, South Korea and UK regarding design and implementation issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to government research professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation as part of a one-day engagement workshop on 06-10-2017 with research professionals from ONS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to the Bank of England on using Understanding Society (Raj Patel, October 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Bank of England produce various analysis to inform decision making, including running an economic model that includes housing finances, and produce regular economic bulletins and reports . The presentation attracted key analysts. The availability of harmonised UKHLS/BHPS dataset was a major improvement that would make it easier for bank staff to continue using the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation/Seminar/Q&A at the Office of National Statistics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 50 live + 10 video attendees to presentation of our project at Newport with Q&A. Lots of discussion. Aim to foster interest in topic, possible future collaboration?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Printed Case Study: Does the grammar school system increase inequality? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Case study on research from the University of Bath using Understanding Society to explore the effect of the grammar school system on earnings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/impact/does-the-grammar-school-system-increase-inequality
 
Description Project findings presented at a one-day event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In November 2017, at the end of the ESRC funded project, Prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: A longitudinal analysis, the findings from this project were presented to an audience comprising of policy makers, IPCC, government departments, third sector organisations and general public. There were around 20-25 participants. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. After lunch there was an open round-table discussion within the entire audience about the key findings, gaps in evidence, and the way forward, suggestions about further dissemination of these findings to specific audiences. A 3-page briefing report was also handed to the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethnic-and-racial-harassment-and-its-impact-on-health-new-findings-ti...
 
Description Public Health Challenge Lab - MB, RP, MK, CB, KC, July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Produced a set of joint proposals between University of Essex and Public Health England/Essex County Council/other organisations to be funded through innovation/impact funds. All the ideas submitted were funded, including a joint project on 'active travel' by Understanding Society, Transport for West Midlands and Warwickshire County Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SERRIS workshop on mixed mode fieldwork costs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A number of international studies shared experiences of costs in mixed mode fieldwork; shared good practice in contracts and pricing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SLLS value biomarkers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in symposium promoting value of biomarkers in social science research and how to use them effectively. provided advice for indvidual's own research ideas and collaborations. Two collaborative projects are ongoing as resutl fo disucssions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SLLS: Allostatic load in the CLOSER studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation as part of a symposium on social biological research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://8eb09126-a526-416f-85a3-d4becc810a9a.filesusr.com/ugd/df1448_a93c5ad45eb04bc9809485845f32f42...
 
Description SLLS: introduction to epigenetics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at conference introducing a session on social and biological research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://8eb09126-a526-416f-85a3-d4becc810a9a.filesusr.com/ugd/df1448_a93c5ad45eb04bc9809485845f32f42...
 
Description Seminar on methods of collecting data with mobile apps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar in the City-ESS HQ-NatCen survey methodology seminar series about methods of collecting data using mobile apps. Attendands included representatives from fieldwork agencies (Ipsos Mori, Kantar, NatCen), Third Sector (Macmillan Cancer Support, Sport England, Natural England, Internews Europe), government departments and regulators (Ministry of Housing, Home Office, Public Health England, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, National Health Service,
Care Quality Commission), Office for National Statistics, commercial organisations (Breaking Blue, Google, Upshot, M&C Saatchi) and universities (King's College London, University College London, City University of London, University of Southampton).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.natcen.ac.uk/events/past-events/2019/november/using-mobile-apps-for-data-collection-10-th...
 
Description September 2018 'The Politics of Ethnicity and Identity'. Lecture to the Royal College of Defence Studies, 2018/19 Cohort. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to over 100 military personnel and senior civil servants from over 50 different countries, studying for a year at RCDS. Presentation used UKHLS data hence awareness-raising of the study and the reach of research based on UKHLS data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Statistics provided to Financial Times Reporter for an article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I provided some statistics on the proportion of the UK population whose grandparents were not born in the UK using survey data from Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study to a reporter from Financial Times. The article "Lies, damned lies and citizenship tests" was published on 23 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ft.com/content/4ae8af86-d041-11e7-9dbb-291a884dd8c6
 
Description Summer Newsletter for Study participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Newsletter for participants giving them information about how UKHLS is used by researchers and policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TES article: GCSE grades 'drop' after successful Ofsted inspections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in TES on parents role in their children's education following a school Ofsted inspection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tes.com/news/gcse-grades-drop-after-successful-ofsted-inspections
 
Description Talk at the 2019 Annual Symposium of Social Mobility and Labour Market research group Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Alita presented some of the key findings from this project at this research group, which was followed by discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/precarity-inequality-and-social-mobility-a-work-and-inequality-focuse...
 
Description Talk at the ISER 30th anniversary conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Innovations in measuring household finances" at the 30th anniversary conference of the Institute for Social and Economic Research, attended by policy makers, researchers, and representatives from private sector and third sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/isers-innovations-in-examining-inequalities-in-society-tickets-720560...
 
Description The Guardian article: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Guardian article on research from ISER using Understanding Society on how parents engage with their children's education following Ofsted inspections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/19/good-ofsted-reports-are-bad-for-schools-gcse-resul...
 
Description The Times article: Good Ofsted rating can mean parents become complacent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Times on ISER research using Understanding Society to explore parent's engagement with their children's education following Ofsted inspections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/good-ofsted-rating-can-mean-parents-become-complacent-8qpwkppxf
 
Description Tom Crossley - member of ONS admin data methods research advisory board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of the advisory board, drawing on Understanding Society expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tom Crossley - member of the ONS Economic Experts Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of the working group, drawing on Understanding Society expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Train the trainer: a workshop to explore longitudinal data to inform your teaching in quantitative social science subjects (22nd May 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This free one-day workshop will give an overview of longitudinal data available to lecturers who teach and supervise students in quantitative social science subjects. The workshop will provide an overview of longitudinal data and the training resources available for students to examine the value of, and to use, longitudinal social science data. The day also gives an opportunity for instructors and supervisors to discuss their teaching needs with the data providers and colleagues at the workshop.

The day is organised collaboratively by Understanding Society and CLOSER, with Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the UK Data Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/05/22/train-the-trainer-a-workshop-to-explore-lon...
 
Description Two presentations at the BigSurv18 Conference, Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented two papers at the BigSurv18 Conference to disseminate findings from the HH Finance Project and liaise with other researchers working on app data collection as part of a general population survey. Attendees reported increased interest in the subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bigsurv18.org/program2018
 
Description UCL Policy Event on Environment and Wellbeing, 27 June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Examined the relationships between housing, arts & culture, neighbourhood, etc. and wellbeing. Arranged by UCL. A presentation on use of Understanding Society data and examplar research provided delegates with a clearer understanding of application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKDS Webinar on Understanding Society NPD data linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar with the UK Data Service to promote the linked UKHLS-NPD data. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Society Scientific Conference reaching c.200 people - presentations and workshops on research using UKHLS data; training courses for capacity-building; awareness-raising sessions about the Study; consultation sessions with data users; workshop with PIs from other international longitudinal studies. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/scientific-conference-2017
 
Description Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2019 (2nd - 4th July) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An international conference sharing research based on longitudinal household panel studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsocietyconference.co.uk/
 
Description University of Essex CURE talks (28th March and 18th November 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cross University Research Event - A termly event where research expertise is shared across the University in the format of TED style talks based on a theme.

Join us for an hour of 3 minute presentations from our leading researchers across all three faculties, followed by refreshments and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Unresolved Public Policy Challenges, joint report and event with NATCEN and Office for National Statistics, Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Positive feedback from the event about the broader analysis presented, utilising the expertise and data-sets across all three partners. Early stage conversation between the partners about the value of collaborative activity. New format for presenting evidence in the form of a 'slide deck', with clear headlines and charts, particularly valued by busy policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://natcen.ac.uk/our-expertise/unresolved-public-policy-challenges/unresolved-public-policy-chall...
 
Description Using Understanding Society data to examine neighbourhood effects of local growth (Gundi Knies, Min Zhang, Raj Patel, Dec 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS were informed about the Neighbourhood Effects Research Project being led by Gundi Knies and Min Zhang to evaluation government policies aimed at stimulating local growth. Place is one of the five foundations of the Industrial Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Using neighbourhood data in Understanding Society (15th November 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Society facilitates exciting and innovative research about the UK's society, including research into the relevance of neighbourhood and place for individual and societal wellbeing. In this introductory course, participants will gain skills in thinking about exciting research questions around "neighbourhoods" that can be addressed using Understanding Society and will be equipped with the basic tools that are involved in answering them. How much neighbourhood social capital is there in Britain and what are its individual, household and neighbourhood level correlates? How has neighbourhood social cohesion changed over time, and how does this matter? Participants will learn to navigate the Study's extensive online resources to identify relevant study content and undertake some basic types of cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses in Stata.

The course is open to early career and postgraduate researchers from all disciplines and policy fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Using weights and sample design indicators in Understanding Society: Why, when and how? July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Weighting training course in advance of the UKHLS Scientific Conference 2017. Increased understanding of data and data use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Bank of England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 17 May a representative of the he Bank of England visiting the University of Essex at our invitation to discuss our research on measuring household finances, the Understanding Society Data, and possibilities for Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit from Panel Study of Income Dynamics, University of Michigan - Communication and Impact (Raj Patel, January 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Exchange of best practice and ideas for audience engagement, knowledge exchange and impact generation. Presentation requested and circulated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 28 Jan - 1 Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 28 Jan - 1 Feb 2019 - discussions of survey developments and issues, plans for future collaborative working, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Webinar on the new harmonised dataset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a webinar on the new harmonised BHPS-UKHLS dataset
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webinar: A guide to weighting in Understanding Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this webinar Dr Olena Kaminska, Survey Statistician for Understanding Society, provided guidance to users on how to select an appropriate weight for their analysis. The webinar briefly described how the weights are calculated and reflected on the issue of 0 weights. Finally, a short introduction was given on how to create your own tailored adjustments to the UKHLS weights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/1mElM8fSd9E
 
Description Webinar: Ethnicity and Migration Research using Understanding Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This webinar gave an overview of Understanding Society, and its special features that enable research on ethnicity and migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/8Zx_olmf2zY
 
Description Winter newsletter for Study participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Newsletter for participants giving them information about how UKHLS is used by researchers and policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Work and Health Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Policy roundtable on 'The changing world of work: How is it affecting our health?', utilising biomarkers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop for University of Essex Psychology Department Masters students, 29th October 2019 (AN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop for University of Essex Psychology Department Masters students, 29th October 2019 (AN)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop: Longitudinal and administrative data for distributional analyses (28-30 Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The use of administrative and longitudinal data for distributional analysis - sharing research and raising awareness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop: Missing data in longitudinal and linked surveys (7th May 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Longitudinal surveys are crucial resources for analysing and understanding how economic and social behaviour change over time. Because they provide repeated observations of the same observational units over time, they enable researchers to answer a host of questions about how individual heterogeneous units respond to economic and social factors.

However, the longitudinal nature of these studies results in complex patterns of missing data. The interaction of attrition and time-varying nonresponse with the rich features of longitudinal surveys (such as rotating content) and the multipurpose nature of such studies results in a multiplicity of patterns of missingness for researchers analysing the data in different ways or for different purposes.

A frontier in the provision of data for social science and biosocial research is the linkage of survey data with administrative and other external sources of data. This allows administrative data to be leveraged by the addition of information from survey questions on quantities that are not measured in the administrative data, and vice versa. But data linkage results in complete cases only for the intersection of cases that are complete in both the survey and administrative data. Moreover, the linkage processes itself can result in additional missing data, through lack of consent or failure to match. Linking external data to longitudinal surveys, while offering enormous opportunities, further complicates the missing data challenges inherent in such surveys.

Developing new methods to address the challenges caused by these missing data problems is a research area of first-order importance.

This workshop brings together statisticians, econometricians, survey designers, and data users to discuss new results and open questions in this important research area. The workshop will discuss practical experience in collecting and using panel data, advances in statistical and econometric methods to address missing data problems, and applications of these methods to important research questions. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion on the current state of knowledge, open research questions, and promising avenues of research.

Confirmed workshop speakers will include Chris Bollinger (Kentucky), Peter Lynn (Essex), Jamie Moore (Southampton), Megan McMinn (Glasgow), Lars Nesheim (UCL), George Ploubidis (UCL) and Jeff Wooldridge (Michigan State).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/05/07/workshop-missing-data-in-longitudinal-and-l...
 
Description Workshop: Panel Data Econometrics using Understanding Society (1st July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this introductory course, practical applications of panel data econometric methods will be illustrated using data from Understanding Society. There will be a strong emphasis on applied work, illustrating the use of relevant computer software with code provided for Stata. The short course will cover a range of topics in linear panel data models and nonlinear (dynamic) panel models. Familiarity with the basic syntax and structure of Stata is assumed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/07/01/workshop-panel-data-econometrics-using-unde...
 
Description Workshop: Using weights in Understanding Society (1st July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding Society has a very complex survey structure and this needs to be taken into account in any analysis in order to infer results to a population. An easy way to take the structure into account correctly is by using weights alongside strata and clustering adjustments. This course aims to explain what weights take into account in Understanding Society. First, we will describe how weights are created. We will then provide guidance on how to select the best weight for a range of analyses. The course will then expand on how to create a tailored weight for a specific analysis, when this can make a difference and will be worth the effort, and will walk you step by step on creating such weights in a lab session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/events/2019/07/01/workshop-using-weights-in-understanding-soc...
 
Description Young People's Future Health Inquiry (Raj Patel, 2018 ongoing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Young People's Future Health Inquiry is a research and engagement project that aims to build an understanding of the influences affecting the future health of young people aged 12 to 24. It's a mixed methods research project, collecting evidence from young people as well as exploiting secondary data. This is an ongoing project but some early findings have already been produced:
Listening to our future report : Identifying factors that have helped or hindered young people in their transition to adulthood
A place to grow report: The result of engagement with over 600 young people aged 16 to 24 from five distinct areas across the UK
The ultimate outcome of the project is to encourage leaders and practitioners to think more broadly about the holistic support young people need to fulfil their potential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.health.org.uk/what-we-do/a-healthier-uk-population/young-peoples-future-health-inquiry
 
Description festival of genomics: Understanding Society in METADAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to introduce Understanding Society to the genomic/business commnity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.festivalofgenomics.com/page/1415913/about