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.
 
Description Understanding Society is an infrastructure project; 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 traiining and supporting materials as well as one-o0-one user support and undertake projects for cofunding government departments and selected charities (who win an annual competition). 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.
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. . For example, the Welsh Government has a legal requirement to report on child wellbeing as a part of The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, for which it employs Understanding Society. In addition, the Scottish Government uses environmental behaviour measures in Understanding Society in their regular reports as part of the Low Carbon Scotland: A behaviours Framework. Further, DWP uses Understanding Society data on children living with both parents as part of their family stability indicator in the Social Justice Outcomes Framework. The DWP will also use Understanding Society to monitor the progress of their 2017 policy designed to tackle the disadvantaged faces by workless families; two indicators (parental conflict and parental mental health) will use the Study. ONS use Understanding Society data in a wide range of their statutory monitoring reports. Evidence from Understanding Society has also been used in a wide range of Gov policy developments, from evidence to the Taylor review to the Airports Commission report on air capacity to DfE review of special educational needs to PHE work on youth smoking to mention a few. The Understanding Society Policy Unit work directly with Government cofunders to support their use of data in a wide range of ways on an ongoing basis. Understanding Society is also extensively used by the third sector, for example AgeUK produced a wellbeing index which it used to inform its own investments as well as promote issues about older people more generally. The Children's Society use it in their annual report on wellbeing. Understanding Society data is used in the Homelessness Monitor, a longitudinal study of homelessness across the UK (with separate reports for each devolved administration), funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Findings from the Homelessness Monitor England 2016, including findings on hidden homelessness from Understanding Society specifically, were included in a House of Commons Library (2016) briefing paper on the Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17. This Bill received Royal Assent and is now the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Data from the study is also used by academics to evaluate government policies in ways that may lead to their reassessment. Recent evaluations included benefits for those out of work due to illness, national minimum wage, introduction of plastic bag charges, and neighbourhood renewal. Methodological research from the study informs the design of a wide range of other surveys, including those by government. For example, we recently advised ONS on their plans going forward. 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 previous awards for more details.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 1-9, 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: 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
 
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 Unknown 
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 International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse 
Organisation Government of the United States of America
Department U.S. Census Bureau
Country Unknown 
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 Unknown 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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