International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health: Transition Funding

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Epidemiology and Public Health

Abstract

For the last decade the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) has worked to unite approaches from the social and biological sciences. ICLS's work necessitates a multidisciplinary approach- our team includes researchers with expertise in epidemiology, sociology, biology, statistics, psychology, clinical sciences and demography. Our work looks at how the social circumstances in which people live translate into poor health and unfavourable social outcomes across all stages of the lifecourse - 'how life gets under the skin'. ICLS's work aims to improve understanding about the stepping stones from childhood towards a healthy and productive working life and the maintenance of health and wellbeing in the later years.

During the transition phase the core aims of the Centre are:
- to deliver our scientific programme in 4 areas: child and adolescent health and wellbeing; work and retirement; the social-biological interface; and translational research
- to maximise the impact of the Centre's programme of research
- to build capacity in the quantitative analysis of longitudinal data, and in the communication of findings
Emphasis is given to maximising the impact of our research, past and future, and to fostering impact readiness amongst ICLS researchers.

ICLS has three key strategic priorities;
- to build capacity in the analysis of quantitative longitudinal datasets;
- to bridge the social and biological sciences;
- to extend our international reach.

The UK is renowned for its wealth of studies that collect information on large numbers of people from birth and throughout their lives. However, there continues to be a shortage of scientists with the requisite skills to analyse these complex data. A priority for ICLS continues to be building capacity in this area. We know that the contexts in which people live gets under the skin, but little is known about how this happens - how do social circumstances get into the cells and molecules to cause disease and early death? Our approach helps to develop ideas on how best to combine information collected in longitudinal studies, on social circumstances, psychological characteristics and biological profiles in ways that are theoretically plausible from both social and biological perspectives.

The scientific programme proposed during the transition phase builds on previous ICLS work and is organized around four streams of research.
- Child and adolescent health and wellbeing - here the focus is on the pathways to good health and educational achievements from birth through to adolescence
- Work and retirement - where the health consequences of changing roles of men and women in relation to paid and unpaid work are examined, as are the health consequences of working in 'poor quality' jobs
- The social-biological interface - informing the debate on the utility of using biodata to address questions of interest to the social sciences e.g. does using genetic information add to our understanding of causal relationships?
- Translational elements of ICLS's research - exploring how ICLS's work could be incorporated into interventions and trials.

ICLS's impact activities will build on and extend the successful work undertaken to date which has focused on: i) identifying potential beneficiaries; ii) sharing our research plans and our findings using a range of on and offline platforms; and iii) building relationships and working with groups and individuals to maximise the potential of our work to have impact. In the transition phase, we expect earlier, current and new work to impact even more directly on policy and practice. We expect our policy evidence on good quality jobs to have both economic and societal impact, creating a healthier and more resilient workforce and reducing social inequalities.

Planned Impact

Our impact activities will build on and extend the successful work undertaken to date which has focused on: i) identifying potential beneficiaries; ii) sharing our research plans and our findings using a range of on and offline platforms; and iii) building relationships and working with groups and individuals to co-produce knowledge and maximise the potential of our work to have impact. In the transition phase, we anticipate that the work done to date and the work we plan to do will have even more of a direct influence on policy and practice. We expect our research to have economic impact using our evidence for policy around good quality jobs; and to have societal impact as evidence from our work is used to reduce social inequalities and to help individuals be healthier and more resilient. Impact will be achieved via numerous channels.
Our findings will reach audiences through published journal articles, invited talks and keynote addresses, blogs and social media. Our well-established blogs, Child of our Time and WorkLife and their associated Twitter accounts, will continue to be used as vehicles to share our research findings. We plan to create an online resource (animated slideshow or short film) to explain our unique brand of science and how our physical/biological lives intertwine and interact with our social circumstances.
Much of the research we have undertaken and plan to develop further is highly policy relevant. This provides numerous opportunities to engage with and influence policy makers and the policies they propose and implement. We will build on our excellent track record of contributing to policy through the membership of a range of working groups and committees and delivery of invited talks to Government Departments. We will contribute to calls from Select Committees and for POST briefings. ICLS researchers will engage proactively in relationships and activities that will increase the impact of the Centre's work in policy circles.
Our deliberate approach of creating accessible blogs has paid dividends, helping us engage directly via social media with groups and individuals who can benefit from the work. We have a considerable following on our child health and development blog, Child of our Time, and our WorkLife blog is also expanding its reach.
We will continue working directly with third sector organisations in advisory capacities and will seek to further develop co-productive collaborations. During the transition phase, the work undertaken with groups such as Mentor UK, National Literacy Trust, and the Trade Union Congress will be developed and published, providing excellent opportunities to disseminate findings and engage further with other potential beneficiaries e.g. other groups working with young people around alcohol and drugs, Departments of Health and Education, libraries, the Children's Commissioner, and employees and the self-employed with new types of employment contracts and relations.
Through continued proactive engagement with the media (on and offline) and the setting of our research to meet current policy/practice concerns, we will continue to make a positive contribution to many important topical societal debates. These include: childhood obesity; young people and alcohol; the importance of reading in helping children do better in life; poor quality work; and how we better understand poor mental health across the lifecourse, its causes and consequences. Through targeted media activities such as with health and education correspondents, the Big Issue's #WhyBooksMatter campaign and the Guardian's Inequality Project, we will identify journalists interested in using and sharing research evidence and findings to illustrate their writing/broadcasting, thereby generating quality media coverage of our research that will educate and inform the non-academic audiences we are seeking to engage and influence.

Publications

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Description A major scientific contribution from ICLS in the last year includes research findings on social media use in young people, using data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study of over 100000 14 year olds, we found that:
- heavy social media use was linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms particularly among girls
- poor sleep (quantity and quality), experiences of cyberbullying, poor body image and low self-esteem were linked to heavy social media use, and in turn were linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms in both girls and boys
- hours spent using social media is associated with literacy scores - heavier use is linked to lower scores
Using data from the Understanding Society survey of 10-15 year olds:
- That heavier social media use early on in adolescence is associated with poorer well-being later in adolescence, particularly among girls
Exploitation Route The work of ICLS, past and future, will continue to inform policy and practice developments going forward. Key areas of ongoing work include socioeconomic inequalities in obesity, sexual activities in young people, disability and employment.

For details of selected recent impact and engagement work see section on narrative impact for how our findings on social media use, bus passes and the physical punishment of children have been used by non-academic stakeholders.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/iehc/research/epidemiology-public-health/research/international-centre-for-lifecourse-studies
 
Description As outlined in the transition funding bid, ICLS research (past and current), is impacting more directly than ever beyond academia. This is taking place specifically in the areas of policy and practice, where findings are being used to increase the effectiveness of public services and policy and to enhance people's quality of life and health. Below are three examples of how and where ICLS research is having an impact. Protecting children and young people from the dangers of social media ICLS work looking at the impacts of screen time and social media use on wellbeing and depression in children and young people has been particularly impactful, feeding into two Parliamentary inquiries. A subsequent forthcoming report from the All Party Parliamentary Group report features both findings and recommendations from the research, specifically on the importance of robust longitudinal research in identifying those most at risk, on the need to look closely at both the content and context of social media use and for better data on reasons for stopping/changing patterns of use. Recommendations from the inquiry based on ICLS evidence include a call on the Government to prioritise the funding of further longitudinal research as a matter of urgency and to update legislation that would oblige social media companies to make data available to researchers. Referring directly to evidence from Professor Yvonne Kelly, the report recommends that PSHE education specifically on the benefits and harms of social media rather than broader screen time is made mandatory for primary and secondary school children in the next parliamentary session in order to support digital resilience. Recommendations from the research on introducing time limits on websites and applications where users can create and share content have also been taken on board with the APPG proposing a 2 hours per day limit for those aged 24 and younger. The research has also been used to brief the UK's Chief Medical Officers and 40 invited representatives from third sector groups and the education and health sectors. Findings, specifically those linking longer periods of social media use with depression and outlining the most influential pathways between the two, are featured in the subsequent commentary from the Chief Medical Officer for England (CMO). Recommendations from the research on the importance of enough, good quality sleep also feature in the CMO's guidance for parents and carers. The research has been a major feature in public health (#ScrollFreeSeptember, Royal Society for Public Health) and media campaigns (Duty of Care, The Telegraph) aimed at raising public awareness around the pitfalls associated with heavy social media use, encourage people to reflect on their social media use and to lobby for changes to legislation. Securing the future of the free bus pass ICLS research on the health benefits to older people of concessionary travel featured in an evaluation of the impacts of the free bus pass which led to its future being secured. The evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Transport following suggestions that the bus pass should be scrapped to save money. In 2018, the evaluation led to an announcement from the Government that disabled and older people in England would continue to benefit from free bus travel for the foreseeable future. Legislation behind the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme was also amended so that it no longer needs to be reviewed every five years. Putting a stop to the physical punishment of children An evidence review on the damage that the physical punishment of children does to their physical and mental wellbeing was used as the basis of the proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland in September 2018. The review was commissioned by three charities in Scotland and produced by UCL researchers including ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly. The review was used to formulate the Bill which seeks to end physical punishment of children by parents and carers and which would remove the defence of "reasonable chastisement" which can be used to justify using physical force on a child. The Bill is currently being scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group on social media and young people's health and wellbeing - citation in forthcoming report and includes findings and recommendations from research on the links between social media use and depression in children and young people.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Citaiton: Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. Text book. Kelly, Y., A. Britton, N. Cable, A. Sacker and R. G. Watt (2016). "Drunkenness and heavy drinking among 11 year olds - Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study." Preventive Medicine 90: 139-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.010
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=z-1w8VzMJsYC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v...
 
Description Citation: 'Advancing universal health coverage through knowledge translation for healthy ageing'. Cable N. Life course approach in social epidemiology: an overview, application and future implications. J Epidemiol. 2014; 24(5):347-52. Cable N, Chandola T, Aida J, Sekine M, Netuveli G. Can sleep disturbance influence changes in mental health status? Longitudinal research evidence from ageing studies in England and Japan. Sleep Medicine. 2017; 30:216-21.Cable N et al. Identifying frail-related biomarkers among community-dwelling older adults in Japan: a research example from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study. Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:5362948. doi:10.1155/2018/5362948. eCollection 2018.. Aida J, Cable N, Zaninotto P, Tsuboya T, Tsakos G, Matsuyama Y et al. Social and behavioural determinants of the difference in survival among older adults in Japan and England. Gerontology. 2018; 64:266-77. doi:10.1159/000485797.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/279010/9789241514569-eng.pdf
 
Description Citation: 'Big brother: Does having older male siblings make us maore or less able to cope with stress?'. Doscover Society blog. Sex of older siblings and stress resilience, by Scott Montgomery, Cecilia Bergh, Ruzan Udumyan, Mats Eriksson, Katja Fall and Ayako Hiyoshi is published in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2018 Volume 9 Issue 4 Pp 447-455 ISSN 1757-9597 447.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://discoversociety.org/2019/01/02/big-brother-does-having-older-male-siblings-make-us-more-or-l...
 
Description Citation: 'Evaluation of Concessionary Bus Travel. The impacts of the free bus pass'. Department for Transport. 15. Webb, E., Gopalakrishnan, N., & Millett, C. (2011). Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity among older people in England. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health , 6 (2), 166-180.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/6690...
 
Description Citation: 'Open consultation Enforcement of employment rights recommendations'. Re-employment, job quality, health and allostatic load biomarkers: Prospective evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Chandola T, Zhang N. International Journal of Epidemiology. Press Release around 10th Aug by IJE
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/enforcement-of-employment-rights-recommendations?utm_sou...
 
Description Citation: Action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course. Evidence Review by RACP.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjtm4vB-avgAhUGMewKHbjqC8E...
 
Description Citation: Article - 'Irregular bedtimes could be damaging children's health and development. Here's how'. World Economic Forum
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Citation: Being a carer: A sizable problem physically and mentally. Informal caregiving and markers of adiposity in the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Rebecca E. Lacey , Anne McMunn, Elizabeth Webb. Published: July 19, 2018https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200777
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://discoversociety.org/2018/11/06/being-a-carer-a-sizeable-problem-physically-and-mentally/
 
Description Citation: Bristol Women's Health 2017. Joint strategic needs assessment chapter by Bristol City Council. Kelly,Y., Zilanawala, A., Sacker, A., Hiatt,R., Viner, R., (2016) Early puberty in 11-year-old girls: Millennium Cohort Study findings. Archives Disease in Childhood. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-310475
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/1655362/JSNA+Chapter+Women%27s+Health+%28V14%29/9024901c-...
 
Guideline Title Clinical practice guideline alcohol consumption in pregnancy
Description Citation: Clinical practice guideline alcohol consumption in pregnancy. Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Health Service Executive. Kelly, Y., M. Iacovou, M. A. Quigley, R. Gray, D. Wolke, J. Kelly and A. Sacker (2013). "Light drinking versus abstinence in pregnancy - behavioural and cognitive outcomes in 7-year-old children: a longitudinal cohort study." BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 120(11): 1340-1347.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=30&ved=2ahUKEwi60d_6qNjcAhUEb1AKHbFbBA...
 
Description Citation: Community Rail & Social Inclusion. An exploration of community rail's contribution to social inclusion and how this can be developed. Report by ACRP. Flint E, Cummins S, Sacker A. Associations between active commuting, body fat, and body mass index: population based, cross sectional study in the United Kingdom. BMJ (Clinical research ed.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://communityrail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ACoRP-CRSI2018.pdf
 
Description Citation: Designing healthy living. The chief public health officer's report on the state of public health in Canada 2017. Report by Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. Webb, E., Laverty, A., Mindell, J., and Millett, C.  (2016). Free Bus Travel and Physical Activity, Gait Speed, and Adiposity in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. American Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302907
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/publications/chief-public-health-offi...
 
Description Citation: Equal Treatment Bench Book. Guidance by Judicial college. Chandola T, Zhang N (2017). Re-employment, job quality, health and allostatic load biomarkers: prospective evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study International. Journal of Epidemiology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/equal-treatment-bench-book-february2018-v5-0...
 
Description Citation: Feeding in the first year of life. Report by Scientific advisory committee on Nutrition. Quigley, M. A., Kelly, Y. J. & Sacker, A. Infant feeding, solid foods and hospitalisation in the first 8 months after birth. Arch. Dis. Child. 94, 148-150 (2009).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7255...
 
Description Citation: Feeling the squeeze The local impact of cuts to public health budgets in England. Research briefing by British Medical Association. Buchan I Kontopantelis E, Sperrin M, Chandola T, Doran T (2017). North-South disparities in English mortality1965-2015: longitudinal population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.bma.org.uk/-/media/files/pdfs/collective%20voice/policy%20research/public%20and%20popula...
 
Description Citation: Fertility, Health and Lone Parenting: European Contexts. Kelly,Y., Zilanawala, A., Sacker, A., Hiatt,R., Viner, R., (2016) Early puberty in 11-year-old girls: Millennium Cohort Study findings. Archives Disease in Childhood. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-310475.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=k3o4DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT13&lpg=PT13&dq=Kelly+Early+puberty+in+11-year-...
 
Description Citation: Goal 11: Building inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities for all ages, including older persons. Position paper by Stakeholder Group on Ageing. Webb, E., Netuveli, G., & Millett, C. (2011) Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity amongst older people in England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2012; 66:176-180
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/18825StakeholderGroup_on_Ageing_Sectoral_Pap...
 
Description Citation: Heal Briefing: Healthy buildings, healthier people. Briefing by Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). Webb, E., Blane, D. & De Vries, R. (2012) Housing and respiratory health at older ages. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-201458.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=25&ved=2ahUKEwj_4PvLo9jcAhVJJVAKHYjsCG...
 
Description Citation: Health Psychology: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection. Text book. Hughes, A., McMunn, A., Bartley, M., Kumari, M. (2015) Elevated inflammatory biomarkers during unemployment: modification by age and country in the UK. J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204404
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=s35ZDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT1057&lpg=PT1057&dq=Hughes+Elevated+inflammator...
 
Description Citation: Health system funding: where would you put the money? Blog article by Uk Public Health Network. Buchan I Kontopantelis E, Sperrin M, Chandola T, Doran T (2017). North-South disparities in English mortality1965-2015: longitudinal population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.ukpublichealthnetwork.org.uk/blog/?blogpost=31
 
Description Citation: Healthy weight needs assessment. Joint strategic needs assessment. Goisis, A., Sacker, A., Kelly, Y.,(2015) Why are poorer children at higher risk of obesity and overweight? A UK cohort study. The European Journal of Public Health DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv219 ckv219
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/30598213/healthy-weight-needs-assessment-nov-2017.pdf
 
Description Citation: Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning: A Framework. Flint E, Webb E, Cummins S. (2016). Change in commute mode and BMI: longitudinal, prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Lancet Public Health, pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(16)30006-8
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iAFkDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA602&lpg=PA602&dq=Flint+Change+in+commute+mode+...
 
Description Citation: Is Breast the Best? An Overview of Breastfeeding. Blog article by Bearded Psycology. Quigley, M. A., C. Hockley, C. Carson, Y. Kelly, M. J. Renfrew and A. Sacker (2012). "Breastfeeding is Associated with Improved Child Cognitive Development: A Population-Based Cohort Study." The Journal of Pediatrics 160(1): 25-32.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.beardedpsychology.com/single-post/2018/04/12/Is-Breast-the-Best-An-Overview-of-Breastfee...
 
Description Citation: Legislative Proposal To Remove The Defence Of Reasonable Punishment. Welsh Government. Consultation Document. Heilmann, A., Kelly, Y., & Watt, R. C. (2015) "Equally Protected? A review of the evidence on the physical punishment of children" [online]. Available from: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/research-reports/equally -protected.pdf [Accessed: 16 October 2017]
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://beta.gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-02/180109-legislation-consultation-en....
 
Description Citation: Let's Get Political: Breastfeeding and the Law. Blog article by Women's Health Today. Sacker, A., Y. Kelly, M. Iacovou, N. Cable and M. Bartley (2013). "Breast feeding and intergenerational social mobility: what are the mechanisms?" Archives of Disease in Childhood 98(9): 666-671.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://womenshealthtoday.blog/2017/06/27/lets-get-political-breastfeeding-and-the-law/
 
Description Citation: Listening to our future. Early findings from the Young people's future health inquiry. Report by The Health Foundation. Chandola T, Zhang N (2017). Re-employment, job quality, health and allostatic load biomarkers: prospective evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study International. Journal of Epidemiology
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://health.org.uk/sites/health/files/Listening%20to%20our%20future.pdf
 
Description Citation: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice. Text book. Bergh C.,Udumyan R., Fall K., Almroth H., Montgomery S. (2015) Stress resilience and physical fitness in adolescence and risk of coronary heart disease in middle age. Heart doi 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306703
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=oVZgDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v...
 
Description Citation: National Literacy Trust research report. Mental wellbeing, reading and writing - How children and young people's mental wellbeing is related to their reading and writing experiences. September 2018.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwj306Cm7angAhVHzKQKHYGBCUk...
 
Description Citation: Negotiating Ageing: Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life. Text book. Wahrendorf M., Blane D., Matthews K., Siegrist J. Linking Quality of Work in Midlife to Volunteering During Retirement: a European Study. Journal of population ageing. DOI:10.1007/s12062-015-9129-8
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=g7A-DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT102&lpg=PT102&dq=Wahrendorf+Linking+Quality+of...
 
Description Citation: Newcastle obesity prevention health needs assessment. Goisis, A., Sacker, A., Kelly, Y.,(2015) Why are poorer children at higher risk of obesity and overweight? A UK cohort study. The European Journal of Public Health DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv219 ckv219
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://letstalknewcastle.co.uk/files/2018_05_Newcastle_Obesity_Review.pdf
 
Description Citation: Off the scales. Tackling england's childhood obesity crisis. Report by the Centre for social justice. Kelly Y, Patalay P, Montgomery S, Sacker A. (2016). BMI Development and Early Adolescent Psychosocial Well-Being: UK Millennium Cohort Study. PEDIATRICS, pp. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-0967
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/core/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CSJ-Off-The-Scales-Obesity...
 
Description Citation: Parental Alcohol Misuse and Children. Briefing- Palimentary offcie of science and technology. Kelly, Y., A. Goisis, A. Sacker, N. Cable, R. G. Watt and A. Britton (2016). "What influences 11-year-olds to drink? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study." BMC Public Health accepted. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2847-x
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0570#fullreport
 
Description Citation: Parental Alcohol Misuse and Children. Post note briefing by Parlimentary office of science and technology. Kelly, Y., Sacker, A., Gray, R., Wolke, D., Kelly, J., & Quigley, M.A. (2009) Light drinking during pregnancy: still no risk for socio-emotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at 5 years of age? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(Sup 2), 34.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0570/POST-PN-0570.pdf
 
Description Citation: Policy Position: Best Start in Life. Policy statement by Association of Directors of Public Health. Siegler, V., Al-Hamad, A., & Blane, D. (2011) Social inequalities in fatal childhood accidents and assaults: England and Wales, 2001-03. Health Statistics Quarterly, 48, 3-32.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.adph.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ADPH-Position-Statement-Best-Start-in-Life-1-1.pdf
 
Description Citation: Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions A Report for the Truth Commission on Poverty in Western New York. Policy report by Truth Commission. Chandola T, Zhang N (2017). Re-employment, job quality, health and allostatic load biomarkers: prospective evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study International. Journal of Epidemiology
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://ppgbuffalo.org/files/documents/poverty_low_wage_work_income_inequality/truth_commission_repo...
 
Description Citation: Priorities for the Plan. The long-term NHS plan and beyond: Views from leaders in charities and voice organisations. Priorities document by National Voices. Buchan I Kontopantelis E, Sperrin M, Chandola T, Doran T (2017). North-South disparities in English mortality1965-2015: longitudinal population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://richmondgroupofcharities.org.uk/sites/default/files/priorities_for_the_plan.pdf
 
Description Citation: Reducing the cost of health care. Current innovations and future possibilities. Report by Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute. Kelly-Irving M, Lepage B, Dedieu D, Bartley M, Blane D, Grosclaude P, Lang T, Delpierre C (2013). Adverse childhood experiences and premature all-cause mortality. European journal of epidemiology
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.tmc.edu/health-policy/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/02/Reducing_The_Cost_Of_Health_Care...
 
Description Citation: Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years. Analysis by Public Health England. Siegler, V., Al-Hamad, A., & Blane, D. (2011) Social inequalities in fatal childhood accidents and assaults: England and Wales, 2001-03. Health Statistics Quarterly, 48, 3-32.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/6966...
 
Description Citation: Science and Technology Committee. Oral evidence: Impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health, HC 822.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Citation: The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Wellbeing. Book - Social science. De Vries, R., Gosling, S., & Potter, J. (2011) Income inequality and personality: are less equal U.S. states less agreeable? Social Science & Medicine, 72(12), 1978-1985.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iBNCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT362&lpg=PT362&dq=De+Vries+Income+inequality+an...
 
Description Citation: The Intricate Relationship between Chronic Undernutrition, Impaired Linear Growth and Delayed Puberty: Is 'catch-up' growth possible during adolescence? Office of Research - Innocenti Working Paper. Zhang N., Bécares L., Chandola T., (2015) Does the timing of parental migration matter for child growth? A life course study on left-behind children in rural China. BMC Public Health 15:1 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2296-y
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/WP%202018%20-%2012.pdf
 
Description Citation: The Prince Trust Ebay: Youth Index 2019. Commentary by Yvonne Kelly.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/document_youthindex_2019.pdf
 
Description Citation: The long term NHS plan and beyond: views from leaders in charities and voice organisations. Blog article by Collaborating for health. Buchan I Kontopantelis E, Sperrin M, Chandola T, Doran T (2017). North-South disparities in English mortality1965-2015: longitudinal population study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.c3health.org/blog/long-term-nhs-plan/
 
Description Citation: Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean. Report by the World Bank. Flint, E., Shelton, N., Bartley, M., & Sacker, A. (2013) Do local unemployment rates modify the effect of individual labour market status on psychological distress? Health and Place, doi:10.1016/healthplace.2013.04.004
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=30&ved=2ahUKEwiY7tG-ptjcAhXPLFAKHRqkBo...
 
Description Citations: 'Written evidence submitted by ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) (SMH0128)'. Written evidence. Parlimentary inquiry. Booker, C., A. Sacker and Y. kelly (2018). Gender differences in the associations between age trends of social media interaction and well-being among 10-15 year olds in the UK. BMC Public Health accepted
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Citiation: 'Promoting healthy ageing and universal health coverage through research Key driving factors of knowledge translation based on the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES)'.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwjk6vCfvLvgAhXZShUIHZ8hC9U...
 
Description Results from an evaluation of the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Families Parenting programme - Race Equality Foundation by Yvonne Kelly - video
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLSo6IJg1N0&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Submitted written evidence to Department of Transport Active Travel Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/transport-committee...
 
Description The Mental Toll of Being Connected - What kind of impact is social media having on adolescent health? Booker, C. L., Kelly, Y. J., & Sacker, A. (2018). Gender differences in the associations between age trends of social media interaction and well-being among 10-15 year olds in the UK. BMC Public Health 18: 321.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.population-europe.eu/policy-brief/mental-toll-being-connected
 
Description UK CMO commentary on screen time and social media map of reviews
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-cmo-commentary-on-screen-time-and-social-media-map-of-...
 
Description Written evidence submitted to the Evidence based early-years intervention inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technol...
 
Description Early life adversity and life course health: an investigation of adversity clustering and associations with health
Amount £236,067 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P010229/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Parental Nonstandard Work Schedules in the UK: Implications for Children's and Parents' Health
Amount £241,460 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R003114/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2021
 
Description 'This week in The BMJ' - 'Parents should decide when children's screen time is too high, says first UK guidance'. Newsletter for the 11 January 2019. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The health impacts of screen time: a guide for clinicians and parents. 2019 
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 'This week in The BMJ' - 'Parents should decide when children's screen time is too high, says first UK guidance'. Newsletter for the 11 January 2019. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The health impacts of screen time: a guide for clinicians and parents. 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A Life's Work podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Afshin Zilanawala launches podcast exploring the latest evidence around shift work and how it affects family life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL http://a-lifes-work.org
 
Description APPG Social media and young people's mental health and 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 Yvonne Kelly invited to comment on the RSPH report from the APPG inquiry into social media and young people's mental health and wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.rsph.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/status-of-mind/appg/inquiry.html
 
Description Amanda Sacker - Chicken or egg? Social exclusion and health in older age. Scottish Government Evidence into Policy: Understanding Society Seminar 6th November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Amanda SAcker presented 'Chicken or egg? Social exclusion and health in older age' at the Scottish Government Evidence into Policy: Understanding Society Seminar, 6th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BEIS meeting 5th June 2018: David Blane meeting with civil servants from three government departments (Health; Work & Pensions; Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) to discuss possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension age. 
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 meeting 5th June 2018: David Blane meeting with civil servants from three government departments (Health; Work & Pensions; Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) to discuss possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension age.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Child of our time blog - 'Taking time out to scroll free'. #ScrollFreeSeptember campaign 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. Child of our time blog 'Taking time out to scroll free'. #ScrollFreeSeptember campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://childofourtimeblog.org.uk/2018/07/taking-time-out-to-scroll-free/
 
Description Child of our time blog - 'Teenage depression: The potential pitfalls of too much social media use'. Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Yvonne Kelly, Afshin Zilanawala, Cara Booker, Amanda Sacker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. Child of our time blog - 'Teenage depression: The potential pitfalls of too much social media use'. Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Yvonne Kelly, Afshin Zilanawala, Cara Booker, Amanda Sacker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://childofourtimeblog.org.uk/2019/01/teenage-depression-the-potential-pitfalls-of-too-much-socia...
 
Description Child of our time blog - 'Wheezing: Can breastfeeding for longer make a difference?'. Breastfeeding and Childhood Wheeze: Age-Specific Analyses and Longitudinal Wheezing Phenotypes as Complementary Approaches to the Analysis of Cohort Data Maria A Quigley Claire Carson Yvonne Kelly 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. Child of our time blog - 'Wheezing: Can breastfeeding for longer make a difference?'. Breastfeeding and Childhood Wheeze: Age-Specific Analyses and Longitudinal Wheezing Phenotypes as Complementary Approaches to the Analysis of Cohort Data Maria A Quigley Claire Carson Yvonne Kelly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description David Blane - Lecture: 'UCL MSc module Social Epidemiology: dimensions of inequality'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact David Blane invited lecture: Socio-economic inequalities in a life course perspective - cumulative disadvantage & its intergenerational transmission, 16th October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - Life Course Epidemiology. Lecture at the SLLS Summer School in Longitudinal & Life Course Research, University of Milano-Bocconi, 10th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Summer School, Milan. I delivered a lecture to around 25 doctoral students & post-doctoral fellows from 15 European & Asian countries. The lecture covered social and biological models of the life course; epidemiological models of the life course; and the principles of social-biological transitions. This summer school was the 11th in an annual series designed to improve the inter-disciplinarity of life course research by bringing together its sociological, demographic and epidemiological practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - EXTEND End of Award Conference, 3rd December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact EXTEND End of Award Conference, 3rd December 2018; David Blane spoke from floor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Wave 8 Report launch, 18th October 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ELSA launch, London. From the floor of the meeting, I spoke about the possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension Age. As a result, I established contact with an early career metabolomics researcher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - Faculty member of SLLS post-conference workshop. Inequalities in ageing: an example of the social to biological transition - taking a life course approach using social and biological data. University of Milano-Bicocca, 12th July 2018 
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 SLLS post-conference workshop, Milan. I acted as a seminar tutor to 10 early & mid-career researchers who either were using or intended to use combined social & biological data in secondary analysis. We used vignettes to illustrate how a person's social context interacts with their biological life course to influence their measured physical functioning & biomarker levels. This workshop was the fourth in an annual series which has been developed & delivered by SLLS Inter-disciplinary Health Research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description David Blane - LIVES Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives. Swiss National Science Foundation, The National Centres of Competence in Research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact NIESR meeting, London. From the floor of the meeting, I spoke about the possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension Age. This built links between my work and the Horizon 2020-funded EXTEND project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - LIVES Sabbatical 1st-5th October 2018, presentation and other activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact LIVES mini-sabbatical, Geneva & Lausanne. I lectured to around 30 senior & mid-career researchers from the Swiss nationally funded programme on resilience, addressing the topics of measuring health, conceptual clarity & measurement precision. This initiative was part of the long-standing ICLS-LIVES collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - Meeting with academic lead of Faculty for Public Health, 5th December 2018 
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 FPH discussion, London. Sought advice from a senior member of the Faculty of Public Health about how best I could pursue through the Faculty's Special Interest Groups my concerns about the possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension Age. As a result I have made contact with a joint Working Party on Work & Health which links the Faculty of Public Health and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - Meeting with civil servants from Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for Work & Pensions and Department of Health on possible unintended consequences of raising the state pension age and how to mitigate these. BEIS, 5th June 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-DWP-DH meeting, London. I explained to civil servants from the three most relevant government departments my concerns about several possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension Age and my suggestions about how to mitigate these. The civil servants listened with interest, asked thoughtful questions and seemed to accept the points I was making (I suspect they judged the issues as too long-term to require immediate action).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description David Blane - presentation: Gender Inequalities in extending working lives. Event at the National Institute of Economic & Social Research, 26th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UCL lecture, London. The lecture covered social and biological models of the life course; epidemiological models of the life course; and the principles of social-biological transitions. It was an honorary contribution to UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Horizon 2020 project LIFEPATH, International Advisory Board meeting, Porto 17th May 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LIFEPATH meeting, Porto. As one of the three members of the project's international advisory committee, I discussed with the eight work package principal investigators (1) the potential of metabolomics (2) the need to obtain follow-up funding (3) the benefits of precise measurement of social phenomena. My contribution was part of a long-term endeavour to educate epidemiologists in the benefits of working as equals with biologists and sociologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Longevity Centre academic mentoring scheme: DB quarterly meeting with his ILC mentee (Brian Beach), 16th October 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ILC academic mentoring, London. The most recent quarterly meeting where I discuss the academic implications of the work of an International Longevity Centre researcher. Part of building ICLS' collaboration with ILC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Longevity Centre-UK meeting on Industry and Ageing, London 9th May 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact ILC meeting, London. From the floor of the meeting, I spoke about the possible unintended consequences of raising the State Pension Age. As a result the main speaker, from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), organised a meeting with civil servants from BEIS, DWP & DH at which I described in detail my concerns.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with BBC World Service World Business report programme regarding 'Long work hours, weekend working and depressive symptoms in men and women: findings from a UK population-based study' published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172w47xrmb7kwc
 
Description Lecture: Life Course Epidemiology University of Milano-Boconni, 10th July 2018. Event: Summer School in Longitudinal and Life Course Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact David Blane gave a lecture: Life Course Epidemiology University of Milano-Boconni, 10th July 2018. Event: Summer School in Longitudinal and Life Course Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental wellbeing, reading and writing: How children and young people's mental wellbeing is related to their reading and writing experiences - Yvonne Kelly analysis of MCS on behalf of National Literacy Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Yvonne Kelly undertook analysis of the MCS on behalf of the National Literacy Trust for their report looking at mental healthy, reading and writing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/mental-wellbeing-reading-and-writing...
 
Description Noriko Cable - Presentation: 'MCRs: Squeezed and push aside'. Conference: ALPSP annual conference, Old Windsor 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Noriko Cable presented 'MCRs: Squeezed and push aside' at the ALPSP annual conference, Old Windsor 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation: Ageing and Mental Health: Pictures of being old in the UK and Japan. Daiwa Foundation 31 May 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ageing and Mental Health: Pictures of being old in the UK and Japan. Daiwa Foundation 31 May 2018. http://dajf.org.uk/event/ageing-and-mental-health-pictures-of-being-old-in-the-uk-and-japan. Impact: Inqury for my slide and consultation for resources about loneliness and social isolation in Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rebecca Lacey - Project non-academic advisory meeting, 11th September with representatives from DHSC, Barnardo's and AYPH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Project non-academic advisory meeting, 11th September with representatives from DHSC, Barnardo's and AYPH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Round Table event hosted by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) re commentary on screen time, social media and young people 
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 Yvonne Kelly invited by CMO Sally Davies to present research on heavy social media use and depression in young people to all UK CMOs and invited audience ahead of the publication of her commentary on screen time and social media map of reviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-cmo-commentary-on-screen-time-and-social-media-map-of-...
 
Description Snehal Pereira - Presented at ICLS centre day in October 2018 , titled 'How will the obesity epidemic influence healthy ageing?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Snehal Pereira - Presented at ICLS centre day in October 2018 , titled 'How will the obesity epidemic influence healthy ageing?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Snehal Pereira - Presented at International Society for Physical Activity and Health conference (title of talk: Change and stability in health and social factors in mid-adulthood and corresponding changes in leisure-time physical inactivity in a prospective cohort) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Snehal Pereira - Presented at International Society for Physical Activity and Health conference (title of talk: Change and stability in health and social factors in mid-adulthood and corresponding changes in leisure-time physical inactivity in a prospective cohort)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Snehal Pereira - Presented to researchers and policy makers at Public Health Research consortium meeting in Oct 2018. (title of talk: Adiposity and physical (in)activity across the life-course and subsequent adult physical functioning) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Snehal Pereira - Presented to researchers and policy makers at Public Health Research consortium meeting in Oct 2018. (title of talk: Adiposity and physical (in)activity across the life-course and subsequent adult physical functioning)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Snehal Pereira - Presenting at Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Advancing Theory, Policy and Practice International Conference (title of talk: Understanding associations of early-life adversities with inflammatory profiles in mid-life: evidence from two cohorts in the UK and USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Snehal Pereira - Presenting at Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Advancing Theory, Policy and Practice International Conference (title of talk: Understanding associations of early-life adversities with inflammatory profiles in mid-life: evidence from two cohorts in the UK and USA)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Submission of evidence to UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) briefing on informal caregiving. Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact DWP/Manchester University Workshop: Areas of Research Interest. Tarani Chandola was the organiser of the event. 6th June, University of Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tarani Chandola - Panel member for discussion on Skiddle Mental Health Survey (stress among the performing arts), October 2019 in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tarani Chandola was a panel member for discussion on Skiddle Mental Health Survey (stress among the performing arts), October 2019 in Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tarani Chandola - Workshop with 15 DWP analysts around their areas of research interest at Manchester (6 June) 
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 Tarani Chandola organised a workshop with 15 DWP analysts around their areas of research interest at Manchester (6 June). Lots of interest around co-produced research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Women working long hours at risk of depression - media coverage resulting from press release activity 
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 Media coverage of research by Gillian Weston and colleagues
Women working long hours at risk of depression
A team of researchers led by Gill Weston (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) studied over 20,000 adults to find that women who work long hours have a higher risk of depression than their male counterparts. Coverage in Telegraph, Times, Independent, Times, ITV, Guardian, Daily Mail, HuffPost
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/headlines/2019/feb/women-working-long-hours-risk-depression
 
Description WorkLife - 'Work stress and ill health - what's the link?'. Allostatic Load and Effort-Reward Imbalance: Associations over the Working-Career, by José Ignacio Cuitún Coronado, Tarani Chandola and Andrew Steptoe, is published in the International Journal of Environmental Reasearch and Public Health. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. WorkLife - 'Work stress and ill health - what's the link?'. Allostatic Load and Effort-Reward Imbalance: Associations over the Working-Career, by José Ignacio Cuitún Coronado, Tarani Chandola and Andrew Steptoe, is published in the International Journal of Environmental Reasearch and Public Health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2018/07/work-stress-and-ill-health-whats-the-link/
 
Description WorkLife Blog - 'Does education and job status affect the length of our working lives?'. Occupational and educational inequalities in exit from employment at older ages: evidence from seven prospective cohortsis research by Ewan Carr, Maria Fleischmann, Marcel Goldberg, Diana Kuh, Emily T Murray, Mai Stafford, Stephen Stansfield, Jussi Vahtera, Bowen Xue, Paola Zaninotto, Marie Zins and Jenny Head. It was first published in the journal,Occupational & Environmental Medicine on March 12, 2018. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. WorkLife Blog - 'Does education and job status affect the length of our working lives?'. Occupational and educational inequalities in exit from employment at older ages: evidence from seven prospective cohortsis research by Ewan Carr, Maria Fleischmann, Marcel Goldberg, Diana Kuh, Emily T Murray, Mai Stafford, Stephen Stansfield, Jussi Vahtera, Bowen Xue, Paola Zaninotto, Marie Zins and Jenny Head. It was first published in the journal,Occupational & Environmental Medicine on March 12, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2018/05/does-education-and-job-status-affect-the-length-of-our-working-live...
 
Description WorkLife Blog - 'Having a family - how might the decision affect the length of your working life?'. Work-family life course patterns and work participation in later life is research by Mai Stafford, Rebecca Lacey, Emily Murray, Ewan Carr, Maria Fleischmann, Stephen Stansfeld, Baowen Xue, Paola Zaninotto, Jenny Head, Diana Kuh and Anne McMunn and is published in the European Journal of Ageing. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. WorkLife Blog - 'Having a family - how might the decision affect the length of your working life?'. Work-family life course patterns and work participation in later life is research by Mai Stafford, Rebecca Lacey, Emily Murray, Ewan Carr, Maria Fleischmann, Stephen Stansfeld, Baowen Xue, Paola Zaninotto, Jenny Head, Diana Kuh and Anne McMunn and is published in the European Journal of Ageing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2018/04/having-a-family-how-might-the-decision-affect-the-length-of-your-wo...
 
Description WorkLife Blog - 'Work-Life conflict. Is it different for men and women?'. Work and family conflict in relation to work exit in later career stage: a 20 years follow-up of Whitehall II study. Xue B, Fleischmann M, Head J, McMunn A, Stafford M. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. Child of our time blog - 'Work-Life conflict. Is it different for men and women?'. Work and family conflict in relation to work exit in later career stage: a 20 years follow-up of Whitehall II study. Xue B, Fleischmann M, Head J, McMunn A, Stafford M.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WorkLife blog 'Anti-social working hours: Are they making women depressed?' Long work hours, weekend working and depressive symptoms in men and women: Findings from a UK population-based study by Gill Weston, Afshin Zilanawala, Elizabeth Webb, Livia Carvalho, and Anne McMunn is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, which is published by the BMJ. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WorkLife blog 'Anti-social working hours: Are they making women depressed?' Long work hours, weekend working and depressive symptoms in men and women: Findings from a UK population-based study by Gill Weston, Afshin Zilanawala, Elizabeth Webb, Livia Carvalho, and Anne McMunn is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, which is published by the BMJ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2019/02/anti-social-working-hours-are-they-making-women-depressed/
 
Description WorkLife blog 'Can 'nudge' theory help extend working lives?' Gender differences and individual, household, and workplace characteristics: Regional geographies of extended working lives, is research by Nicola Shelton, Jenny Head, Ewan Carr and Paola Zaninotto, and is published in Population Space and Place. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WorkLife blog 'Can 'nudge' theory help extend working lives?' Gender differences and individual, household, and workplace characteristics: Regional geographies of extended working lives, is research by Nicola Shelton, Jenny Head, Ewan Carr and Paola Zaninotto, and is published in Population Space and Place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2019/02/can-nudge-theory-help-extend-working-lives/
 
Description WorkLife blog 'Work-Life conflict. Is it different for men and women?' Work and family conflict in relation to work exit in later career stage: a 20 years follow-up of Whitehall II study, by Baowen Xue, Maria Fleischmann, Jenny Head, Anne McMunn, and Mai Stafford is published in The Journals of Gerontology. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WorkLife blog 'Work-Life conflict. Is it different for men and women?' Work and family conflict in relation to work exit in later career stage: a 20 years follow-up of Whitehall II study, by Baowen Xue, Maria Fleischmann, Jenny Head, Anne McMunn, and Mai Stafford is published in The Journals of Gerontology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2019/01/wok-life-conflict-is-it-different-for-men-and-women/
 
Description WorkLife blog - 'Early retirement - can welfare systems help ease the transition?'. Country-level welfare-state measures and change in wellbeing following work exit in early old age: evidence from 16 European countries, by Sol Richardson, Ewan Carr, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli and Amanda Sacker, is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, 2018, 1-13. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. WorkLife blog - 'Early retirement - can welfare systems help ease the transition?'. Country-level welfare-state measures and change in wellbeing following work exit in early old age: evidence from 16 European countries, by Sol Richardson, Ewan Carr, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli and Amanda Sacker, is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, 2018, 1-13.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2018/11/early-retirement-can-welfare-systems-help-ease-the-transition/
 
Description WorkLife blog - 'Use it or lose it: fact or fiction?'. Effect of retirement on cognitive function: the Whitehall II cohort study, by Baowen Xue, Dorina Cadar, Maria Fleischmann, Stephen Stansfeld, Ewan Carr,Mika Kivimäki, Anne McMunn and Jenny Head, is published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. 
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 Blog to promote the Lifecourse research. WorkLife blog - 'Use it or lose it: fact or fiction?'. Effect of retirement on cognitive function: the Whitehall II cohort study, by Baowen Xue, Dorina Cadar, Maria Fleischmann, Stephen Stansfeld, Ewan Carr,Mika Kivimäki, Anne McMunn and Jenny Head, is published in the European Journal of Epidemiology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://worklife-blog.org/2018/06/use-it-or-lose-it-fact-or-fiction/
 
Description Working long hours linked to depression in women 
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 Press release issued by UCL regarding research by Gillian Weston and colleagues 'Long work hours, weekend working and depressive symptoms in men and women: findings from a UK population-based study' - generated widespread media pick up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/feb/working-long-hours-linked-depression-women
 
Description Workshop: How to link social and biological data in a life course perspective, using inequalities in ageing as an example of social-biological transitions. Conference: Society for Longitudinal & Life Course Studies 2018 
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 Ran one of the Society for Longitudinal & Life Course Studies 2018 annual conference post-conference workshops, University of Milano-Bicocca, 9th July 2018. Looking at 'How to link social and biological data in a life course perspective, using inequalities in ageing as an example of social-biological transitions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - Discussions with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) re social media, 25th October 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 Yvonne Kelly held discussions with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) re social media, 25th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - 'Social media depression more likely to hit girls than boys, a 'shocking' new analysis shows'. News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne Kelly - 'Social media depression more likely to hit girls than boys, a 'shocking' new analysis shows'. News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/social-media-depression-more-likely-to-hit-girls-than-boys-a-shocking-new-a...
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - 'Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls'. News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne Kelly - 'Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls'. News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.todayonline.com/world/social-media-linked-higher-risk-depression-teen-girls
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - 'Teenage girls' depression linked directly to social media use for first time'. News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne Kelly - 'Teenage girls' depression linked directly to social media use for first time'. News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teenage-girls-depression-linked-directly-13809402
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - Presentation: Adolescent health and wellbeing: findings from the UK. Youth and Health Stakeholder Seminar: Youth and Health in Advanced Societies. Risks, Consequences and Policies, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 6th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Adolescent health and wellbeing: findings from the UK. Youth and Health Stakeholder Seminar: Youth and Health in Advanced Societies. Risks, Consequences and Policies, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 6th September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yvonne Kelly - Provided evidence to APPG Social Media and Young People's Mental Health re social media, 31st October 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 Yvonne Kelly - Provided evidence to APPG Social Media and Young People's Mental Health re social media, 31st October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Yvonne kelly - 'Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne kelly - 'Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Yvonne kelly - 'Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne kelly - 'Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/03/health/social-media-depression-girls-study/index.html
 
Description Yvonne kelly - 'Teenage girls twice as likely to be depressed due to social media than boys, study suggests' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne kelly - 'Teenage girls twice as likely to be depressed due to social media than boys, study suggests' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/social-media-depression-teenage-girls-boys-child-men...
 
Description Yvonne kelly - 'Yvonne kelly - 'Girls 'suffer more depression linked to social media' - News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry 
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 Yvonne kelly - 'Yvonne kelly - 'Girls 'suffer more depression linked to social media' - News article due to response to media inquiry' - News article due to response to media inquiry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.tes.com/news/girls-suffer-more-depression-linked-social-media