Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Resource Centre 2015-20

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Social Science

Abstract

Funding is requested for the continuation of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), from 2015-2020, as the ESRC resource centre responsible for three British birth cohort studies. The 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS), the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) are major national, indeed international, data resources and form a core part of the UK's portfolio of longitudinal studies.

This proposal builds on the existing strengths of CLS as an efficient site for cohort maintenance, data preparation and documentation, user support and engagement, training, capacity building and methodological advice. There is a strong scientific rationale for continuing to gather data from these cohorts. Each new survey enhances the value of the existing study and allows for further analyses examining how experiences and circumstances in early life may impact on later outcomes.

Data collection: We aim to collect data from each cohort between 2015 and 2020: BCS70 at age 46 and 50, NCDS at age 60 and MCS at age 17. NCDS and BCS70 now have about 10,000 adult subjects each, and are coordinated to collect very similar information, allowing cross-cohort comparisons. In 2012, there was a 60-minute, face-to-face interview survey of BCS70 members at age 42 and, in 2013, a sweep of the NCDS cohort at age 55 that involved a web survey followed by telephone interviews for those not responding. MCS followed children at roughly two-yearly intervals up to the fourth survey at age 7 in 2008. This study, starting out with nearly 19,000 babies, has most recently collected data on approximately 13,000 children at age 11. A major survey of MCS members in 2014-15 is under development, and is projected to reach 12,000 individuals (this survey has been covered by a previous funding application).

Tracking cohorts: Keeping in touch with members of the three cohorts over time is key to maximising response rates. CLS maintains address databases for each study, and we have recently extended our use of administrative data for tracking cohort members by using NHS records on BCS70 (at age 42) and MCS (age 11) and the National Pupil Database on MCS (age 11). As this was highly successful we plan to use administrative data for tracking all three cohorts in future. We will also continue to improve the websites we have established for members of each cohort.

Dissemination and Exploiting data: We have a carefully considered strategy for ensuring that data from the cohort studies are fully exploited by a wide range of users. Consultation conferences will be held, and working groups established, to ensure that the data collected are relevant to policymakers and other potential users. Workshops and conferences will be organised to publicise the datasets, provide training in their use, and to share the results of analyses. The CLS website, offering data documentation, and a searchable bibliography, will continue to be important for sharing information about the studies. We will develop and redesign the site, guided by careful monitoring of its use via Google Analytics. Media coverage of the cohort studies has proven to be an effective way of reaching many of CLS's target audiences, including policymakers, practitioners and the general public. CLS will continue to issue press releases on new publications and findings, and will make increasing use of social media. We also plan 'new data campaigns' for the MCS age 14 and 17 surveys, the NCDS age 60 survey, and the BCS70 age 46 survey, to raise awareness of newly available data.

Impact: CLS recognises the importance of monitoring, recording and publicising the impact of its studies and has detailed plans for widening the scope of this activity during the new funding period. We will, for example, produce a series of case studies analysing the effect of our work on policy and practice and will establish a special section on the CLS website in order to showcase this impact.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this resource?
Data users
As CLS's core objective is to produce high-quality data resources, the primary beneficiaries of its work are data users. CLS is very conscious that data users exist across sectors, career stages, disciplines and countries. We will continue to increase the size, skills and diversity of this group. This will necessarily include targeting potential new users in the public and third sectors, doctoral students, and academics. In particular, CLS will build stronger relationships with Doctoral Training Centres and early career researchers.
Policymakers - Findings from the cohort studies have direct relevance to a range of policy issues. In 2010-15, CLS successfully raised awareness of cohort study findings among policymakers, primarily through its media and events work. Focusing on central government and devolved administrations - but also local government - CLS will continue to improve the accessibility of both the data and findings for these beneficiaries.
Wider research community
CLS holds considerable substantive, methodological and professional expertise. By contributing to relevant networks, events and publications, CLS will aim to share its knowledge even more widely with those involved in social and economic research in the UK and abroad. CLS will build on its current participation in networks and organisations such as the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, the European Survey Research Association, the British Educational Research Association, and others.
Practitioners
Findings from the cohort studies are useful to practitioners, their regulators, and their professional associations. CLS will continue to focus on practitioners whose specialisms have the closest links to the life domains covered by the cohort studies, including teachers and lecturers, childcare providers, pensions advisors, and health and social care practitioners.
Public service providers - Closely tied to practitioners are public service providers such as the NHS, schools, colleges, universities, social landlords, and local councils. Findings from the studies can provide background and context for service provision, particularly in justifying and evaluating services, but also to help shape certain practices (for example, encouraging health-related behaviours such as breastfeeding).
General public
As a publicly-funded resource centre, CLS has a duty to make its work transparent and accessible to the general public. However, CLS also has the potential to improve public understanding of social, economic and health issues. Findings from the studies often speak directly to issues in everyday life, such as parenting, general physical and mental health, preparing for retirement. It should also be noted that the general public includes cohort members and their families. Public outreach, such as press coverage of the studies, will contribute to boosting cohort members' engagement (see section 6 of Case for support for more information on cohort member communications).
Media
CLS has often reached its target audiences through successful engagement with international, national, regional and local press. More information on our media work can be found in the Pathways to Impact section.

How will they benefit from this resource?
CLS outputs and services will benefit the groups listed above in several ways:
-high-quality, well-documented data resources for research
-training and capacity building support for those analysing data, including students and early career researchers
-relevant and timely packaging of findings for policy development and practice guidance, for example, blogs, briefing documents and events, and social media
-easier access to published works using cohort data, for example through the CLS online bibliography
-accessible and engaging information on social, economic and health issues, for example through web news items, press releases, social media, and briefing papers.

Publications

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Title A novel computer game project to facilitate public engagement with CLS birth cohort studies and longitudinal quantitative social science 
Description A novel computer game commissioned (and subsequently developed by Duck Duck Zeus), which explores findings from studies housed at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). In particular, research on social inequalities: a reoccurring finding from these studies is that socioeconomic circumstances at birth are strongly related to events later in life. For example, those born into less favourable circumstances (in terms of lower income/wealth, education, or social class) are less likely (on average) to obtain higher education and more likely to experience health problems as adults. These findings have powerful repercussions for society, yet can be difficult to grasp. This game incorporates some of these findings into its gameplay. By playing the game and understanding how it is made the game aimed to help players to become more familiar with these relationships and gain a greater understanding of the potential of the longitudinal studies that underpin them. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact As of 16th March 2017, the game had been downloaded and played by 6,204 individuals across a wide regional distribution. North America N=2470 Western Europe N=1679 Asia N=497 Eastern Europe N=376 Latin America N=368 Russian Territories N=265 Oceania N=209 Middle East N=152 South East Asia N=125 Africa N=41 South Asia N=18 Other N=4 
URL http://store.steampowered.com/app/449780/
 
Description EXTRACT FROM CLS MID-TERM REVIEW REPORT SUBMITTED SEPT 2017: Our Centre has delivered on its major commitments for the period 1st April 2015-31st July 2017, including the completion of fieldwork and deposit of data from MCS at age 14 - its most ambitious sweep yet, and Next Steps at age 25, informing on a generation that has faced unique economic and other challenges. The first adult biomedical data collection for BCS70 is underway (co-funded by MRC and the British Heart Foundation), and the age 17 sweep of MCS, co-funded by 10 government departments is preparing for mainstage fieldwork. Co-funding to enable a second adult biomedical sweep for age 60 NCDS, alongside a substantial social survey has been secured. In total we have deposited 43 new datasets at UKDS for use by researchers since April 2015.
We have committed considerable effort to our programme of administrative linkages and have made progress in some areas, most notably in negotiations with data controllers NHS Digital, NHS in Scotland, HMRC, and MOJ (in relation to health, economic, and police records). At a strategic level, two significant issues stand out. First, onward sharing: we are yet to sign data sharing agreements that allow onward sharing with any data controllers other than DfE, though some are anticipated soon. Second, we are actively developing further links with ADRN. New geographic identifiers for our studies have been deposited and this is an active area for development.
A priority for this Centre has been to deliver on our methods and substantive research programmes. In addition to our active survey methods work, we have developed a new applied statistical methods research programme which is now delivering its first findings on handling missing data in NCDS, and further work on missing data, measurement error and causal inference is planned. The CLS 'Cross-cohort research programme' (CCRP) is producing research on health and social mobility, and has contributed to capacity building and impact for the studies.
Our knowledge exchange activities support all stages of the data collection cycle. User-consultations for the MCS at age 17 and NCDS at age 60 sweeps attracted submissions and participation from a strong balance of academics, policymakers, and practitioners. Co-funding by government departments has also ensured the inclusion of policy-relevant content into the study sweeps. We have also deepened our academic collaborations which support the continued scientific excellence of the studies and we have raised awareness of the studies internationally. We have worked to raise awareness of our studies among other groups, including by the development of a new computer game about social inequalities and life chances. CLS studies have been frequently in the press, and the senior CLS team have engaged actively with policymakers on a range of policy issues. Examples of our studies' impact include in policies on obesity, grammar schools, primary schools admissions (summer-borns), and reading for pleasure.
Training and capacity building is core to the mission of CLS. We have developed new online as well as in-person training and refreshed all our training materials. We are active contributors to undergraduate (Q-step) and masters teaching programmes, and during the period of review we have supervised 18 doctoral students, including 2 new CLS PhD studentships attached to the Resource Centre grant. CLS are partners in the new 'Soc-B' biosocial centre for doctoral training. We have hosted 5 A-Level students via the Nuffield Foundation summer placement scheme, and 4 CCRP interns at masters and doctoral level have contributed directly to our research programme.
Going forward, we will deliver on the remaining objectives of the Centre and associated grants, including: to finalise current fieldwork (BCS70 at age 46), and conduct new fieldwork (MCS at age 17, NCDS at age 60). To undertake initial scientific development for Next Steps at age 30, BCS70 at age 50. To finalise onward sharing agreements and deposit linked administrative data, and to enhance our geographic linkages. To publish and disseminate research on survey and applied statistical methods. To deliver research and disseminate findings on all 7 CCRP projects. To launch the new CLS website, promote 'Initial Findings' for all new data collections, including imminently on MCS at age 14, and to promote NCDS through celebration of its 60th birthday in 2018, and to prepare for the 50th birthday of BCS70 in 2020.
Our case for the CLS Resource Centre beyond 2020 is based on the scientific and policy contribution which the studies will make, in a currently rapidly changing society, and political context. The increasing availability of a wide range of new types of data, and technological innovations in data collection methods also provide opportunities for the cohorts to evolve in important ways. Training, capacity building and impact will remain central.
Exploitation Route Please see above.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.cls.ac.uk
 
Description EXTRACT FROM CLS MID-TERM REVIEW REPORT, SEPT 2017: A core objective of the CLS Resource Centre is to maximise the economic, societal and scientific impact of the cohort studies, and this is underpinned by CLS' Impact and Communications Strategy. Our activities fall into two types: • Resource: The primary activity of the CLS Resource Centre is in the early stages of the impact process, through the scientific development and collection of high quality, policy-relevant data for research, which we make available, and promote for widespread use by researchers in the UK and worldwide. • Research: By building CLS' research programme and profile we are now increasingly engaging in the full- life cycle of the impact process, producing our own scientific outputs and working in partnership to disseminate these and bring about change. Developing scientific and policy-relevant study content A central means for developing the content of our studies and maximising future impact is through user consultation. This is designed to ensure that the studies will meet user needs, both from an academic and end-user (policy, third sector, practitioner) perspective. During the period of review we have held two extensive user consultations, consisting both of online submissions, and well-attended user conferences (MCS, November 2015; NCDS, July 2016). Both consultations attracted a strong balance of inputs across academic, policy-maker, and third sector stakeholders. Co-funding by government departments further ensures that study content is policy-relevant and will have impact. For MCS at age 17, a range of co-funding government departments and devolved administrations provided detailed input into questionnaire content at several stages of its design, including before and after each of the two pilots. This included giving us detailed advice on the range of education and training choices that open up across the UK post-16, so that new divergences in activity can be captured accurately at this critical stage. For NCDS at age 60, DWP have given detailed input into the design of the pensions module, so that policy questions in relation to new 'pensions freedoms' affecting this age group can be addressed. A priority of the CLS Resource Centre 2015-2020 has been to deepen our academic collaborations in the development of content for all sweeps. For MCS age 17 and NCDS age 60, we adopted a new model, appointing an expert scientific panel to support the PI in the development of the questionnaire. We have also deepened our biomedical collaborations, fulfilling an explicit priority for this Centre, and we are now working closely with Prof Mark Hamer (co-PI on BCS70 age 46); Profs David Batty, and Alun Hughes (co-PIs on NCDS age 60), alongside a wider group of biomedical co-investigators. Promoting awareness and knowledge of the studies in the UK and worldwide We are in communication with an extensive and growing network of existing and potential users, including registrants on our website, followers on social media channels, downloaders of our data, attendees of our events (including training workshops, and consultations), and personal contacts. Developments in our promotional activities include: Re-branding of CLS, and new website in development: in November 2015 we completed a new visual branding for CLS (which is a sub-brand of the UCL Institute of Education), including a new logo, and modernisation of our Powerpoint template, and other print and online materials. A major communications project of this Resource Centre is the full redevelopment of the CLS website, now underway and near completion. (See Annex 8). Promotion of the studies with non-academic stakeholders: Our senior team actively promotes the CLS studies and their wider use outside HE, through a variety of invited presentations and meetings. Examples include a presentation by Alice Sullivan to the Cabinet Office on how cohort studies contribute to policy making (2015); by Alissa Goodman and Meghan Rainsberry at John Lewis (about the CLS studies and the changing workforce, 2016), at the Digital and Future Cities Catapults (2016); by Alissa Goodman at the House of Commons Library and the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (2017), and in small group meetings at Resolution Foundation (2016), Education Policy Institute (2017). Development of a computer game to promote awareness of the CLS studies: During 2016 we developed and launched a new computer game, JACOB, about social inequalities and life chances, to investigate whether there is public appetite to engage with research in a game format, and to tap into a potentially very large market of gamers worldwide. Since its launch on the Steam Platform, more than 6,558 people from 113 countries have played the game. The premise of JACOB was well-received by the gaming community, but the gameplay and graphics were criticised. The project was developed within tight time constraints and highlighted the need for a design which can compete with commercial alternatives. User analytics: We have worked with UK Data Service to improve our feed of user statistics, enabling us to compile a new database of downloads since 2009, which is updated monthly. We are now using these data to identify areas of opportunity for expanding our user base. A similar exercise is underway to systematically review our publications. Sharing findings from our study data and influencing public policy Media relations form a core part of our communications strategy. Examples of our media coverage achieved include: The association between lifelong partnership status and midlife health: Prof George Ploubidis' research using NCDS showed that middle-aged men and women who have experienced separation, divorce and remarriage are as healthy as couples in stable marriages. This was discussed on the ITV chat show Loose Women, Radio Five Live, and LBC, and appeared in The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, and The Sun as well as Times of India, Illawarra Mercury (Australia) and New Zealand Herald websites. It was discussed on the NHS Choices' website 'behind the headlines' section, and on some law and health insurance websites. (June 2015) State school pupils' pay disadvantage: Prof Alice Sullivan's research using data from BCS70, revealed that better academic performance and entry to higher-ranking universities are the main reasons why pupils who attended private school went on to earn more than their state school peers. The research received coverage in the Times (print and online), Daily Telegraph (print and online), the Independent (online) and TES (online). (November 2015) Mental health and well-being among children: We produced our first infographics, exploring factors related to mental illness and wellbeing among 11-year-olds, based on research using MCS by Praveetha Patalay and Emla Fitzsimons, from the Cross Cohort Research programme. The infographics were launched in a blog for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing on 10 October 2016, World Mental Health Day, and were shared widely on social media. Psychological distress on the rise for younger generations: A paper by CLS researchers, published in October 2016, examined data from both NCDS and BCS70 to reveal that the 1970 generation were more likely than the 1958 generation to experience poor mental health by the time they reached middle age, particularly men. The research picked up coverage in the Times (print and online), Independent (online) and the Daily Mail (online). Health risks of moderate alcohol consumption: In a collaboration between CLS and Pennsylvania State University, research analysing data from NCDS on drinking habits from age 23 to 55 found that the health benefits from moderate drinking may have previously been overstated. The results, published in May 2017, were reported by a variety of health news sites, including Science Daily, Science Newsline, Futurity, Healio and Health Medicine Network. Continuing education post-16: Does what you study at GCSE matter? CLS research using Next Steps data found that students taking vocational GCSEs were less likely to stay on to do A-levels and less likely to take 'facilitating' A-levels favoured by the most prestigious universities. Coverage included The Independent (online), Schools Week, TES and various regional newspapers. Professor Alice Sullivan gave an interview to Sky News Radio which supplies the news to almost every commercial radio station in the UK. Zero-hours contracts: In July 2017 we promoted initial findings from the Next Steps age 25 sweep through a series of briefings. One of these briefings revealed an association between zero-hours contracts and young people's mental health. We secured national media headlines (Times, Guardian, Metro, Independent, and Mirror, and BBC 3 and ITV websites). Jeremy Corbyn referred to the findings in Prime Minister's Questions. Research by academics outside of CLS using CLS cohorts has also received substantial press attention, for example: • Work on parental separation using MCS data (Lucinda Platt) which found that the majority of fathers continue to see their child after separation. • Work on childhood bullying using NCDS data (Louise Arsenault) showing victims are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing serious illnesses. • Work on out of school activities using MCS data (Emily Tanner) showed that taking part in organised sports and after school clubs can help to improve primary school children's academic performance and social skills. • Work on Scouts and Guides participation using NCDS data (Chris Dibben) which found that joining scouts or guides as a child may lower risk of mental illness in adulthood attracted widespread attention, including from Chief Scout Bear Grylls who tweeted about the research to his 1.35m followers. • The Life Project (by Helen Pearson) generated widespread positive reviews and features about the CLS studies and their findings. It was named best science book of the year by The Observer and was a book of the year for The Economist. Helen Pearson's TED talk in Vancouver on 8th April 2017 heavily cited research using the CLS studies. Impact events and examples Tackling bullying of LGBT people: On 9 November 2015, we held a seminar on the long-term effects of bullying, in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, showcasing research from all four CLS studies. Around 130 delegates attended from across the public, third and private sectors, and the general public. A press release on new CLS research using Next Steps gained coverage in the London Evening Standard, Huffington Post and Pride Life (largest gay UK news outlet). Evidence of impact included Buckinghamshire County Council distributed event materials at their E-Safety Conference. The Headmaster of Brighton College used the findings in an op-ed piece for the Telegraph and in a keynote speech for the school's Homophobic Bullying Conference. Childhood mental health: On 11 November 2015, the Early Intervention Foundation and the Centre for Mental Health held an event for around 50 delegates including high-level representatives from central and local government, and the third sector, which showcased new findings by CLS researchers from MCS and BCS70. Reading for pleasure: On 23 February 2016 we hosted an event about reading for pleasure, for pupils, parents and teachers at a London primary school. This event built on our previous work to promote the value of reading for pleasure, taking our findings to a wider, public audience. CLS' Alice Sullivan and Sam Parsons spoke at the event, which included workshops with three children's authors. Around 200 staff, parents and children attended and feedback was excellent. As one parent commented, "What a brilliant event I have learnt so much and am inspired to read more with my child". Attitudes to retirement: Alissa Goodman gave two seminars at DWP (in May of 2016 and 2017) to present research on retirement attitudes in NCDS, from a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. These seminars have helped inform work within DWP on the effects of persistent poverty and low income, the acceptability of previous rises State Pension age (SPa), and potential implications for low income groups of raising the SPa further in the future. Government's childhood obesity action plan: Evidence from CLS studies informed the Government's childhood obesity action plan, published in August 2016. It cited research using MCS, BCS70, and NCDS alongside other cohorts showing that children born since 1990 are 3 times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10; it also cited MCS research showing the poorest 5-year-olds are twice as likely to be obese compared to children from better-off homes. Grammar schools: Evidence from CLS studies on the effects of school selection may have influenced the decision to drop plans for extending grammar schools after the June 2017 election. Alice Sullivan and colleagues contributed to a POSTbrief on grammar schools (December 2016), and cohort data was prominent in the Evidence Check commissioned by the House of Commons Education Committee (February 2017). During the 2017 election campaign, Dr Alice Sullivan was interviewed by BBC News in April 2017 about Conservative election plans to extend grammar schools. She wrote a blog, which was reported by BBC online. Summer born children: Evidence from MCS that summer born children are disadvantaged in multiple ways by primary school admissions policies, including in terms of confidence and self-esteem, was cited in Select Committee evidence, which in turn influenced changes to the rules to allow those with birthdays between April and August to start reception at age of 5, rather than 4, by parental choice. Direct links with policymakers: Policy impact depends on building relationships, and CLS has close ties with analysts and policy civil servants. Our senior team provide frequent advice on policies under development, including since 2015: • Alissa Goodman and Heather Joshi visited DfE on separate occasions to advise on 'character education' in 2015 • Alissa Goodman provided advice to the Life Chances strategy led by DWP (in group and individual meetings) in 2016 • Alissa Goodman took part in a small expert roundtable on social mobility with Education Secretary Greening in 2016 • Alissa Goodman met with officials from the Social Mobility Commission 3 times in 2016, and in 2017 • Alissa Goodman met with the head of the DfE Social Mobility team Gila Sacks in 2017 CCRP impact partnerships: Each CCRP project has been paired with one or more non-academic 'impact partners' in order to maximise the impact of the work, and we are now working directly with partners including the National Children's Bureau, Public Health England, the Mental Health Foundation, the Social Mobility Commission, Institute of Alcohol Studies, and Runnymede Trust to develop research questions, and disseminate findings.
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisor to University of Turin project Children's Spare Time 2017
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Advisor, Le Grand Forum des Tout-Petits
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Advisory Board UNICEF for Report Card 13, 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Advisory Board member for ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alissa Goodman is a member of the advisory board of ICLS at UCL and helps create the impacts of that centre through her guidance and advice. Most recently, Alissa attended the ICLS End-of-Award Conference (January 2018) to review their research activities over the last 10 years.
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/icls/
 
Description Alissa Goodman personally invited to meet at Public Health England with Gregor Henderson, Stretegic Adviser, and Elaine Rashbrook, Life course.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Chair, Advisory Committee, of the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies of Health and Society, University College London 2013-present
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The interdisciplinary centre fosters secondary analysis of longitudinal data across disciplines, It has a flourishing complement of PhD students as well as fourishing links with pracitiioners and policy people.
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/iehc/research/epidemiology-public-health/research/international-centre-for-lif...
 
Description Chair, Steering Committee of the Impact and Economic Evaluation of a Better Start 2015-17
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.abetterstart.org.uk/evaluation-team
 
Description Changed content of second round of Uruguay Child Cohort Study
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Evidence from CLS cohort studies underpins Government's Child Obesity Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=4470&itemTitle=Evidence+from+CLS+cohort+studies+underpins+...
 
Description Expert advice given to DWP policy paper "Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-lives-helping-workless-families
 
Description Health Economics for Translational Research - Talk in Workshop for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers at UCL
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Independent technical adviser for "The National Lottery Community Fund's A Better Start programme".
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited to Home Office to meet with strategy team
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited to judge UCL Excellence in Health Research Prize
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Invited to present at National Institute of Aging Health and Retirement Study Data Monitoring Committee
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/growing-older-america-health-and-retirement-study/preface
 
Description Invited to present seminar at Department of Health and Social Care
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Member Committee for Collaborative Awards Wellcome Trust 2015-17
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Member of Advisory Group for Brightlight Longitudinal Study of Teenagers with Cancer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Advisory Group for Wellcome Trust Science Education Monitor study
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Conseil Scientifique, EnjeuX, Université d'Angers, France
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of Understanding Society Methodology Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Understanding Society Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Alissa Goodman is a member of the USOC Scientific Advisory Committee, providing high level scientific advice to the study. The advisory group is influential in giving advice to the USOC team on its scientific and strategic direction.
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/people
 
Description Member of advisory board to ALSPAC: Emla Fitzsimons
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Academic Board Working Group to appoint next Director of MRC Unit Lifelong Health & Ageing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Groupe d'Intèrêt Scientifique for ELFE, ( French child cohort Study)(2006 -)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.elfe-france.fr/en/
 
Description Member of the Scientific Committee, Growing Up in New Zealand 2012-present
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.growingup.co.nz/en.html
 
Description Membership to Understanding Society Scientific Advisory Committee, meeting twice a year
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/people#part4
 
Description OECD's Longitudinal Study of Social and Emotional Skills in Cities: member of advisory group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Paper on socioecnomic inequalities in BMI, weight and height referred to/influenced policy-makers - see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468266718300501 and "ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON OBESITY" www.bomss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/APPG-Obesity-2018.pdf
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.bomss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/APPG-Obesity-2018.pdf
 
Description Patricipation in LYSPE2 Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Personal invitation from Health Research Board Ireland to sit on international Expert Panel to review an application for Wave 5 and Wave 6 of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Personal invitation to roundtable meeting at DfE convened by Rt Hon Justine Greening MP in her capacity as Secretary of State for Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Personally invited to present at UCL-DWP workshop on their Areas of Research Interest
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Personally invited to roundtable discussion at Resolution Foundation with Charlie Bean to focus on accessing administrative data for economic research purposes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Personally invited to roundtable discussion on Life Chances Strategy at Department for Work and Pensions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Strategic review of Irish Government's Department for Children and Young People (DCYA) Longitudinal Study Growing Up in Ireland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Inquiry on Evidence-Based Early Interventions.
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 Trustee and Vice Chair and scholarship committee, Population Investigation Committee, 2004- present
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The PIC studentships make masters level training in demography accessible to those who want to apply it in central and local government or international agencies, as well as those aiming a more academic route through post graduate training,
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/research/Research-clusters/population-investigation-committee
 
Description 'First in the family', higher education choices and labour market outcomes (PI Morag Henderson)
Amount £159,065 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description 58FORWARDS (The 1958 Birth Cohort: Fostering new Opportunities for Research via Wider Access to Reliable Data and Samples)
Amount £642,120 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description A novel computer game project to facilitate public engagement with CLS birth cohort studies and longitudinal quantitative social science
Amount £49,851 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description BA/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Biomedical follow-up of 1958 Birth Cohort Study members at age 60
Amount £1,544,004 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/P023444/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description Bringing over an international partner to do internship work on a research paper/project- IOE International Global Engagement Funds
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2019
 
Description British Cohort Study Age 50
Amount £4,148,077 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description CLOSER Innovation Fund: Assessment and harmonisation of cognitive measures in British birth cohorts (PI Vanessa Moulton)
Amount £134,427 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description CLS Policy and Events Bank: Proof of concept project
Amount £113,336 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Co-funding for NCDS study, supplement to MRC co-funding award
Amount £240,634 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description Cross-Cohort Research programme: employment, health and wellbeing
Amount £1,517,647 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M008584/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2018
 
Description DWP: National Childhoold Development Study Wave 10
Amount £293,457 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 12/2021
 
Description Databases redesign and implementation
Amount £117,882 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy Internal Grant Scheme
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESRC/BBSRC joint research call on epigenetics
Amount £198,285 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N000382/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description ESRC: Harmonisation of mental health measures in British birth cohorts (PI George Ploubidis)
Amount £72,919 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S000011/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Early family risk, school context, and children's joint trajectories of cognitive ability and mental health
Amount £375,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N007921/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description Embedding Information Governance (IG) in UCL's Institute of Education
Amount £14,858 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
 
Description Epigenetic Analyses with KCL
Amount £311,169 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Epigenetic responses to social and environmental cues in early life and over the life course: impact on healthy ageing in UK
Amount £502,038 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N000404/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Family and Social relationship in the early years and mental health and ubjective wellbeing in adolescence (PI Pravheeta Patalay)
Amount £16,493 (GBP)
Organisation Action For Children 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description H2020
Amount € 5,917,266 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2019
 
Description Health Foundation's Economic and Social Value of Health Research Programme 2017 (PI Alice Sullivan)
Amount £350,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2020
 
Description Healthy transitions from mid-life to early older age: biomedical follow-up of 1958 Birth Cohort Study members at age 60 (Year 2)
Amount $324,070 (USD)
Funding ID 5R01AG052519-02 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2018 
End 05/2019
 
Description Longitudinal Study if Young People (LSYPE) data linkage
Amount £3,031,118 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L000164/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2017
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 000031360 / 525102 
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 525102 
Organisation Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £67,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 525102 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £350,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 000031786 
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 525102 
Organisation Ministry of Justice 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £375,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 000031339 (525102) 
Organisation Government of Catalonia 
Department Department of Health
Sector Public
Country Spain
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 00031356 / 525102 
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £405,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 000031329 (525102) 
Organisation Department for Education 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 7 (MCS7)
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 000031340 / 525102 
Organisation Department for Education 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description NCDS 60th Birthday Celebrations
Amount £122,680 (GBP)
Funding ID Grant Ref: ES/M001660/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description NHS Digital record linkage
Amount £37,421 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description NIH: Healthy transitions from mid-life to early older age: biomedical follow-up of 1958
Amount $499,806 (USD)
Funding ID 1R56AG052519-01 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description NIH: Healthy transitions from mid-life to early older age: biomedical follow-up of 1958 (Year 1)
Amount $1,618,270 (USD)
Funding ID 1R01AG052519-01A1 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2017 
End 05/2022
 
Description NORFACE DIAL Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse
Amount € 1,484,315 (EUR)
Funding ID 462-16-051 
Organisation New Opportunities for Research Funding Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE) 
Sector Academic/University
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Next Steps age 31
Amount £4,368,759 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description Nuffield Foundation Early Years Education and Childcare Programme
Amount £143,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Objective assessment of free-living physical activity and sedentary in the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) (PI is Alice Sullivan)
Amount £522,485 (GBP)
Funding ID SP/15/6/31397 
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2018
 
Description Policy Options to Reduce the Burden of Disease in England: A Dynamic Microsimulation Model
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Polygenic scores in the National Child Development Study
Amount $117,924 (USD)
Funding ID 3R01AG052519-02S1 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description Positive traits, and childhood mental health issues in NCDS: legacy data project to digitize the Bristol Social Adjustment Guide
Amount £278,665 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Poverty, place and children's personal and social relationships
Amount £3,009 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description R01
Amount $365,860 (USD)
Organisation National Institute on Aging 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 02/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description Record linkage enhancement
Amount £198,753 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Save the Children
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Save the Children 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 02/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Schooling and unequal outcomes in youth and adulthood
Amount £298,631 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K007238/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 03/2017
 
Description Segregation in Early Years Settings Patterns, Drivers & Outcomes (PI is Ludovica Gambaro)
Amount £138,163 (GBP)
Funding ID EYP/42338 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description Server upgrade
Amount £46,007 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description Service Level Agreement
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Small Grants UCL SHS
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Systematic reviews of variables used in NCDS and BCS70 adult sweeps
Amount £137,381 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS): Socioeconomic inequalities in health ( PI David Bann)
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description The Impact of in-work poverty on mid and later life / Attitudes towards retirement
Amount £124,985 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 04/2017
 
Description The Millennium Cohort Study Sweep 6 (Age 14) Survey
Amount £7,033,931 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K005987/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description UCL Grand Challenges Small Grant
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description UCL RCIF Equipment funds- Centrifuge and dynamoemters for NCDS fieldwork
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Unlocking the value of income data in the CLS cohorts
Amount £14,999 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Institute of Education (IOE)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
 
Description Using health record linkage in the UK Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood obesity, asthma and infections
Amount £316,797 (GBP)
Funding ID 087389/B/08/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Using longitudinal data to explore the impact of health on economic and societal outcomes: a literature review
Amount £19,200 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Denmark
Start 02/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description Using new technologies to enhance the value of qualitative data in longitudinal studies: an application to health and well-being, and ageing
Amount £196,005 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00650X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2019
 
Description Web-based probability
Amount £30,128 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2020
 
Description What Works Centre for Wellbeing Cross Cutting Strand (lead by LSE)
Amount £182,216 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N003683/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Description What Works in Prenatal Home Visiting Programmes: Experimental Evidence from England and Germany
Amount £202,600 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2021
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study Deaths Dataset, 1970-2014: Special Licence Access 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study Deaths Dataset, 1970-2014 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8006-1
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study Response Dataset, 1970-2012 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study Response Dataset, 1970-2012 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5641-2
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8114-1
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description 970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8115-1
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Partnership Histories, 1986-2012 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Partnership Histories, 1986-2012 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6941-3
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Eight-Year Follow-Up, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Eight-Year Follow-Up, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8113-1
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Four-Year Follow-Up, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Four-Year Follow-Up, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8112-1
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Nine-Year Follow-Up, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Nine-Year Follow-Up, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8111-1
 
Title BCS70 - Sweep 3 - Geographical Data - 2nd edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Ten-Year Follow-Up, 1980: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8211&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title BCS70 - Sweep 4 - Geographical Data - 2nd edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Sixteen-Year Follow-Up, 1986: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8212&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title BCS70 - Sweep 5 - Geographical Data - 2nd edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Six-Year Follow-Up, 1996: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8213&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title BCS70 Activity Histories - 3rd edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Activity Histories, 1986-2013 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6943&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title BCS70 Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data, 1st Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8341
 
Title BCS70 Reading and Matrices Tests - 1st edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Sixteen Year Follow-up, Reading and Matrices Tests, 1986 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8288&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title BCS70 Sweep 6, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access, 2nd Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Twenty-Nine-Year Follow-Up, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access. For the second edition (October 2018), the data and documentation have been updated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8111
 
Title BCS70 Sweep 7: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access, 2nd Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Four-Year Follow-Up, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access Correction of errors caused by duplicate key IDs, and were corrected. The revised dataset was sent to the UKDS in July 2018. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi?id=8112
 
Title BCS70 Sweep 8, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access, 2nd Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Thirty-Eight-Year Follow-Up, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access. For the second edition (October 2018), the data and documentation have been updated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8113
 
Title BCS70 Sweep 9: 2001 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access, 2nd Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access. For the second edition (October 2018), the data and documentation have been updated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi?id=8114
 
Title BCS70 Sweep 9: 2011 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access, 2nd Edition 
Description 1970 British Cohort Study: Forty-Two-Year Follow-Up, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2012: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access. For the second edition (October 2018), the data and documentation have been updated 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi?id=8115
 
Title Data deposit: MCS linked to NPD KS1 education data updated and available on UKDS 
Description The link to the pseudonymised data set of KS1 results was improved and became available for consenting MCS for researchers to access via the UKDS 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improve research utilising rich survey data with administrative education data. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6862&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Dataset deposit: NPD KS2 Education data available on UKDS 
Description Pseudonymised data of KS2 results data became available for consenting MCS for researchers to access via UKDS 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New research projects can be developed utilising MCS survey data linked to administrative education data. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7712&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data, 1st Edition 
Description The MCS Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data includes the harmonised data on height, weight and BMI (CLOSER Work Package 1) and the standardised Registrar General's Social Class - 1990 version (CLOSER Work Package 2) for the Millennium Cohort Study, and provides the original study identifier in order to allow the harmonised variables to be linked back to the individual study datasets 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8340&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Longitudinal Family File - 2nd edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Longitudinal Family File, 2001-2015 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8172&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS NHS Patient Episode Data (Wales) - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: NHS Patient Episode Database for Wales, Linked Administrative Datasets: ICD-10 Codes in Continuous Spells, 2001-2012: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8302&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Ofsted Linked Data - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted Linked Data, 2006-2012: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8226&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Ofsted and Teacher Survey - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted and Teacher Survey Linked Data, 2008: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8227&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 5 - Geographical Data - 2011 Boundaries - 2nd edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fifth Survey, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7763&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 5: Banded Distances to English Grammar Schools, 2012: Secure Access, 1st Edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Fifth Survey, Banded Distances to English Grammar Schools, 2012: Secure Access, 1st Edition 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8394
 
Title MCS Sweep 6 - 2nd edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8156&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 6 - Geographical Data - 2001 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Sixth Survey, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8231&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 6 - Geographical Data - 2011 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Sixth Survey, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8232&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 6 - Physical Activity Module 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015. The third edition was updated to include Time use diary (TUD) and Accelerometer (ACC) data from the Physical Activity module. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8156&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweep 6, 2015 - 3rd and 4th editions 
Description For the third edition (May 2018), new data files covering parent income brackets and data from the Physical Activity module: Time use diary (TUD) and Accelerometer (ACC) were added to the study. User guides for TUD and ACC have also been added. In addition, some updates to existing data have been made For the fourth edition (October 2018) the IMD file for England was replaced with an updated version. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi?id=8156
 
Title MCS Sweep 6- 3rd edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015. This third edition (May 2018) was published to include the parent income brackets and to update existing data: addition of 12 families, addition of variables and variable corrections. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8156&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS Sweeps 1-6: exact date of interview / UKDS Secure Access for project 118369 
Description MCS Sweeps 1-6: exact date of interview / UKDS Secure Access for project 118369 This is a dataset released as part of the CLS data sharing project DAC ref 041: The impact of a health information intervention on children's health, health-related behaviour and academic performance in the UK - This request was for the exact date of interview (i.e. DD/MM/YYYY) for MCS sweeps 1 - 6. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title MCS Sweeps 4 and 5: Distances to high performing schools / UKDS Secure Access for project 117286 
Description MCS, Sweeps 4 and 5: Distances to high performing schools in England / UKDS Secure Access for project 117286 This is a dataset released as part of the CLS data sharing project DAC ref 023 - Private schooling in the 21st century: Participation and outcomes - Calculating distances (based on road network) to a set of high performing schools in England 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title MCS linked to MEDIx air pollution - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-6, 2001-2015: Linked to MEDIx Air Pollution Deciles 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8153&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS linked to green space - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-5, 2001-2012: Linked to Green Space Deciles at LSOA (England) and Ward Level (UK) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8154&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title MCS3 Banded Distances to Schools - 1st edition 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey, 2006: Banded Distances to Current, First, Second, and Third Choice Schools 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8240&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fifth Survey, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Description Variables include Country Government Office Region Ward 1998 Census Statistic Ward Output Area 2001 Lower Super Output Area 2001 Middle Super Output Area 2001 Local Authority District / Unitary Authority 2001 Westminster Parliamentary Constituency 2005 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, First Survey: Secure Access 
Description Includes variables Country Government Office Region Ward 1998 Census Statistic Ward Output Area 2001 Lower Super Output Area 2001 Middle Super Output Area 2001 Local Authority District / Unitary Authority 2001 Westminster Parliamentary Constituency 2001 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Fourth Survey: Secure Access 
Description Variables include: Country Government Office Region Ward 1998 Census Statistic Ward Output Area 2001 Lower Super Output Area 2001 Middle Super Output Area 2001 Local Authority District / Unitary Authority 2001 Westminster Parliamentary Constituency 2005 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Second Survey: Secure Access 
Description Includes the variables Country Government Office Region Ward 1998 Census Statistic Ward Output Area 2001 Lower Super Output Area 2001 Middle Super Output Area 2001 Local Authority District / Unitary Authority 2001 Westminster Parliamentary Constituency 2001 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Geographical Identifiers, Third Survey: Secure Access 
Description Variables include Country Government Office Region Ward 1998 Census Statistic Ward Output Area 2001 Lower Super Output Area 2001 Middle Super Output Area 2001 Local Authority District / Unitary Authority 2001 Westminster Parliamentary Constituency 2005 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Education Administrative Dataset (KS2), England: Secure Access 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Linked Education Administrative Dataset (KS2), England 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7712-1
 
Title Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015 
Description Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000031
 
Title NCDS - CLPsych Shared Task 2018 Test and Training Datasets 
Description Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Shared Task, 2018: Test and Training Datasets 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL http://clpsych.org/shared-task-2018/
 
Title NCDS Age 11 Essays 
Description National Child Development Study Age 11 Essays - Imagine you are 25, 1969 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title NCDS Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data, 1st Edition 
Description National Child Development Study Cross-Sweep Harmonised Data, 1st Edition 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8342
 
Title NCDS Deaths Dataset, 1958-2016: Special Licence Access, 3rd Edition 
Description National Child Development Study Deaths Dataset, 1958-2016: Special Licence Access (3rd edition). For the 3rd edition (July 2018) an updated version of the data was deposited. The new edition includes data on known deaths among members of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) birth cohort up to 2016. The user guide has also been updated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=7717
 
Title NCDS Partnership Histories, 2nd edition 
Description National Child Development Study: Partnership Histories, 1974-2013 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6940&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title NCDS Sweep 2: "Imagine you are 25" Essays (Age 11, 1969), 1st Edition 
Description National Child Development Study: "Imagine you are 25" Essays (Sweep 2, Age 11), 1969 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=8313
 
Title NCDS Sweep 3 - Geographical Data - 1971 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description National Child Development Study: Sweep 3, 1971 Census Boundaries, 1974: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8218&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title NCDS Sweep 3 - Geographical Data - 1981 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description National Child Development Study: Sweep 3, 1981 Census Boundaries, 1974: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8219&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title NCDS Sweep 4 - Geographical Data - 1st edition 
Description National Child Development Study: Sweep 4, 1981: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8220&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title NCDS Sweep 5 - Geographical Data - 1st edition 
Description National Child Development Study: Sweep 5, 1991: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8221&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title NCDS and BCS70 Harmonised Educational Qualifications - 1st edition 
Description National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8127&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title National Child Development Study Deaths Dataset, 1958-2014: Special Licence Access 
Description includes the following variables: consolidated month of death consolidated year of death source of death information 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study Response and Outcomes Dataset, 1958-2013 
Description The variables cover response for each cohort member, for NCDS sweeps 1-9 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study: Activity Histories, 1974-2013 
Description National Child Development Study: Activity Histories, 1974-2013 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDS-SN-6942-1
 
Title National Child Development Study: Sweep 6, 1999-2000: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description Includes the following geographical variables: Country 2000 Government Office Region 1998 Ward 2003 Census Area Statistic Ward 2001 Output Area 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Area 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Area 2002 Local Authority District/Unitary Authority 2001 Parliamentary Constituency 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study: Sweep 7, 2004-2005: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description Includes the following geographical variables: Country 2004 Government Office Region 1998 Ward 2003 Census Area Statistics Ward 2001 Output Area 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Area 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Area 2005 Local Authority District/Unitary Authority 2005 Parliamentary Constituency 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study: Sweep 8, 2008-2009: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description Includes the following geographical variables: Country 2010 Government Office Region 1998 Ward 2003 Census Area Statistics Ward 2001 Output Area 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Area 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Area 2009 Local Authority District/Unitary Authority 2005 Parliamentary Constituency 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study: Sweep 9, 2001 Census Boundaries, 2013-2014: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description Includes the following geographical variables: Country 2010 Government Office Region 1998 Ward 2003 Census Area Statistics Ward 2001 Output Area 2001 Lower Layer Super Output Area 2001 Middle Layer Super Output Area 2013 Local Authority District/Unitary Authority 2010 Parliamentary Constituency 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title National Child Development Study: Sweep 9, 2011 Census Boundaries, 2013-2014: Geographical Identifiers: Secure Access 
Description Includes the following geographical variables: Country 2010 Government Office Region 1998 Ward 2003 Census Area Statistics Ward 2011 Output Area 2011 Lower Layer Super Output Area 2011 Middle Layer Super Output Area 2013 Local Authority District/Unitary Authority 2010 Parliamentary Constituency 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Next Steps Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016: Secure Access, 4th Edition 
Description Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016: Secure Access - 4th edition. For the fourth edition (October 2018), all school identifiers have been replaced with anonymised identifiers in the data file 'all_pupil_level_achievement_data_lsype_1_restricted' and all university identifiers have been replaced with anonymised identifiers in the data files 'w6_young_person_sensitive_variables_restricted' and 'w7_young_person_sensitive_variables_restricted'. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=7104
 
Title Next Steps, Sweep 8 - Geographical Data - 2011 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description Next Steps: Sweep 8, 2016: Geographical Identifiers, 2011 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8190&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Next Steps, Sweeps 1 and 8 - Geographical Data - 2001 Boundaries - 1st edition 
Description Next Steps: Sweeps 1 and 8, 2001 and 2016: Geographical Identifiers, 2001 Census Boundaries: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8189&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Next Steps, Sweeps 1-8 - Secure Access - 3rd edition 
Description Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016: Secure Access 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7104&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Next Steps: School segregation in all secondary schools in England / UKDS Secure Access for project 92560 
Description Next Steps: School segregation in all secondary schools in England / UKDS Secure Access for project 92560 This is a dataset released as part of the CLS data sharing project DAC ref 028 - The impact of socio-economic background and secondary schooling on students' access to labour market: Evidence from England, This is a CLS proposal that requested to link between-school segregation figures in all secondary schools in England, derived from the low security Schools Annual Census to Next Steps Secure Lab data (Project 92560). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet. 
 
Title Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016, 4th edition 
Description Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016, 4th edition For the 4th edition (January 2018), unfolding brackets income and benefits data for Wave 8 were deposited. In addition, some variable labels, value labels and missing values have been corrected in the Wave 8 main interview and derived files. The Wave 8 user guide has been updated accordingly. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=5545&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title Next Steps: linked Education data (NPD and ILR) / Government review of post-18 education provision 
Description Next Steps Sweep 8: linked Education data (NPD and ILR) / Government Review This is a dataset released as part of the CLS data sharing project DAC ref 039 - The proposed work will contribute to the Governments review of post-18 education provision, and is being done at the request of the review commissioner, Professor Alison Wolf. The analysis will consider the factors associated with aspirations, progression and outcomes in post-compulsory education for members of the LSYPE2 cohort, and compare to those of the LSYPE1 individuals, in order to identify changes over time. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title Study of Twins in the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study, 2008 
Description Study of Twins in the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study, 2008 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
URL http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8053-1
 
Description 'Soc-B' Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CLS provides CLS bio-social data resources to be available to PhD students for their research, plus Ploubidis for CLS leads a significant element of the training, while CLS comms team contributes impact training to the partnership.
Collaborator Contribution Major doctoral training partnership
Impact Too early
Start Year 2016
 
Description CLOSER 
Organisation Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Participation and collaboration with CLOSER - including direct work on a number of work packages and in attending the quarterly Leadership conferences and personal invitations to speak at workshops hosted by CLOSER CLS is contributing to a number of further work areas of CLOSER - for example in providing a teaching data set and material on methods for the CLOSER training hub.
Collaborator Contribution CLOSER's mission is to maximise the use, value and impact of the UK's longitudinal studies, which include the three birth cohort studies based at CLS.
Impact CLOSER participation has brought huge advantages to the CLS studies across all its key areas of work (see CLOSER website for further details)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Collaboration with Cohorts within UCL Population Health Sciences 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is aimed to bring cohorts at UCL together, on scientific and operational grounds. Alissa Goodman is attending monthly meetings with key colleagues leading cohorts the faculty of Population Health Sciences, including colleagues from ELSA, Whitehall II, SABRE and British Regional Heart Study.
Collaborator Contribution Nish Chaturvedi has facilitated and organised regular meetings to discuss strategic avenues for the collaboration.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with UCL Department of Economics to recruit shared position of Reader and Co-Investigator for NCDS 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In an appointment shared with UCL Economics, CLS recruited Gabriella Conti as co-investigator of NCDS.
Collaborator Contribution This post is jointly held by UCL Department of Economics and CLS.
Impact Gabriella was instrumental to the successful running of the scientific conference "NCDS - 60 years of our lives".
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with UCL: Faculty of Population Health Sciences and Institute of Cardiovascular Science 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As Principal Investigator of NCDS, Alissa leads the study in the next pivotal sweep at age 61 and is responsible for the content, design and analysis. For this biomedical sweep, Alissa collaborates with David Batty, Professor of Epidemiology, and Alun Hughes, Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology.
Collaborator Contribution David Batty and Alun Hughes are Co-PIs to the NCDS age 61 biomedical sweep and complete the multidisciplinary team which have expertise in biomedical, epidemiological, and social science, ageing research on chronic disease using a life course perspective, and advanced statistical analysis.
Impact Biomedical sweep is in design - see contributions above.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with UCL: Faculty of Population Health Sciences and Institute of Cardiovascular Science 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As Principal Investigator of NCDS, Alissa leads the study in the next pivotal sweep at age 61 and is responsible for the content, design and analysis. For this biomedical sweep, Alissa collaborates with David Batty, Professor of Epidemiology, and Alun Hughes, Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology.
Collaborator Contribution David Batty and Alun Hughes are Co-PIs to the NCDS age 61 biomedical sweep and complete the multidisciplinary team which have expertise in biomedical, epidemiological, and social science, ageing research on chronic disease using a life course perspective, and advanced statistical analysis.
Impact Biomedical sweep is in design - see contributions above.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing (UCL) 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing (LHA), and CLS have jointly recruited a new Senior Lecturer to build a social science research programme working across the NHSD (1946 birth cohort) and the four CLS cohorts (NCDS, BCS70, Next Steps and MCS). Their aim is to develop a substantive funding base to support this goal. The UCL Institute of Education has contributed 50% of the funding for this post for 3 years to support its initiation
Collaborator Contribution LHA has contributed 50% of the funding for this post for 3 years to support its initiation.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration - across biomedical and social science.The outcome so far is the recruitment of the post
Start Year 2017
 
Description Epigenetics and Social Science Network 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Epigenetics and Social Science Network aims to enhance interaction in the field of epigenetics between social and biological scientific communities. I am one of the representatives of the social science community, and as economist my contribution involves incorporating the role of epigenetic changes as mechanisms through which early life exposures affect outcomes through the lifecycle.
Collaborator Contribution The Epigenetics and Social Science Network aims to enhance interaction in the field of epigenetics between social and biological scientific communities. Partners involve both biological and social scientists. The social scientits contribute by incorporating the role of epigenetic changes as mechanisms through which early life exposures affect outcomes through the lifecycle. The biological scientists contribute by guaranteeing the biological plausibility of the mechanisms hypothesized in models and then tested in the data.
Impact The network has meetings approximately twice per year, usually at the University of Bristol. It is multidisciplinary, involving social and biological scientists (economists, psychologists, biologists, epidemiologists). I am currently involved in a project (with Matt Suderman and Caroline Relton from the University of Bristol) which aims at understanding whether different measures of neonatal health (birth weight, length and head circumference) are associated with completely different, or partially overlapping, epigenetic markers. This project is giving interesting results and we will soon writing them up.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Home Moves in US and UK: outcomes in early childhood 
Organisation City University of New York (CUNY)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked jointly to develop models for managing and analysing data on early childhood transitions and developments in two child cohort studies. We put on a workshop for potential data users in New York, and symposia in two international conferences of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies, and one US conference. We hosted visits to London by three CUNY team members
Collaborator Contribution We worked jointly to develop models for managing and analysing data on early childhood transitions and developments in two child cohort studies. We put on a workshop for potential data users in New York, and symposia in two international conferences of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies, and one US conference. Three CUNY team members made visits to work at CLS
Impact A special issue collecting outputs together is in production the journal Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies, 2016 The papers are interdisciplinary, touching on geography, social policy, demography and child development. A paper focussing on the scope for international comparison of the two datasets is under revision. Progress interrupted by maternity leave
Start Year 2013
 
Description International research collaborations for data collection for validation of life history questions, NCDS age 61 sweep 
Organisation The RAND Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In planning the age 61 sweep for NCDS, Alissa is leading discussion designing a validation of the HRS-family of studies' life history module using the 1958 British birth cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators travelled from USA and Belgium to bring their knowledge of the design of the Life History data in the HRS family of studies to NCDS. The group exchanged different methodological approaches to validating life history data.
Impact The life history module is in design.
Start Year 2017
 
Description International research collaborations for data collection for validation of life history questions, NCDS age 61 sweep 
Organisation University of Leuven
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In planning the age 61 sweep for NCDS, Alissa is leading discussion designing a validation of the HRS-family of studies' life history module using the 1958 British birth cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators travelled from USA and Belgium to bring their knowledge of the design of the Life History data in the HRS family of studies to NCDS. The group exchanged different methodological approaches to validating life history data.
Impact The life history module is in design.
Start Year 2017
 
Description International research collaborations for data collection for validation of life history questions, NCDS age 61 sweep 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In planning the age 61 sweep for NCDS, Alissa is leading discussion designing a validation of the HRS-family of studies' life history module using the 1958 British birth cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators travelled from USA and Belgium to bring their knowledge of the design of the Life History data in the HRS family of studies to NCDS. The group exchanged different methodological approaches to validating life history data.
Impact The life history module is in design.
Start Year 2017
 
Description International research collaborations for data collection for validation of life history questions, NCDS age 61 sweep 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In planning the age 61 sweep for NCDS, Alissa is leading discussion designing a validation of the HRS-family of studies' life history module using the 1958 British birth cohort.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators travelled from USA and Belgium to bring their knowledge of the design of the Life History data in the HRS family of studies to NCDS. The group exchanged different methodological approaches to validating life history data.
Impact The life history module is in design.
Start Year 2017
 
Description META-DAC 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The META-DAC governs the use of genetic data and depletable biological samples generated by CLS. As PI of NCDS and Director of CLS, Alissa Goodman is an 'observer' to the committee while Jon Johnson was a key part of the technical committee whilst at CLS.
Collaborator Contribution The META-DAC provides expertise on the governance of biosamples and associated specialised data (primarily genetic)
Impact The META-DAC 'S own research fish entry lists its outputs Disciplines: genetic epidemiology, data infrastructure and governance, social science
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partner investigator with the Austrialia Research Council Life Course Centre 
Organisation Australian Research Council
Department Life Course Centre
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Alissa Goodman is a partner investigator with the above group. The partnership runs for a number of years and will include attendance at conferences, workshops, research exchanges, providing information about data in the UK, helping to facilitate comparative work
Collaborator Contribution In the future this will involve visits to the UK and research exchanges
Impact Information exchange
Start Year 2015
 
Description Peterborough Early Childhood Intervention 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Responsibility for formulating the data collection plan, selecting measures to pilot and overseeing the piloting of assessments in Peterborough (part of feasibility study funded by Nuffield Foundation)
Collaborator Contribution Submission of bid to Nuffield Foundation for feasibility study; scientific leadership of the feasibility study
Impact Nuffield Foundation funded a pilot study on this, which completed in 2018. Home visits were conducted with approximately 20 participants, and data was collected from them (including on wellbeing and mental health) and is now being transcribed for analysis. One day workshop at Peterborough in May 2017, including early years providers and other stakeholders in Peterborough, with the aim of introducing the intervention and soliciting advice and suggestions from local practitionersincluding policymakers and practitioners. This is a collaboration amongst economists, psychologists and early childcare providers
Start Year 2014
 
Description Record Linkages with HMRC 
Organisation HMRC HM Revenue & Customs
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are working closely with HMRC officials to enact record linkages on the basis of informed consent to all four of the CLS cohort studies
Collaborator Contribution HMRC are contributing their expertise, and advice as well as ultimately the provision of linked data
Impact Joint presentation at CLOSER workshop in July 2016 Aiming for output of linked data, made available for the research community to use
Start Year 2012
 
Description Record linkages with Department for Education 
Organisation Department for Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CLS is working in close partnership with DfE to enact linkage of DfE's National Pupil Database (NPD) and associated records (e.g. ILR and HESA) to the CLS cohorts (MCS and Next Steps), and to share this data with researchers via the UK Data Service (UKDS)
Collaborator Contribution DfE has provided CLS with linked data and maintains an ongoing agreement for onward sharing
Impact Many research papers have been created by the research community as a outcome of this partnership.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Record linkages with Department for Work and Pensions 
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are working in partnership with DWP to enact consented record linkages in all four CLS studies
Collaborator Contribution Graham Knox and Mike Daly at DWP have developed a model for linkage projects like ours and are engaging collaboratively with us in this
Impact We are aiming for a set of linked data for research with an agreement for onward sharing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Record linkages with Ministry of Justice 
Organisation Ministry of Justice
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CLS is working with MoJ to enact linkage of Police National Computer (PNC) database records with Next Steps, and to share this data with researchers via the UK Data Service (UKDS). We may also in future link PNC data to the other cohort studies.
Collaborator Contribution Agreements are being putting in place around data linkage and onward sharing.
Impact There is a draft sharing agreement completed by CLS to be submitted to MoJ.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Record linkages with NHS Digital for tracing and research 
Organisation Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this collaboration is to achieve linkage between data provided by a number of bodies via NHS digital to the CLS cohorts, and to achieve agreement for onward sharing with researchers
Collaborator Contribution We have worked closely with NHS Digital to achieve linkage for both tracing and research, and discussions relating to onward sharing are ongoing.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2013
 
Description Record linkages with NHS Digital for tracing and research 
Organisation NHS England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this collaboration is to achieve linkage between data provided by a number of bodies via NHS digital to the CLS cohorts, and to achieve agreement for onward sharing with researchers
Collaborator Contribution NHS has provided CLS with data for tracing purposes, so that CLS can re-contact cohort members before a survey. It has also notified CLS of cohort members deaths or embarkations. NHS has provided health data linked to three CLS cohort Studies (Next Steps, BCS70 and NCDS). Negotiations to get permission to onward share of the data with the research community is currently ongoing.
Impact Methodological work on the data .
Start Year 2017
 
Description Record linkages with NHS Scotland 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CLS is working in close partnership with NHS Scotland to enact linkage of health records to the CLS cohorts (BCS, NCDS and MCS), and to share this data with researchers via the UK Data Service (UKDS)
Collaborator Contribution NHS Scotland has provided CLS with linked data and approved its onward sharing for MCS, with approval for the other cohorts to be agreed
Impact Linked data have been prepared and will be deposited with the UKDS.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Record linkages with SAIL Databank for Welsh Education and Health 
Organisation SAIL Databank
PI Contribution CLS is working in close partnership with SAIL Databank to enact linkage of Welsh education and health records to the Millennium Cohort Study, and to share this data with researchers via the UK Data Service (UKDS)
Collaborator Contribution SAIL Databank has provided CLS with linked data for education data (Key Stage 1) and patient episode data 2001-2012. CLS and Sail Databank are currently collaborating to add in more recent data linkages.
Impact Linked data have been deposited with the UK Data Service. Many research papers have been created by the research community.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Records Linkage with the Department of Education 
Organisation Department for Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CLS is working in close partnership with DfE to enact linkage of DfE's National Pupil Database (NPD) and associated records (e.g. ILR ) to the CLS cohorts (MCS and Next Steps), and to share this data with researchers via the UK Data Service (UKDS)
Collaborator Contribution DfE has provided CLS with NPD data (KS 2-KS 4) including GCSE results linked to MCS cohort data. This Data will be made available for researcher to use via the UKDS. DfE has provided CLS with NPD and ILR linked to Next Steps cohort data. Permissions to onward share of the data are currently ongoing.
Impact Many research papers have been created by the research community as a outcome of this partnership. The new data provided including GCSE results will be of great use for future research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description UNICEF REPoRT CARD 
Organisation UNICEF
Department Innocenti Research Centre
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice on the drafting of reports on child poverty, particularly those making use of the Millennium cohort
Collaborator Contribution The partners were the main authors
Impact The CLS input has only been advisory
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Private schooling, subject choice and upper secondary academic attainment in England: Using the Next Steps Generation" was presented at the Private Schools Workshop on 17th December 2018, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The paper presented explores Private Schooling in England.

With approximately three times the resources per pupil in private, compared with state schools, Britain's private sector presents an interesting case of what could be expected from schools that are extremely well resourced. This paper studies the links between private schooling and educational performance in upper secondary school, as measured through their performance in 'A level', the main school-leaving assessment which determines access to universities. Using data from the Next Steps survey of pupils born in 1989/90, we find evidence that, compared with otherwise observably similar state school students in upper secondary education and controlling for prior attainment, those at private school study 27 percent more 'facilitating' subjects, which are known to be favoured by high-status universities; they are placed 8 percentage points higher in the A level rankings (this could be equivalent to the difference between a student with AAB to a student with AAA) and 11 percentage points higher in the rankings for 'facilitating' A levels (this could be equivalent to the difference between a student with ABB to a student with AAA). We find no evidence of a private school advantage for ever attending any university but some evidence of a private school advantage for attending an elite university. Taken together with earlier studies at primary and lower secondary education levels, our findings mean that private schooling in Britain is associated with modest but cumulative advantages at all stages of education from primary onwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description "Schooling and unequal outcomes in youth and adulthood: the long-term effects of private schooling in the 1970s and 1980s" presentation at event on "Britain's Private Schools in the 21st Century" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at symposium at IOE, UCL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 60 Years of Our Lives: Conference for the 60th Birthday of the National Child Development Study 
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 We organized a conference for the 60th birthday of the NCDS. (http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4650?emTitle=NCDS+60+years+of+our+lives&sitesectionid=28&sitesectiontitle=Events) It was a huge success, we put together a high-quality scientific programme and received much interest and positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4650&itemTitle=NCDS+60+years+of+our+lives&sitesectio...
 
Description ADRC meeting Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was an ADRC Wales event and they had a few presentations from longitudinal studies and we were invited to present about the MCS and an example finding using the data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ADRN Productive Society Themed Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to become a partner in the ADRN Theme 'Productive Society'. The purpose of this Theme Partnership is to consider the following questions and to take
the actions necessary to answer them:
1. What are the most important economic and social issues within this Theme?
2. What sort of insights are needed to make a difference to those issues?
3. What administrative datasets are needed to support those insights?
4. How should these data be created and used for these purposes?
5. What shall we do first?
Outcomes included highlighting the need for rich employer-employee linked data sets. A follow up meeting is currently being planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ADRN Themed Workshop: Data for Children, World of Work, and Tomorrow's Adult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alissa was invited to become a partner in the ADRN Themes 'Data for Children', 'World of Work' and 'Tomorrow's Adult'. The purpose of this Theme Partnership is to consider the following questions and to take the actions necessary to answer them: 1. What are the most important economic and social issues within this Theme? 2. What sort of insights are needed to make a difference to those issues? 3. What administrative datasets are needed to support those insights? 4. How should these data be created and used for these purposes? 5. What shall we do first? Outcomes included highlighting the need for rich employer-employee linked data sets. Follow up meetings are in planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AERA Conference, Washington DC 
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 conference presentation at the American Educational Research Association which was well attended professional practioners, teachers, school leaders and researchers on the Sexual minority bullying. There was considerable discussion afterwards and from this I made many contacts. The abstract follows: This study investigates whether Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) young adults are more at risk of bullying than their heterosexual peers using Next Steps, a nationally representative longitudinal dataset from England. The experiences of more than 7,200 young adults from across England who were born in 1989-90 are examined. At age 20, the young adults were asked about their sexual identity and whether they had been bullied in the previous 12 months and during secondary school. The findings show that young LGB adults had a 52 per cent chance of having been bullied in the past year at age 20, compared to a 38 per cent chance for their heterosexual peers, after taking into account other characteristics that may make someone more likely to be targeted, such as gender, ethnicity, disability, or family socioeconomic background. The situation had improved slightly since their school years. Between the ages of 14 and 16, young people who later went on to identify as LGB had a 56 per cent chance of having been bullied in the past year, compared to a 45 per cent chance for their heterosexual peers. Moreover LGB young people were at considerably greater risk of being bullied frequently - that is, once or more every fortnight - during secondary school. LGB young people were found to be more than twice as likely as their heterosexual classmates to be regularly physically bullied and excluded from social groups. This paper also examines the association between being bullied and life satisfaction: the findings show that by the time they reached age 20, young LGB adults were less likely than their heterosexual peers to report being "very satisfied" with how their lives had turned out so far. However, all young adults - regardless of sexual identity - were less likely to be very satisfied with their lives if they had been bullied. In summary, although all people are less likely to be bullied as they get older, young LGB adults remain at higher risk than their peers. These findings suggest that in order to tackle the problem, anti-bullying interventions cannot be focused only at schools and their pupils. Policymakers, employers, further education institutions and others working with young adults need to do just as much in order to challenge discrimination at all ages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings
 
Description Adolescent wellbeing conference UCL - 12th December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mental health and wellbeing in the Millennium Cohort Study, Professor Emla Fitzsimons
Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study, we will report on the prevalence of mental ill-health through childhood, from age 3, and into early adolescence, age 14. We will focus on the transition of symptoms between age 11 and 14 years, a key transitional stage of pubertal development, coinciding also with the important move from primary to secondary school. We will present a range of relevant correlates of different transition experiences, including bullying, pubertal age, socio-economic position, family stability etc. We will also investigate correlates of both mental illness and wellbeing in adolescence, and thereby the extent to which these two concepts - often considered to be two ends of the same spectrum - overlap or differ.

'From adolescence to early adulthood: longitudinal analysis of probable mental ill health', Dr Morag Henderson
This analysis will make use of the new age 25 data from the Next Steps cohort of young people born in 1989/1990. This presentation will explore mental ill health longitudinally and will examine correlates of adolescent mental ill health (at age 14 and 16) and their association with mental ill health at age 25. It will also identify the correlates of recovery from adolescent mental ill health and explore what predicts prolonged incidence of mental ill health symptoms and 'recovery'. Moreover the question of how adolescent mental ill health is associated with social outcomes at age 25 will be answered, including labour market outcomes, life satisfaction, family form ation and drug use.


'Early childhood parenting type and adolescent mental health problems', Dr Aase Villadsen
Several factors have been shown to contribute the development of childhood and adolescent mental health problems. However, family environment and parenting are highlighted as especially influential, with the period of early childhood being regarded as formative years that continue to shape outcomes later in life. The well-known typology of parenting of Baumrind - authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, uninvolved - is based on configurations of high and low parental responsiveness and demandingness. The authoritative parenting type, characterised by high levels of warmth and high structure, is regarded as optimal in terms of child functioning. A number of previous studies have confirmed this; although these have largely examined concurrent or short-term associations between parenting types and child functioning. Very little is known about the relationship between parenting types and children's longer-term adjustment, which we study here. Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study we examine parenting types in early childhood (age 3) and their longitudinal prediction of mental health difficulties in early adolescence (age 14).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advisory Board: ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoc) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Emla Fitzsimons is a member of the MiSoc Advisory Board. Emla's attendance at Board meetings would advise on strategy and decisions. MiSoc Directors and researchers attended the meeting in October 2015. Emla's attendance has further strengthened collaborations with a large ESRC-funded investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Advisory Group: Modelling Work Based on Millennium Cohort of Children, Public Health England (MCS6) 
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 I acted as part of the advisory group for the project that Public Health England (PHE) commissioned the London School of Economics to undertake a literature review and multivariate analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) data to identify factors during pregnancy, infancy and the early years and their association with a broad range of outcomes for children aged 5 7 and 11 years.
They are considering four outcome domains: health; behaviour; cognitive outcomes; and social and peer outcomes.
The measures to be used for each of the outcomes for each of these domains are:
• Health: overweight/ obesity / BMI (measured at all sweeps from age 3 to age 11)
• Behaviour: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), and its subscales (measured at all sweeps from age 3 to age 11)
• Cognitive and educational outcomes: the various cognitive assessments implemented at the different sweeps, from age 3 to age 11; plus linked National Pupil Database (NPD) Key Stage 2 (KS2) scores at age 11.
• Social and peer outcomes: bullying (as reported by child at ages 7 and 11); peer problems subscale from the SDQ (as reported by parent at all sweeps from age 3 to age 11).

This is an intensive piece of work and I am seeking your support to join an Advisory Group to help to oversee the development of this work and to monitor progress.
The commitment involved:
• Review the draft literature review between 14 and 17 March 2016.
• Participate in an Advisory Group meeting 17 March 2016 to sign off literature review. Time to be arranged
• Review PREview scoping report + analytical plan 4 between 4 April and 7 April 2016
• Participate in Advisory Group meeting 7 April 2016 for presentation of analytical PREview scoping report + sign off of analytical plan. Time to be arranged
• Review draft report between 27 April and 6 May 2016
• Participate in Advisory Group 6 May 2016 to sign off final report. Time to be arranged

I appreciate the timescales for this work are ambitious but I would really appreciate your support to ensure we can deliver this work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Advisory panel meeting, Secondary Education and Social Change in the United Kingdom since 1945 (SES) project, University of Cambridge 
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 Advisory panel meeting, project using narrative and cohort data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advisory to the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (2) 
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 In my capacity of Acting PI of the Millennium Cohort Study I was asked to participate in the questionnaire development of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2 (LSYPE2). I was able to offer some insight into the planned content of the MCS Age 17 and overlaps with the LSYPE2 planned content. This enabled some cost-saving for the LSYPE2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Analysis: Who are the children hoping to earn £24 an hour? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Children from some ethnic minority groups are most likely to aspire to university and aim for well-paid jobs, a new study has found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and the UCL Institute of Education analysed data on more than 12,000 children born in the UK at the turn of the new century who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. These findings featured in a BBC News analysis piece authored by Professor Lucinda Platt, LSE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45561184
 
Description Animations - Aspirations animations and classroom resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Based upon information from the Millennium Cohort Study our research shows that when 11-year-old girls are asked about their dream jobs, they tend to think of ones where the current workforce is predominantly made of women, while boys set their sights on jobs that are largely carried out by men. We've created animations and classroom resources aimed at primary school pupils 7-11 years old, and at young people aged 11-14. The animations and classroom resources are designed to inspire and challenge pupils to consider the effects of gender bias on the choices they make for their careers. During 2019 we are hoping to pilot the animations and classroom resources with teachers, career advisers and pupils to see if they might be of value as a learning resource for schools across the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Article for general audience: Sullivan, A. 'The elusive leg-up' ESRC 'Britain in 2015' (p.104). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement with general public, sharing research findings on social mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article for practitioner journal: Sullivan, A. 2015. 'The Life-long Benefits of Reading for Pleasure'. The School Librarian 63(1) 5. 
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 Librarians learned about research on reading for pleasure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Automated content analysis: special training session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To coincide with the release of the National Child Development Study Age 11 essays, CLS organised a practical training session for researchers to learn how to use automated content analysis to get the most from the new data. The half-day workshop was led by H. Andrew Schwartz (Stony Brook University). 31 delegates registered for the session. Of the evaluation forms received, 44% rated it as 8 or higher (out of 10) for it's relevancy to their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4670&itemTitle=Automated+Content+Analysis%3a+special...
 
Description BAMBERG Sibling analysis age at moving 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAMBERG Sibling analysis family structure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Paper presented to SLLS conference has sinced been written up and submitted to an international journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAMBERG comparative analysis US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Furthe developments of the paper comparing US and UK on child outcomes of moves in the early years took one step closer to becoming a journal submission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC News interview 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on BBC news on 13/04/17 regarding government policy on Grammar schools. Challenged policy based on research evidence from cohorts and other studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/news-pub/april-2017/media-grammar-schools-selective-by-definiti...
 
Description BCS70 participant-facing website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact CLS designed and built a participant-facing website for BCS70 study members. The purpose of the website is to provide feedback to study members on the findings and impact of the study, as well as to provide important information about upcoming surveys and how they can update their contact details. Study members can also access any information that has been sent to them by post, the study's other main communication channel. Plain English summaries of learning under different topics, infographics with descriptive statistics from each age, and a regular news feed were added to the site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bcs70.info
 
Description BERA Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/elite-universities-fields-of-study-and-top-salaries-which-degree-will-make-you-rich
Blog post to accompany journal article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/elite-universities-fields-of-study-and-top-salaries-which-degree-will-ma...
 
Description BERA blog "Why education research needs working papers " 
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 BERA blog
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/why-education-research-needs-working-papers
 
Description BERA blog on "The gender wars, academic freedom and education" (Jan 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article explains concerns relating to trans-orthodox ideology and academic freedom. Within a week, the piece had achieved over 4,000 reads, making it the 3rd most read BERA blog ever (we expect it will achieve first place once it has been up a while longer).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/the-gender-wars-academic-freedom-and-education
 
Description BERLIN_ SIBLING ANALYSES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two presentations using the older sibling data in MCS to investigate effects on child behavioural outcomes of a) family structure and b) age at moving home. The presenters were Tarek Mostafa and Ludovica Gambaro respectively.
The audience was particularly interested in the fixed effects methodology, applied for the first time to these data/
The papers will be devloped for publication and presented again in a more developed form at the 2016 conference of another international society, SLLS in October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.espe2016.de/
 
Description BLOG on MCS Profile 
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 Blog based on the publication in October 2016 of the MCS cohort profile in Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/social-inequalities-the-report-card/
 
Description BOLD blog on prenatal development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed for the BOLD blog of the Jacobs Foundation on my research on prenatal development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://bold.expert/a-healthy-life-starts-even-before-birth/
 
Description Blog for International Women's Day on Longitudinal Research 
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 A blog was posted to highlight points made in an article for World of Labor on 'Why do we need longtidinal survey data?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://wol.iza.org/articles/why-do-we-need-longitudinal-survey-data/long
 
Description Blog post on grammar testing in schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Does traditional grammar instruction improve children's writing ability?

Posted on July 5, 2016
Alice Sullivan and Dominic Wyse.

"Children in England have recently taken their statutory tests at age 10-11 (commonly known as Key Stage 2 SATs). The results, published today, show that the pass rate has plummeted compared to last year. This is because the nature of the tests changed dramatically in 2016. We focus here on why the new English tests have been so difficult for children to pass - and why most parents would struggle to pass the tests too."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/does-traditional-grammar-instruction-improve-children...
 
Description Blog: A misspent youth? How new technology is shedding light on what teenagers do all day 
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 Writing for the CLS website blog, Dr Emily Gilbert discussed how the use of new technology in surveys has enabled researchers to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/blog-a-misspent-youth-how-new-technology-is-shedding-light-on-what-teenagers-d...
 
Description Blog: A misspent youth? How new technology is shedding light on what teenagers do all day 
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 This blog was written by Dr Emily Gilbert. It discusses how the use of new technology has enabled researchers to gain new insights into the lives of today's teenager. The blog was released to coincide with the new Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 time use diary and accelerometer data deposit. As of 22 June 2018, the blog on the CLS website has had 82 visits. It was also cross-posted on the CLOSER website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=4702&itemTitle=Blog%3a+A+misspent+youth%3f+How+new+technol...
 
Description Blog: Anti-Bullying Week 
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 This blog came in response to the DfE's announcement that 30,000 fewer young people in England are being bullied compared to 10 years ago. The blog was timed to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week. The blog covered findings from MCS, Next Steps and NCDS.

The blog was extensively shared on social media, with engagement predominently from academics and third sector organisations.

No impact as of yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/bullying-what-have-longitudinal-studies-taught-us/
 
Description Blog: Children's mental wellbeing and ill-health: not two sides of the same coin 
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 If I asked you what makes a child happy, one possible answer would be the opposite of what makes them sad. This would be considered a non-controversial response. The intuitive assumption when considering subjective wellbeing and psychological distress is that factors associated with one are associated with the other - albeit in the opposite direction. But what if we're wrong? What if wellbeing and mental illness, or happy and sad, are not two sides of the same mental health coin?

In this blog for World Mental Health Day, Dr Praveetha Patalay examines the factors that influence children's mental illness and wellbeing using the Millennium Cohort Study. The blog appeared on the What Works for Wellbeing blog, and was cross-posted to the IOE London blog and the CLS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://whatworkswellbeing.org/2016/10/10/childrens-mental-wellbeing-and-ill-health-not-two-sides-of...
 
Description Blog: Give it time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Recent political events have focussed minds on society's deeply rooted inequalities and their long-reaching consequences. The gap between the rich and poor is growing as is the gap between generations - a recent IFS report found that people born in the 1980s had only half the wealth by their early 30s that the generation born ten years earlier had had at the same age. Social mobility is stagnant at best, causing concern across the political spectrum. Problems such as depression and obesity grow apace. How can we best understand and solve these social challenges? In this blog, Prof Alissa Goodman and Prof Alice Sullivan reveal why the answer lies in Britain's rich tradition of cohort studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/give-it-time/
 
Description Blog: Our longitudinal future - providing robust evidence for policy across the life course, from newborns right through to older age 
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 Writing for the ESRC blog, Professor Alissa Goodman responded to the ESRC's Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review, discussing the strengths of our cohort studies, and anticipating future challenges and possible solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blog.esrc.ac.uk/2018/05/18/our-longitudinal-future-providing-robust-evidence-for-policy-acro...
 
Description Blog: The long roots of childhood, and how they explain economic inequalities across the whole of life 
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 On 11 September 2018, Prof Alissa Goodman published a piece on the IOE London blog on how longitudinal evidence can help determine the root causes of economic inequalities in UK society. The blog was a follow-up to her inaugural public lecture in June 2018.

At the time of submission, the blog had been viewed 161 times on the CLS website, and 527 many times on the IOE blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/the-long-roots-of-childhood-and-how-they-explain-econ...
 
Description Blog: Why education research needs working papers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 29 May 2018, Prof Alice Sullivan published a piece on the IOE London Blog about the importance of working papers to education research. In it, she makes the case that working paper archives are an asset to the research cultures of the hard sciences and the social sciences, and that UK education research should be able to reap the benefits too.

At the time of submission, the blog had been viewed 464 times on the IOE blog and 3 times on the CLS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/why-education-research-needs-working-papers/
 
Description Briefing paper: Occupational aspirations of children from primary school to teenage years across ethnic groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This briefing paper was written by Prof Lucinda Platt and Dr Sam Parsons. It focused on the findings for two key research questions: How do occupational aspirations of girls and boys from different ethnic groups compare? and To what extent do they feed through into subsequent occupational outcomes? The briefing was made available on the CLS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/9948_CLS_Paper_Occupational_Aspirations_of_Children...
 
Description Broadcast: Millions tune in to BBC One to watch film celebrating childhood dreams of NCDS members 
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 The BBC One Show travelled back to 1969 in November 2018 to feature a film about three National Child Development Study members who wrote essays at age 11 imagining what their lives would be like when they reached 25. In 2018 the study, and three of its members, Sally Johnston, Steve Christmas and Jackie Adkins turned 60. The BBC interviewed them to see whether they fulfilled their aspirations, and to discover how their lives have unfolded since.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/millions-tune-in-to-bbc-one-to-watch-film-celebrating-childhood-dreams-of-ncds...
 
Description Bullying experience and effects: UK evidence (public engagement event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the lead-up to Anti-Bullying Week 2015, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the Anti-Bullying Alliance hosted campaigners, charities, local authorities and others to discuss the latest evidence on how bullying is affecting children and young people. This event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, and was hosted by Barclays at their creative space in east London. It was hosted by CLS in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

Speakers included Dr Stella Chatzitheochari, University of Warwick (presented research on bullying among children with disabilities); Dr Morag Henderson, CLS (presented research on bullying among sexual minorities); Prof Louise Arseneault, King's College London (presented on the long-term effects of childhood bullying on adult physical and mental health); Kiri Joliffe, Young NCB representative (presented a first-hand account of her experiences being bullied at school); Anna Feuchtwang, Anti-Bullying Alliance (chair).

There were just under 140 delegates in attendance: 42 members of the third sector, 28 members of the public sector, 38 academics, 21 members of the general public, and 9 others.

Following the presentations from academics, the panel (including a young person and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance team), engaged in a discussion with the audience.

Delegates gave this event an average of 8/10 on satisfaction, and a 8.5/10 on relevance.

Following the event, a PGCE Programme Leader from the UCL Institute of Education requested more information on the research to inform teacher training on equality and diversity.

CLS also had requests for further information from Buckinghamshire County Council, The Theatre Centre (empowering young leadership and youth activism through the arts), and members of the public.


Following the event, the Founder and President of Red Balloon Learner Centres asked to collaborate on future bullying work.

Following the event, a delegate from Buckinghamshire County Council requested 100 copies of all event materials to distribute to delegates at the Council's upcoming E-Safety Conference for students and professionals working with children and young people.

Our co-hosts, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, have asked us to run a joint seminar every year in advance of Anti-Bully
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/bullyingseminar
 
Description CASE Social Exclusion Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Enquiries from civil servants and journalists in response to the release of the accompanying Briefing document
Interest from other researchers and research students

220 unique pageviews of CLS Briefing paper, which has been downloaded 40 times

Proceedings disseminated by CASE podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case/_new/events/calendar/Month.asp?sdate=9-5-2015
 
Description CLOSER Conference, British Library, 1-2 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented paper with Prof. Dick Wiggins on research: "A structural equation modelling approach to Understanding Childhood Influences on happiness, cognitive functioning and Well-Being in Early-Old-Age"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/conference
 
Description CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series V 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the series is to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.

The fifth seminar in the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series features talks from Dick Wiggins, Professor in Quantitative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, and Lisa Calderwood, Principal Investigator of Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England) and the Senior Survey Manager at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

Dr Lisa Calderwood

The prevention of non-response in longitudinal surveys: an overview of the literature and some ideas for future research

This presentation is about the prevention of unit non-response in longitudinal surveys through improving survey practice. I will give a brief overview of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature on non-response in longitudinal surveys covering all of the main sources of non-response i.e. location, contact and co-operation and focusing primarily on evidence from major face-to-face longitudinal surveys in the UK. Recent developments such as the use of para-data, adaptive or response designs and targeted response inducement strategies will be discussed. I will highlight some gaps in our knowledge and suggest some ideas for future research and practice.


Professor Dick Wiggins

Co-author: Tarek Mostafa

The impact of attrition and non-response in birth cohort studies: a need to incorporate missingness strategies

This paper reveals the need to incorporate strategies to handle missing data by revealing the extent of attrition in the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study (BCS70) and how it affects sample composition over time. To begin with we illustrate the construction of inverse probability weights (IPWs) to adjust for the unit non-response. Secondly, we illustrate the impact of using IPWs and multiple imputation (MI) for an artificially constructed set of patterns of missingness for a substantive research question. Our findings show that when the predictive power of the response models is weak, the efficacy of using IPWs is undermined. Further, MI is effective in reducing the bias resulting from item missingness when the magnitude of the bias is high and the imputation models are well specified.

We recorded the two presenations and they are available on the project website.

The recorded videos and the webpage has been viewed several times. The event itself also generated a lot of interesting discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.closer.ac.uk/news-opinion/2015/latest-videos-dr-lisa-calderwood-professor-dick/
 
Description CLOSER Webinar: Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar covered all introductory aspect of how to use these two cohort data resources, including summaries of the data that has most recently been added.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/cls-webinar-ncds-bcs70-2018/
 
Description CLOSER conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at the annual CLOSER conference on 'The impact of maternal employment on children's weight', evidenced using the Millennium Cohort Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CLOSER workshop "What can the language used in essays written at age 11 tell us about children's future social mobility?" - 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 The talk was a part of the CLOSER seminar series, which aim to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research. I showcased a piece of research, which uses the harmonised income and earnings dataset in combination with the linguistic features extracted from the essays written by National Child Development Study (NCDS) participant at age 11.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/november-closer-seminar/
 
Description CLS cohort training event, Cardiff University 14th March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data
14 March 2018
Cardiff University
Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences.
For example, what determines health across life? How has social mobility changed? What determines voting preferences?
This workshop will give both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK's internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS):
• 1958 National Child Development Study;
• 1970 British Cohort Study;
• Millennium Cohort Study;
• Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England).
Delegates will be given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. There will also be updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases.
The session will feature guest speakers who will discuss their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children's wellbeing.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.
The workshop will be run by staff from CLS, which is based at the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education.
Speakers
• David Bann (Research Officer, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
• Stuart Fox (Research Associate, Cardiff University)
• Jennifer Hampton (Research Assistant, WISERD)
• Morag Henderson (Co-Investigator of Next Steps, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
• Vanessa Moulton (Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)



Provisional programme outline
10:30 Welcome
10:35 Introduction to the cohort studies
David Bann, Morag Henderson, Vanessa Moulton
11:35 Tea and coffee
12:00 Interdisciplinary research examples

Grandparent involvement in children's lives Jennifer Hampton

Studying Social Participation in middle age using the National Child Development Study
Stuart Fox

From adolescence to early adulthood: longitudinal analysis of probable mental ill health
Morag Henderson

13:00 Lunch and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Centre for Longitudinal Studies Missing Data Strategy symposium at the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies annual conference (Bamberg, 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact George Ploubidis, Tarek Mostafa and Brian Dodgeon

Missing data handling in longitudinal studies: Evidence for the 1958 British birth cohort.

Selection bias, in the form of incomplete or missing data, is unavoidable in longitudinal surveys. It results in smaller samples, incomplete histories, lower statistical power and it is well known that unbiased estimates cannot be obtained without properly addressing the implications of incompleteness. However, statistical methods exist which enable users to exploit the full richness of longitudinal data and address sources of bias. We present the first results from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Missing Data Strategy using data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) which follows the lives of 17,416 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Also known as the 1958 Birth Cohort Study, it collects information on physical and educational development, economic circumstances, employment, family life, health behaviour, wellbeing, social participation and attitudes. Since the birth survey in 1958, there have been ten further 'sweeps' of all cohort members at ages 7, 11, 16, 23, 33, 42, 44, 46, 50 and 55. Within Rubin's framework we present three papers where we clarify the situations where complete case analysis and methods that operate under the Missing At Random assumption return unbiased results. We present a three step empirical/data driven approach that maximises the plausibility of the Missing At Random assumption in NCDS and quantify the effect of strong departures from MAR. Our findings have implications for missing data handling in the 1958 cohort and other longitudinal studies as they will help inform the selection of auxiliary variables and allow researchers to effectively communicate the assumptions underlying popular MAR methods such as Multiple Imputation, Full Information Maximum Likelihood and Inverse Probability Weighting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chair of session on Economics: Income and Wealth at the CLOSER conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alissa chaired the session on Economics: Income and Wealth at the CLOSER conference 2017, Inequalities: a longitudinal perspective. Alissa also presented a paper "Lifetime poverty and attitudes to retirement among a cohort born in 1958" to a different session in the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/conference
 
Description Character Education - advice to DfE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman was invited to give evidence based on the CLS cohort studies to a small group of officials in DfE who are working on how to build a greater focus on 'character' into education policy . The DfE's current aim is to raise its profile amongst school leaders and the wider cohort of teachers, in order ultimately to improve both young people's well-being and support cognitive academic attainment. The evidence given was used to help shape DfE policies in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Childhood mental health and social-emotional skills: Trends, contrasts and outcomes 
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 This event was hosted by the Early Intervention Foundation in collaboration with CLS at the UCL Institute of Education (IoE), and the Centre for Mental Health (CMH). The event engaged leading policymakers, commissioners, and service providers about recent evidence on childhood mental health and social-emotional skills. Alissa Goodman was an organiser and invited speaker. She presented evidence alongside other colleagues drawing on three ESRC-funded longitudinal studies including:

(i) the prevalence and incidence of children's mental health problems and their variation among different socio-demographic groups
(ii) the role of social and emotional learning on later adult outcomes
(iii) skills in early childhood as predictors of later life outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.eif.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Agenda-Childhood-Mental-Health-event-11-November1.p...
 
Description Columbia University US UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Columbia University Symposium on Putting Health Disparities in Place: Comparative Perspectives on the US and UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?vt=detail&id=65347&con=embedded&br=default
 
Description Combining social and biomedical data collection: pros and cons of different approaches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of CLOSER's knowledge exchange workshop programme, CLS staff organised a one-day workshop which featured presentations from a range of UK longitudinal studies discussing their approaches to combining the collection of both social and biomedical data. Each presentation looked at the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches used, looking particularly at cost, response rates and data quality. There were 30 delegates in attendance. Of the feedback received, 64% of respondents gave a rating of 9 or above when asked how satisfied they were with the event (with 10 being deemed 'very satisfied').
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4612&itemTitle=Combining+social+and+bio-medical+data...
 
Description Conference presentation at SLLS in Milan: Parenting typology and child and adolescent mental health problems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation at Society for Longitudinal and Life-Course Studies in Milan titled: Parenting typology and child and adolescent mental health problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference session on augumenting MCS data with external information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk helped develop work into a published paper

Audience included a user constituency of local authority demographers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/socialPolicy/BSPS/annualConference/2014-Conference/Longitudinal-studies-&-the-l...
 
Description Conference symposium on role of residential mobility in child development and survey attrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 5 paper session at the conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies in Dublin. Four papers, two each from UK and USA, by 5 team members and a collaborator from California
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference: People, pathways and policy: findings from the CLS Research Programme 
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 On 29 November 2018, CLS hosted a conference aimed at government policy-makers, practitioners and academic researchers to showcase the latest longitudinal evidence from the CLS cohorts and what the findings mean for public policy today. The conference was the culmination of a 3-year programme of research, entitled the Cross-Cohort Research Programme. There were 96 delegates mainly from the UK with some attending from abroad. There was significant representation from the public and third sectors, as well as some private sector delegates. Delegates scored the event 8/10 for both satisfaction and relevance on the feedback survey.

About the event

This one-day event was an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations. We shared brand new insights, and asked what these mean for public policy today. Our Cross Cohort Research Programme was a major initiative, using data from our own four cohort studies and other UK studies, to understand how our lives unfold and what can help improve people's chances in life.

Incorporating seven projects, the programme has explored many themes relevant to policy makers and practitioners, including:

The long-term implications of childhood mental ill health
The rising prevalence of obesity
The link between parents' wealth and their children's own life chances

At this event delegates had the opportunity to:

learn about findings from each of the research projects
take part in discussions about the policy implications of each project's findings, and
meet researchers as well as government policy-makers and representatives from the third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/events/people-pathways-and-policy-findings-from-the-cls-research-programme/
 
Description Consulted on content of LSYPE by DfE, 17th 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 I was consulted on the scientific content of next wave of the LSYPE study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contribution to Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys (MOLS2) conference 2018 
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 We had a significant presence at the 2018 Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys conference at the University of Essex which took place between 25th-27th July 2018. https://www.mols2.org.uk/. It is a specialist international conference focusing on longitudinal survey methods, which last took place in 2006. It lasted 3 days with several parallel sessions at each time, attended by around 150-200 academics, professional survey practitioners and post-graduate students from around the world. It was attended by eight members of CLS staff. In total, we delivered and/or co-authored four presentations based on the all of our four cohort studies, covering innovations in participant engagement, predictors of consent to data linkage, collection of bio-social data and innovations in the CLS cohorts (which was part of a special invited pre-conference workshop). Our presence at the conference was re-enforced through Twitter, with two CLS staff members tweeting from the conference and also tweets sent from CLS main account, and also CLS had a stand at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mols2.org.uk/
 
Description Contribution to NPD User Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed to NPD User Review, including a 1 hour interview concerning the importance of NPD data to researchers, and specifically NPD data linked to cohort studies - and ensuring we maintain data accessibility with appropriate governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contribution to POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) briefing 'Academic Evidence on Selective Secondary Schooling' http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PB-0022 
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 In September 2016, the Prime Minister announced that the Government intends to remove the ban on opening entirely new state-funded grammar schools in England, and to allow non-selective schools to convert under certain circumstances. From September to December 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) ran a consultation on the proposals, which also includes plans to allow new free schools to select up to 100% of pupils based on their faith. I was interviewed by the writer of this POSTbrief which provides a brief overview of methodologically robust studies on state-funded selective schools that select the majority of their intake on academic criteria http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PB-0022. The POST brief cites CLS work using BCS70 data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PB-0022
 
Description Contribution to the European Survey Reseach Assocation 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 We had a significant presence at the 2017 international conference of the European Survey Research Association in Lisbon, Portugal which took place between Monday 17th and Friday 21st July 2019. http://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference. It is a large conference lasting 5 days with multiple strands parallel sessions at each time, attended by around 800 academics, professional survey practitioners and post-graduate students from around the world. This is one of the major international survey methodology conferences, which takes place biennially. It was attended by eight members of CLS staff. In total, we delivered and/or co-authored eight presentations based on the all of our four cohort studies, covering participant engagement, data linkage, responsive design, bio-social data collection, occupation coding, and missing data. We are also organised conference sessions on surveying children and young people, biomedical data collection and handling missing data. Our presence at the conference was re-enforced through Twitter, with two CLS staff members tweeting from the conference and also tweets sent from CLS main account.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference
 
Description Contribution to the European Survey Research Association conference 2015 
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 We had a significant presence at the 2015 international conference of the European Survey Research Association in Reykjavik, Iceland. which took place between Monday 13th and Friday 17th July 2015. http://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference. It is a large conference lasting 5 days with multiple strands parallel sessions at each time, attended by around 800 academics, professional survey practitioners and post-graduate students from around the world.

This is one of the major international survey methodology conferences, which takes place biennially. It was attended by eight members of CLS staff. In total, we delivered and/or co-authored eleven presentations based on the three of our four cohort studies, covering surveying children and young people, collection of time-use and activity monitor data, data linkage, mixed-modes, event history calendars, para-data, DDI and interviewer training. Many of the presentations were joint with the survey agencies we have worked with on the studies (NatCen, IPSOS-MORI and TNS-BMRB). We are also organised seven conference sessions in total on surveying children and young people, collecting time-use data and administrative data linkage.

Our presence at ESRA was backed up by a London-based social media strategy which involved tweets from the @clscohorts account to promote the presentations on the cohort studies and the sessions we organised. Two of the staff members also engaged in tweeting at the conference. It total we sent around 150 tweets making us among the top tweeters at the whole conference. This enabled the research to reach far more people, both at the conference and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference
 
Description Cross Cohort Research Programme Conference, Special session: Subject choice and social mobility, London, 29 Nov 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Co-presenters include Prof Alice Sullivan, Dr Vanessa Moulton, Dr Jake Anders.

This inter-disciplinary special session aims to showcase the outstanding research explaining subject choice differences throughout the education system. In addition we hope to explore how these choices may influence educational and employment trajectories, as well as other aspects of life. Delegates will have an opportunity to:
• raise awareness of your current work on subject choice
• disseminate research findings and receive feedback
• develop collaborations and plan joint funding bids
• network with colleagues from across disciplines, sectors and locations
• hear about data sources and the latest resources for research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Daily Mail article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6050745/Graduate-pay-depends-course-university-study-finds.html 11th August 2018 
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 Feature in the Mail on Sunday covering journal article findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6050745/Graduate-pay-depends-course-university-study-finds.h...
 
Description Department for Education Meeting and Presentation on 'First in the family' university graduates in England: The Next Steps Generation, 26 April 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 Caroline Keim hosted this meeting and presentation at the Department for Education on 26th April 2018. This paper explores the characteristics of a recent generation of 'first in the family' (FiF) university graduates in England using a nationally representative dataset, Next Steps to provide the first comprehensive, descriptive statistics on this group. We identify the proportion of FiF young people at age 25 as compared to their peers who either match their parent's education level (either with degree or without degree) or are downwardly mobile, meaning their parent(s) has a university degree, but they do not. Our results show that that 24 per cent of young people aged 25 in 2015 in England are FiF, comprising nearly two-thirds of all university graduates of this cohort. Comparing groups with no parental higher education we find that ethnic minorities and those with higher levels of prior attainment are more likely to be FiF, and that those who are FiF are more likely to study Law, Economics and Management and less likely to study other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities than those who are not FiF students. We find evidence that university type varies by FIF status, so too does dropout, where FiF students are at greater risk of dropout, once prior attainment, individual characteristics and socio-economic status are taken into account. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESRA 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 I organised a workshop on missing data handling in longitudinal surveys at the Euroean Survey Research Association conference held in Lisbon. Three papers from the CLS Missing Data Strategy as applied to CCRP were presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health Perspectives on Mental and Physical Health, Initial findings from Next Steps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health 38th CENTRE DAY: Tuesday 25th April 2017. This was an invited talk at which I presented the inital findings from Next Steps to a group of policymakers, academics and students who may not be traditional users of Next Steps but who, once they were made aware of the new data, are likely to make use of it. The findings also have strong policy relevance in substantive terms given their focus on health and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC SOCIAL SCIENCE WEEK EVENT: MENTAL ILL HEALTH 9th November 2017 
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 Young people's mental health and wellbeing has become a prominent social issue in recent months, receiving high-profile attention from the royal family and political parties.
This seminar will present civil servants at the Department of Health and Public Health England with the most recent findings on the state of mental health and wellbeing among two important generations of Britons: those born in 2000-01, and 1989-90.
Prof Emla Fitzsimons will present findings from the Millennium Cohort Study on the prevalence of mental ill health from age 3 to 14, focusing on the crucial age 11-14 period, when puberty is underway and children move from primary to secondary school. The findings will show the relationships between mental illness and other areas of life, including bullying, pubertal age, socioeconomic position, and family stability. Prof Fitzsimons will also explore the differences between mental illness and wellbeing at this critical age.
Dr Morag Henderson will present findings from new age 25 data from Next Steps on the prevalence of mental ill health from adolescence through to early adult life. The findings will also cover how adolescent mental illness is associated with outcomes at age 25, including general health, BMI, educational qualifications, and employment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC Strategic Think Piece 
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 Alissa Goodman was commissioned by ESRC to write and lead a Strategic Think Piece on Maximising the Opportunities from Longitudinal Data. In doing so, Alissa engaging experts in the area, to provide a broad and balanced overview of the current landscape and opportunities for the ESRC to make a significant contribution to the area's development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Early life mental health, biomarkers in midlife and premature all-cause mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 29 November 2018, CLS hosted a conference aimed at government policy-makers, practitioners and academic researchers to showcase the latest longitudinal evidence from the CLS cohorts and what the findings mean for public policy today. The conference was the culmination of a 3-year programme of research, entitled the Cross-Cohort Research Programme. There were 96 delegates mainly from the UK with some attending from abroad. There was significant representation from the public and third sectors, as well as some private sector delegates. Delegates scored the event 8/10 for both satisfaction and relevance on the feedback survey. About the event This one-day event was an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations. We shared brand new insights, and asked what these mean for public policy today. Our Cross Cohort Research Programme was a major initiative, using data from our own four cohort studies and other UK studies, to understand how our lives unfold and what can help improve people's chances in life. Incorporating seven projects, the programme has explored many themes relevant to policy makers and practitioners, including: The long-term implications of childhood mental ill health The rising prevalence of obesity The link between parents' wealth and their children's own life chances At this event delegates had the opportunity to: learn about findings from each of the research projects take part in discussions about the policy implications of each project's findings, and meet researchers as well as government policy-makers and representatives from the third sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/events/people-pathways-and-policy-findings-from-the-cls-research-programme/
 
Description Eurocohort Meeting, Athens 
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 A meeting to discuss the proposed European childhood wellbeing cohort.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eurocohort.eu/
 
Description European Social Research Association Conference (ESRA 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In the workshop on Handling Missing Data in Longitudinal Surveys, organised by George Ploubidis, I presented a paper entitled 'Maintaining representativeness in undertaking a practical research question, while increasing statistical power'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference
 
Description Exhibit: MOLS 2 (Methology of Longitudinal Surveys II) conference 
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 On 25-26 July 2018, CLS exhibited at the MOLS 2 (Methology of Longitudinal Surveys II) conference. The event was organised by Understanding Society and was attended by many UK and International researchers interested in the design, implementation, and analysis of longitudinal surveys. At the conference George Ploubidis, Lisa Calderwood and Darina Peycheva all gave presentations that were live tweeted by the CLS corporate Twitter account.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mols2.org.uk/
 
Description Exhibition: ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was targeted at SDAI grant holders and policymakers. It showcased SDAI projects and the impact they have made on policy to date.We exhibited at this event, showcasing longitudinal data resources and evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/secondary-data-analysis-initiative-sdai-open-cal...
 
Description FFS 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Researchers and post-graduate students were introduced to comparable geographical data from MCS and FFS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/DataWorkshop16
 
Description Fifth Annual Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology, 2018 
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 Age 11 NCDS essays datasets form the basis of this year's "CLPSych Shared Task 2018 " in which computational linguists use language from age 11y and age 50y essays to predict mental health outcomes into the future. The aim is to improve intake assessment and monitoring, and to improve understanding of early life markers and development of preventative care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://clpsych.org/shared-task-2018/
 
Description Film: Children's mental health: an "urgent" issue 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact On 10 October 2018, the UCL Institute of Education released a short film for World Mental Health Day showcasing the findings and impact of research by Prof Emla Fitzsimons on rates of depression among 14-year-olds taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. It features interviews with Professor Emla Fitzsimons, MCS director at the IOE and Larissa Pople, a senior researcher at the Children's Society, who explains why the MCS is so important for charities trying to improve children's welfare. Ms Pople said: "The Millennium Cohort Study is one of the data sources we draw on the most to understand children's lives. These are the kinds of studies that are really relevant for us. We help children that are in need, particularly those who may have run away from home, for example. We also do policy and research on related issues, particularly on children's wellbeing and poverty."

The film was part of the #weareioe campaign intended to attract new students and showcase the policy relevance of IOE research. At the time of submission, the film had been viewed 439 times on YouTube. It was shared widely on CLS and IOE social media channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/millennium-cohort-study-a-vital-resource-for-childrens-advocates-explains-the-...
 
Description Film: Education equality matters for the whole of society, CLS Director explains at UNICEF event 
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 Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Alissa Goodman was part of a discussion panel at a UNICEF report launch held in Florence, Italy in October 2018. 'An Unfair Start: Inequality in Children's Education in Rich Countries' examines educational inequalities in 41 of the world's richest counties, all of which are members of the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Prof Goodman told delegates that equal access to quality education is not only important for children's individual life chances, it's vital for their future participation in society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/education-equality-matters-for-the-whole-of-society-cls-director-explains-at-u...
 
Description Follow-up meeting with John Lewis talent team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Following presentation made at John Lewis to a large group, Alissa was invited back to speak to the Head of Talent at John Lewis about developing indicators to monitor the social background of their graduate and other applicant pools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Follow-up meeting with Sarah Waite, Head of Policy Social Mobility Commission 
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 Further discussion with SMC about the potential to use Millennium Cohort Study to provide evidence to SMC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Health economics roundtable at the Health Foundation 
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 Health Foundation organised a roundtable with the New Economics Foundation, and specifically according to Alissa Goodman's schedule so that she could attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Health measures available in the cohort studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Health Survey Users Conference - promote health measures available in the cohort studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hosted a conference to discuss the future scientific direction of CLS cohorts - attended by academics, policy makers and third sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 30 January 2019, Alissa Goodman and her team hosted an invitation only meeting on the future scientific direction of the longitudinal cohort studies at CLS. The meeting provided an opportunity for key academics, policy makers and third sector to shape how the cohorts are developed, and to ensure CLS support this audience in their research, as well as addressing policy needs of the future. Key messages from the consultation were documented in a report and will support the development of scientific plans for the CLS cohorts from 2020 onwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosting Clare Ward, Chief Executive of Superu New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman and Meghan Rainsberry met Clare Ward and I'm the Chief Executive of Superu (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit) in New Zealand.
Superu is an autonomous Crown entity that has been set up by the New Zealand government to increase the use of evidence in social sector decision-making (policy, funding, and delivery) to improve outcomes for families and children. The NZ Government has a particular focus on taking an investment approach, investing early for measurably improved longer-term results. This approach requires all parties to use evidence and Superu is one of a number of initiatives that the Government has put in place to help achieve this.
Part of their role relates to influencing the development of sustainable research assets to support good social science research. In this role they manage the contract for the longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand Study which is delivered by Auckland University. A particular focus is increasing the use of this data in policy-relevant research.
We advised Clare on how we are working to encourage the use of the data to inform policy-making as well as how we work with ESRC.

Clare subsequently reported that she found our session useful in finding out how the UK is operating its longitudinal studies but also the work we are doing to get this data used
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description How are millennials faring? Initial findings from Next Steps Department for Education 21st December 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact From adolescence to early adulthood: longitudinal analysis of probable mental ill health', Dr Morag Henderson
This analysis will make use of the new age 25 data from the Next Steps cohort of young people born in 1989/1990. This presentation will explore mental ill health longitudinally and will examine correlates of adolescent mental ill health (at age 14 and 16) and their association with mental ill health at age 25. It will also identify the correlates of recovery from adolescent mental ill health and explore what predicts prolonged incidence of mental ill health symptoms and 'recovery'. Moreover the question of how adolescent mental ill health is associated with social outcomes at age 25 will be answered, including labour market outcomes, life satisfaction, family formation and drug use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How are millennials faring? Initial findings from Next Steps, Department for Education Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact How are millennials faring?: Initial findings from Next Steps. Dr Morag Henderson and Dr Lisa Calderwood.

This was an invited talk at the Department for Education by Emaline Kulasinghe. We talked for one hour to an audience of 40 policy makers present in the room and many others dialling in to the presentation through conference calling technology from across the country. The presentation included content on the process of restarting the first Longitudinal Study of Young People in England at age 25, now referred to as 'Next Steps'. Including a discussion about sample size, attrition, contents of the study and opportunities for research. In addition, initial results were presented on mental health, the role of diet and exercise on weight and health, politics, perception, identity and economic activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How does moving house affect young children? 
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 Blog accompanied the publication of a special section in Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies about residential mobility among young famiies i
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/how-does-moving-house-affect-young-children/
 
Description IPSOS-MORI (Introduction to DDI) 
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 Informed data management practice at survey agency

Increased dialogue with Survey Agency on data and metadata management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Improving UK evidence on health and environmental (low carbon) behaviours: a one-day workshop 
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 There is potential for a combined approach to tackling climate change and improving public health.Against this background, the workshop aims were to assess data sources on environmental (particularly low-carbon behaviours) and health behaviours in order to enhance the UK research data infrastructure. To do this, we brought environmental and health researchers in dialogue with policy advisors, representatives from research funding bodies and those with oversight of key UK's data sources. Alissa Goodman gave a presentation about the resources available in the CLS cohort studies for studying healthy behaviours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/media/healthsciences/documents/research/public-health/env&healthbehaviours4No...
 
Description Inequalities and the Curriculum a Department for Education presentation 7th November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Inequalities and the Curriculum
Alice Sullivan, Jake Anders, Vanessa Moulton, Catherine Dilnot and Morag Henderson

This lunchtime seminar will discuss some of the recent findings from a team of researchers based at UCL Institute of Education. The seminar will run from 12pm-1pm (with 15 minutes for questions) and the room has been booked for an additional 30 minutes for [optional] further discussion. The paper by Jake Anders, Morag Henderson, Vanessa Moulton and Alice Sullivan examines the role of the school in producing curriculum differences using multi-level variance decomposition models applied to administrative data on young people in state schools in England. The paper by Vanessa Moulton, Alice Sullivan, Morag Henderson and Jake Anders examines whether taking EBacc eligible subjects or applied subjects at 14-16 made a difference to transitions at 16-plus, both in terms of staying on in education, progressing to A levels, and taking 'facilitating' subjects at A level. The paper by Alice Sullivan, Morag Henderson, Vanessa Moulton and Jake Anders examines the association between curriculum choice from 14-16 and its association with status attainment at age 25. Catherine Dilnot's paper uses a taxonomy of A-levels developed from the published preferences of the Russell Group of 24 high status UK universities, categorizing A-levels as 'facilitating', 'useful' and 'less suitable' for university entry. She examines the relationships between having such A-levels and rank score of university attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview about the Hong Kong Family Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Lisa Calderwood took part in a 30 minute phone interview with a researcher from Dalberg - Global Development Advisors who are carrying out a review for the The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HKJCCT) (funder) about the value of the FAMILY cohort study, which is a city-wide household longitudinal survey that collects data on indicators of health, happiness, and harmony of families in Hong Kong. With the completion of the second wave of data collection in 2014, the HKJCCT has engaged Dalberg to review the value of the existing dataset and that of collecting additional waves. As part of this process, Dalberg sought insights on the value and costs of extending this cohort survey from experts. The interview covered the design of the survey, the criterion for value and success of a cohort study, funding, data access and communication of findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview as part of a feasibility study for European Commission about a European Longitudinal Study of Children and Young People 
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 Lisa Calderwood took part in a 30 minute phone interview with a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University who is working on a project called MyWeb (Measuring Youth Well Being) funded by the European Commission and involving the collaboration of a group of European universities in order to assess the feasibility of a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People that prioritises both scientific and policy imperatives. In this research project we explore the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal survey, which would capture the full picture of the growing-up process possibly from birth to the end of a child/young person's education. As part of this they are undertaking a review of key national and international longitudinal surveys in order to:
• Understand key design decisions (population coverage, sample design, questionnaire development and testing methods used, etc.)
• Learn lessons from the above about what worked well and what worked less well (particularly regarding participation) to support recommendations that will be made to the European Commission.

As part of this scoping study I was interviewed about the Millennium Cohort Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introducing cohort studies to MQ 
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 By introduction from the ESRC, MQ sought a meeting with Alissa Goodman to discuss the ability of the longitudinal studies at CLS to provide cross-generational insights into adolescence and mental health, including social and biomedical risk factors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invitation to NHH School of Economics two day workshop 
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 Childhood Gap is one of the key projects at the Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR), at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. It was established as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in 2017 with funding from The Research Council of Norway, and I was invited to the first two-day workshop in the project to brainstorm ways forward and lay the groundwork for focus areas of the project. All the guests presented important insight on childhood development, experimental design and large cohort studies and many important discussions were initiated by the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nhh.no/en/research-centres/fair/about/
 
Description Invited Seminar: Department of Education, University of Oxford (12th September 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was an invited talk to the Department of Education and University of Oxford. Professor Steve Strand invited me to discuss the CCRP Curricula, Schools and Social Mobility strand research findings. The title of the talk was "Social Class, Gender and Ethnic Differences in Subjects Taken at Age 14." Morag Henderson, Alice Sullivan and Jake Anders. The abstract follows:

In this paper we identify patterns of subject and qualification choices made at age 14. Most past research on 'subject choice' has focussed on the later stages of educational trajectories, particularly Higher Education. However, the choices made at early branching points can limit pupils' subsequent options, potentially contributing to educational inequalities. This paper identifies the patterns of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) subjects chosen by a cohort of young people born in 1989/1990. We make use of the Next Steps data (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)) which is linked to the National Pupil Database. We develop an approach to measuring the academic selectivity of subjects and qualifications. We examine the roles of social class, parental education, income, gender and ethnicity in determining participation in these curriculum groupings. We also examine the role of the intersections of these variables, for example, the different role of gender for working and middle class youth. Using measures of prior attainment measured at age thirteen, we address the question of whether curriculum differentials simply reflect differences in prior attainment or whether they actually exacerbate inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Seminar: Widening Participation UCL IoE (16th December 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a seminar to a non-academic audience predominantly. The work asked professionals within universities and Widening Participation personnel to consider admissions practice and the way subjects may act as a signal to admission staff. The abstract follows:

In the first half of this seminar Dr. Morag Henderson will look at Subject Choices at 14. Does the school curriculum generate educational inequalities? This paper reports on initial findings from a major ESRC project on social mobility. We identify patterns of subject and qualification choices made at age 14. This topic is particularly important for England as the school curriculum encourages specialisation at a relatively early age compared with other European countries. This curriculum differentiation is typically framed in terms of 'choice', but in practice young people's choices are constrained by their schools. In addition, adolescents are likely to lack the information needed to foresee the long-term consequences of options taken as young as age 14. Yet most past research on 'subject choice' has focused on the
later stages of educational trajectories, particularly Higher Education. The choices made at early branching points can limit pupils' subsequent options, potentially contributing to educational inequalities.

We examine the roles of social class, parental education, income, gender and ethnicity in determining these curriculum clusters. We also examine the role of the intersections of these variables, for example, the different role of gender for working and middle class
youth. Using measures of prior attainment at 7 and eleven, we address the question of whether curriculum differentials simply reflect differences in prior attainment or whether they actually exacerbate inequalities.

Feedback on the talk was positive and can be made available , along with the delegates names/institutional affiliation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/widening-participation/activities/social-mobility-and-acc...
 
Description Invited expert on the evaluation of prenatal interventions, FIGO working group on hyperglycemia in pregnancy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I was invited to present on modelling the life cycle benefits of prenatal interventions to the FIGO (International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologysts) working group meeting. there were approximately 20 members, mostly physicians, and one funder. Most of the members of the WG reported to me interest in the model, and the funder representative told me she would have been in touch for a possible application once funding priorities and amounts have been finalized.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited participant in the NBER Cohort Studies Meeting 
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 I was invited to participate in the annual meeting of the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) Cohort Studies group, in which I gave a short presentation on the NCDS age 60 sweep. It was important since the audience - mostly from US - was not entirely familiar with the cohort.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://conference.nber.org/confer/2016/CSs16/summary.html
 
Description Invited seminar at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented work from the CLS Missing Data Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited seminar at the Federal University of Sao Paulo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented work from the CCRP and an overview of the CLS cohort studies in two invited seminars at the Federal University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited seminar at the London School of Economics ALPHA Global Ageing and Helath semianr series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Living longer but not necessarily healthier: Evidence from the UK's population based surveys

The 20th century witnessed significant improvements in health in most countries including substantial increases in survival to older ages and large reductions in late age mortality. The continuing rise in life expectancy is undoubtedly one of the great successes of public health, but has also raised the question of how healthily the gained years of life will be spent. We use data from UK's birth cohorts, other longitudinal studies and repeated cross sectional surveys to investigate competing theories of the joint progress of health and mortality. Sullivan's method and regression based approaches were employed exploiting their different underlying assumptions to empirically test the compression, expansion and dynamic equilibrium of morbidity hypotheses. We found evidence for expansion of morbidity in the working age population, whereas a more complex pattern emerged in the older population, indicating a structural break between generations. The opportunities and challenges of employing longitudinal and life course studies to empirically test competing theories of ageing and practical implications for the study of potential mechanisms that underlie the joint progress of health and mortality will be discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited to 2-day Early Life Adversity Conference hosted by Yale Child Study Center: The next step in understanding and ameliorating the long-term effects of early life adversity: Bringing the cohorts together 
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 Alissa Goodman will attend the Early Life Adversity Conference in Yale Child Study Center and supported by the Division of Social and Behavioral Research, NIA, NIH: The next step in understanding and ameliorating the long-term effects of early life adversity: Bringing the cohorts together. The conference is designed to follow-up on major findings of the Interdisciplinary Network on Early Adversity and Later Life Reversibility, and brings together Investigators of at least 11 cohorts internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited to IOE round table with the Social Mobility Commission 'Beyond the academic' 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited to an IOE round table with the Social Mobility Commission to explore how birth cohort studies can provide socioeconomic background and attainment for reporting to key policy areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to MRC workshop: Adolescent mental health and the developing mind 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited to speak about the socioeconomic gap in child educational and health outcomes at the MRC led workshop on Adolescent mental health and the developing mind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, Expert Taskforce Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In September 2018, Alissa Goodman was invited to present on quality assurance for analyses of longitudinal data in an Expert Taskforce Workshop, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to a lunch chaired by Lord David Willetts hosted by the D-Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman was personally invited to a lunch organised by the D Group. The discussion was chaired by Lord David Willetts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to attend MRC workshop on the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap project, supporting the development of future needs in Population Data for Research 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited to attend a workshop led by MRC on Friday 27 July consulting with leading experts to help shape the development of two potential new cohorts. The workshop was led by Professor Debbie Lawlor and asked experts to considering the purpose(s), design and management of two possible new longitudinal population cohorts;
• one addressing the biomedical and social determinants during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood; and
• another setting out the case for a frequently sampled cohort for the early detection of disease.
Delegates covered a range of disciplines and sectors including social and biomedical science; and academia and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to present a seminar at National Foundation for Educational Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman was invited by Jude Hillary, Quantitative Research Director at NFER, to present the novel approach used to analyse the NCDS age 11 essays, and showcase the importance and value longitudinal datasets for research purposes. The talk was attended by NFER researchers and analysts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2018
 
Description Invited to present at keynote session of the Adolescent Lives and Wellbeing Conference, organised by the UCL Centre for Global Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to present the keynote session of the UCL Adolescent Lives and Wellbeing conference, organised by the Centre for Global Health. Speakers at the session included Emla Fitzsimons, Morag Henderson and Aase Villadsen (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education). Presented evidence on mental health and wellbeing from the Millennium Cohort Study and Next Steps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adolescent-lives-and-wellbeing-conference-tickets-37800843340#
 
Description Invited to speak at the IOE annual stakeholders reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman was asked to speak at the IOE annual stakeholders summer reception, which featured the 60th birthday of the 1958 cohort, and the age 11 essays project. Her presentation covered the contribution of the study to research on education policy and social mobility over its 60 year history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to strategy meeting for ELSA wave 10 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alissa Goodman was invited to attend the ELSA Wave 10 Strategy Meeting, focusing discussions on the future content of ELSA; methods of data collection; and accessibility of the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to workshop on Measurement of Child Development, organised by IFS 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited to attend a workshop co-organised by the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London and Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR) at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. The workshop discussed measurement of child development and environment in the first six years of life in large scale longitudinal cohort studies in High as well as Low and Middle Income Countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speaker at NUT conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at NUT conference on Reading fro Pleasure. Engaged a group of primary and secondary school teachers with the research evidence on reading for pleasure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote talk - Older volunteers: Responding to the challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This roundtable/workshop event brought together third sector representatives, predominantly from ageing and social care orgainsations, to respond to the report Decision Time: Will the Voluntary Sector Embrace the Age of Opportunity? The report present the opportunity to the voluntary sector of baby boomers reaching retirement age. As this generation enters retirement, there is an oppotunity for the voluntary sector to recruit new volunteers. Representatives included Age UK, NCVO, Barnardos, and Jewish Care. It was organised by NBFA Assisting the Elderly, and hosted by Mercer.

I provided a keynote talk on the lives of the 1958 cohort as they approached retirement. The purpose of the talk was to stimulate thinking and discussion, and to provide background information on what this generation's lives are like. It covered the 1958 cohort's partnership history, employment history, health, caring responsibilities, social participation and wellbeing. The talk was incredibly well received and sparked discussion for the rest of the day.

Following my talk, participants engaging in practical discussion of how they might realise the potential of baby boomers as volunteers, but also provide flexible opporunitites to fit the lifestyles and competing time demands of this generation.

Following the event, I was invited to give the same talk to Jewish Care to stimulate their thinking for their team away day. I have also been approached by NBFA Assisting the Elderly to pursue a joint project looking at the age 50 qualitative interviews in the National Child Development Study. NBFA are interested in mining the interviews for more information to guide their thinking on how people are emotionally and mentally preparing for retirement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nbfa.org.uk/press-downloads/24-responding-to-the-challenge/file
 
Description LIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Luxembourg Income Study Workshop on Inequality; invited session on inequality and children's life chances
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Luxem...
 
Description Leadership Committee meeting and Expert Group for the Administrative Data Research Partnership (ADRP) 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited and attended the first Leadership Committee meeting for the Administrative Data Research Partnership (ADRP) in December 2018, as well as an Expert Group meeting for ADRP in February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Leeds BERA: Curricula, schools and social mobility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 30 researchers, teachers and policy makers attended the talk at BERA entitled " Curricula, schools and social mobility". The presentations sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and I was contacted by several reserachers afterwards to pursue research in a related subject areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/
 
Description Lessons for the French cohort, ELFE, from the UK experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to a day meeting refleting on the results so far of the French birth cohort Elfe and its possible continuation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ined.fr/en/news/scientific-meetings/seminaries-colloque-ined/journee-scientifique-elfe/
 
Description Liaison with Administrative Data Reseach Network 
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 We have had a number of meetings and other communications with staff at the Administrative Data Research Network, another ESRC funded investment, in order to explore closer working with this and to ensure efficiency between ESRC investments in relation to pursuing linked data requests for CLS, and for Next Steps specifically. In particular we have made progress with the possibility of linking Next Steps data to UCAS data held by ADRN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Linguistic fingerprints across a lifetime: submitted session to Scientific Conference to celebrate the 60th birthday of the National Child Development Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a submitted session to the CLS Scientific Conference celebrating 60 years of National Child Development Study. The mixed academic and non-academic audience expressed great interest in the early stages of this research, and the implications for policy were extensively discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Longitudinal data across life: an introduction to cohort data, and its uses in social and health research 
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 The workshop gave first-time and more experienced data users an insight into the four longitudinal studies managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Delegates were given an introduction to each of the cohort studies and further information on how to access and use them. They were also updated about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming data releases. Three researchers also gave presentations detailing how they used one or more of these studies in their own research.
23 delegates attended this workshop and scored it an 8/10 on satisfaction and a 7.5/10 on relevance. The presentation slides were shared with attendees after the workshop and uploaded to the CLS website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4548&itemTitle=Longitudinal+data+across+life%3a+an+i...
 
Description Longitudinal data across life: an introduction to cohort data, and its uses in social and health research. University of Manchester Dept.of Humanities 
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 Presented a 1-day workshop introducing the British Birth Cohort Studies (NSHD, NCDS, BCS70, MCS, Next Steps) and explaining technical questions about how to use the datasets for research (linking records longitudinally, variables available, analysis techniques etc). About 40 researchers attended for the purpose of learning more about all four Cohort Studies run by CLS, so they could embark on new research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/longitudinal-data-across-life-an-introduction-to-cohort-data-and-its-...
 
Description Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data (Cardiff) 
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 This workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into the four cohort studies run by CLS. It featured presentations introducing each of the studies including recent developments, upcoming data releases and information on how to access the data. The seminar also featured three presentations from guest speakers who spoke about how they have used CLS studies in their own research. The session had 47 registrations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4674&itemTitle=Longitudinal+data+across+the+life+cou...
 
Description MCS Age 17 Consultative Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delegates from the scientific community, government departments, members of the third sector and other stakeholders gathered to discuss the proposed content of the data collection instruments at the MCS7 survey. There were 86 delegates registered for the event. Delegates scored the event an average of 8/10 on satisfaction and 7.5/10 on relevance to their work.

Some comments from delegates include:

I really enjoyed the breakout sessions, and it was great to hear what other participants' priorities were, as it gave me insight to their work & how others use the MCS.

[I enjoyed the] opportunity to contribute input into the age 17 sweep in the context of the constraints of funding and respondent burden. Also an opportunity for me to learn from others about the different cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes/ measurement tools. And of course to meet colleagues and for networking.

A delegate from Bournemouth University blogged on the event: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2015/12/07/report-on-the-millennium-cohort-study-mcs-age-17-survey-consultative-conference/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/page.aspx?&sitesectionid=2373&sitesectiontitle=MCS+age+17+survey+consultati...
 
Description MCS Webinar 
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 This was a Webinar to disseminate information about the data in MCS and the latest sweeps available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MCS Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a full day workshop introducing the MCS data to new users and involved a hands-on computer session to take people through the dataset and some key features.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MCS co-funders meetings 
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 Bi-annual meetings, commencing 2014, with the government departments who contributed co-funding to the sixth sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study. Departments include: Department for Education, Department of Health, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Department for Transport, Department of Work and Pensions, Welsh Government and Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Media coverage for follow-up briefing on young people's mental health 
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 We produced a CLS briefing paper, Mental ill-health and wellbeing at age 14. CLS worked on an exclusive article with Denis Campbell, Guardian Health Editor. For the story, Campbell used the CLS briefing paper, and conducted interviews with lead author, Dr Praveetha Patalay. The story appeared as the front page lead article in The Guardian on Saturday, 19 May 2018. The Times and Mail ran their own online stories based on the Guardian exclusive later that day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/18/poorest-brightest-girls-uk-depressed-study-teenagers...
 
Description Media interview: Is fat the new normal? 
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 Prof Alice Sullivan gave an interview to the Sunday Times for their ull-page feature article entitled 'Is fat the new normal?' Prof Sullivan highlighted findings on overweight and obesity from the CLS cohort studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/focus/article1560058.ece
 
Description Media interview: What's the evidence onsingle-sex schools 
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 In January 2016, the debate on over the pros and cons of singl-sex schooling reemerged in the UK media. The Education Media Centre responded to the story by showcasing Prof Alice Sullivan and her research on the subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://educationmediacentre.org/newsreactions/whats-the-evidence-on-single-sex-schools/
 
Description Meeting Sarah Waite, Head of Policy, Social Mobility Commission in her new appointment 
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 Sarah Waite, Head of Policy at the Social Mobility Commission, requested a meeting with Alissa Goodman to discuss social mobility and family poverty. Following this meeting, Sarah Waite requested further information to include findings from Alissa's research project 'Poorer children's educational attainment: how important are attitudes and behaviour?' in the Social Mobility Commission's annual report.
After the publication of the SMC's annual report, Sarah Waite requested and held a further meeting to discuss how this work could be updated and taken further forward
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting at Australian Institute of Family Studies 
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 I met with the researchers working on Growing Up in Australia study at Australian Institute of Family Studies, and shared experiences and expertise in relation to the Millennium Cohort Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at University of Auckland 
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 I met with the study team from Growing Up in New Zealand to share information on the UK Millennium Cohort Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at the Nuffield Foundation on adolescent cohort studies 
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 Lisa Calderwood participated in a half-day invited meeting organised by the Nuffield Foundation called 'CROSSING HORIZONS: New avenues in research with longitudinal adolescent cohorts'. Lisa gave a presentation about the Next Steps cohort study and during discussion shared learning from other CLS cohort studies, particularly Millennium Cohort Study.

This seminar focused on in-depth discussion of large-scale longitudinal cohort studies of youth in precarious social, economic and political circumstances, with presentations from both UK based cohort studies and Mzantsi Wakho, an ongoing longitudinal study of a cohort of 1,500 HIV-positive and negative adolescents, with community-tracing over three years (2014-2017), located in South Africa. As well as population cohorts, it also included a number of clinical cohorts following adolescents with experience of HIV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting requested by Adam Roberts at the Health Foundation 
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 Following a meeting in March 2016, Adam Roberts, Head of Economics at the Health Foundation, sought a further meeting with Alissa Goodman to discuss the 1958 and other birth cohort studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting requested by Jai Seaman, Senior Commissioning editor for Research Methods at SAGE Publishing 
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 Jai Seaman, Senior Commissioning editor for Research Methods at SAGE Publishing requested a meeting with Alissa Goodman to discuss opportunity and strategy for research methods training and outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting requested by Laura Harper at the Health Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Health Foundation sought a meeting with Alissa Goodman to discuss their interest in the impact of health on economic performance and societal outcomes. The meeting has lead to a small consultative project at CLS (see further funding).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Alberta's Tomorrow Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meghan Rainsberry, CLS and CLOSER Communications Manager, held a teleconference with Sharon Basaraba, Science Communications Advisor for Alberta's Tomorrow Project (a longitudinal study in western Canada established in 2000). This teleconference was to support Sharon's research into engaging researchers and making data accessible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lisa Calderwood met with around 8 researchers from the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study team who were visiting the UK for about 2 hours on 27th August 2015 to share learning from the CLS cohort studies, primarily the Millennium Cohort Study regarding collecting consent to data linkage and more generally on the design and conduct of longitudinal studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with Christine O'Farrelly to give advice on collecting saliva samples 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Christine O'Farrelly (Healthy Start, Happy Start - Trial Manager, Imperial College London) plus two of her colleagues to give advice on collecting saliva samples from children, based on our experiences of doing this on Millennium Cohort Study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Clare Baker, Department for Education 
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 Alissa Goodman, Lisa Calderwood and Danielle Gomes met with Clare Baker, Head of Performance Tables Development Unit, Education Data Division at Department for Education to discuss opportunities for linking CLS cohorts into the DfE's Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Early Intervention Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Tom McBride, Director of Evidence, at the Early Intervention Foundation sought a meeting with Alissa Goodman and Emla Fitzsimons to discuss the new data released on Next Steps, and MCS at age 14.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Gila Sacks, Head of Social Mobility team at Department for Educationn 
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 Alissa was personally invited for a wide-ranging discussion with Gila Sacks in relation to DfE's programme of work on social mobility, from the perspective of my own research and the contribution of the CLS cohorts
Invited back to give a seminar to the social mobility team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Growing Up in New Zealand, Growing Up in Australia and Growing Up in Ireland studies 
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 I arranged and hosted a 1.5 day meeting in London with representatives from Growing Up in New Zealand, Growing Up in Australia and Growing Up in Ireland, and the internal CLS Millennium Cohort Study team, with the aim of sharing experiences and furthering collaborative working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Katherine Woolf regarding setting-up a new cohort study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact One hour meeting with Dr Katherine Woolf (Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Deputy Lead for Research UCL Medical School) to give advice regarding setting-up a new cohort study
Update: 15/02/2018: I have recently learned that this project has been funded and Katherine has indicated she may ask me to join advisory panel/for other advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meghan Rainsberry, CLOSER Communications Manager, met with Prof Marcus Richards, Deputy Director NSHD, and Stephanie Pilling, Research Manager to share learning to inform the development of their communications strategy in advance of their Scientific Advisory Group annual meeting. Meghan also reviewed and commented on their presentation to their SAG in advance of the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with Merle Davies, Director of Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development 
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 Alissa Goodman was invited and met with Merle Davies, Director of Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development, with Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence at the Children's Commissioner's Office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with representatives of the National Institute of Education, Singapore 
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 I met with Dr Melvin Chan and other representatives of the Singapore National Institute of Education to advise them on longitudinal studies on the basis of CLS world-leading expertise in this field. They expressed the intention to invite CLS representatives to Singapore to advise them further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with the UCL Widening Participation Team; Presentation of intitial findings on 'First in the family' university graduates in England: The Next Steps Generation, 20th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented project plans and initial findings on First in Family project to Widening Participation professionals on 20th June, 2018. This paper explores the characteristics of a recent generation of 'first in the family' (FiF) university graduates in England using a nationally representative dataset, Next Steps to provide the first comprehensive, descriptive statistics on this group. We identify the proportion of FiF young people at age 25 as compared to their peers who either match their parent's education level (either with degree or without degree) or are downwardly mobile, meaning their parent(s) has a university degree, but they do not. Our results show that that 24 per cent of young people aged 25 in 2015 in England are FiF, comprising nearly two-thirds of all university graduates of this cohort. Comparing groups with no parental higher education we find that ethnic minorities and those with higher levels of prior attainment are more likely to be FiF, and that those who are FiF are more likely to study Law, Economics and Management and less likely to study other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities than those who are not FiF students. We find evidence that university type varies by FIF status, so too does dropout, where FiF students are at greater risk of dropout, once prior attainment, individual characteristics and socio-economic status are taken into account. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meetings with Growing Up in New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meghan Rainsberry, CLS and CLOSER Communications Manager, met with Clare Ward (Superu) and Polly Atatoa Carr (Growing Up in New Zealand) on separate occasions to share learning and best practice from the UK's cohort studies on engaging policymakers and capturing impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meetings with survey agencies regarding strategic issues and data collection innovations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We wrote to all of the main UK survey agencies - Ipsos MORI, NatCen, TNS-BMRB, Gfk-NOP, ONS - to ask them to showcase to us some of the innovations in data collection and new technologies that they may have carried out on commercial and other kinds of studies, and also to invite them to discuss with us strategic issues facing longitudinal studies in the UK. All of the responded positively and these meetings were held in Summer 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mental health and wellbeing in the millennial generations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science, CLS hosted a breakfast seminar focused on mental health and wellbeing. Emla Fitzsimons, Praveetha Patalay and Morag Henderson presented recent research from MCS and Next Steps covering the state of mental health wellbeing among the two generations. The seminar concluded with a discussion of the findings led by Louise Arseneault. The session was aimed mainly at policymakers and third sector organisations. Of the 10 evaluations received, 90% rated the event as 'Very' interesting and 80% rated it as 'Very' educational. When asked if they would use what they learnt in their own work, 40% 'Strongly Agreed' while 60% 'Agreed'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4648&itemTitle=Mental+health+and+wellbeing+in+the+mi...
 
Description Millennium Cohort Study (Age 17) Engagement Activity: Co-Funders Group Meeting (10th June, 2016) 
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 This meeting was to update the potential and current co-funders of the MCS7 on the progress of the fundraising, status of the questionnaire development, content and plans for the initial findings: There were representatives at the meeting from Welsh Assembly; Department of Work and Pension; Department for Education; Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department of Health; Department for Transport; Ministry of Justice; Department of Economy NI; Department of Education NI; and the Home Office.

The discussion at this meeting and the relationshps built subsequently led to achieving approximately £1.5 million in co-funding for the Age 17 Millennium Cohort Study from government departments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Millennium generation cohort meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This two day workshop, organised by Emla Fitzsimons and Lisa Calderwood at CLS, included study leads from Growing up in Ireland, Growing up in Australia, and Growing up in New Zealand. This sparked ongoing collaboration and discussion, with a further workshop planned for April 2019 (in Australia).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NCDS 60th Birthday Celebration Conference: Presenting "'First in the family' university graduates in England " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The work presented explores the characteristics of a recent generation of 'first in the family' (FiF) university graduates in England using a nationally representative dataset, Next Steps to provide the first comprehensive, descriptive statistics on this group. We identify the proportion of FiF young people at age 25 as compared to their peers who either match their parent's education level (either with degree or without degree) or are downwardly mobile, meaning their parent(s) has a university degree, but they do not. Our results show that that 24 per cent of young people aged 25 in 2015 in England are FiF, comprising nearly two-thirds of all university graduates of this cohort. Comparing groups with no parental higher education we find that ethnic minorities and those with higher levels of prior attainment are more likely to be FiF, and that those who are FiF are more likely to study Law, Economics and Management and less likely to study other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities than those who are not FiF students. We find evidence that university type varies by FIF status, so too does dropout, where FiF students are at greater risk of dropout, once prior attainment, individual characteristics and socio-economic status are taken into account. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/CLScohorts/status/917426681236901889
 
Description NCDS 60th anniversary film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of CLS's celebration of the first 60 years of the 1958 National Child Development Study, we released a short film highlighting the impact and importance of the study. The film includes interviews with a study member, Principal Investigators past and present, and Rt. Hon. Alan Milburn. It showcases key impacts and discoveries in areas including smoking during pregnancy, adult basic skills and social mobility. The purpose of the film is to position NCDS as a leading source of evidence for policy and to secure support for its future, by showcasing its incredible achievements to date.

The film was launched in March 2019 to coincide with the study members' birthdays, and is being promoted through CLS's core digital communications channels, including its website and social media.

CLS will continue to monitor the engagement with the film and update this entry with the findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/
 
Description NCDS Age 60 Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delegates from the scientific community, government departments, members of the third sector and other stakeholders were invited to give their ideas and discuss scientific priorities for the data collection instruments for the Age 60 Survey of the National Child Development Study (NCDS). Submissions to the online survey that took place from April-June 2016 were also discussed. There were 58 registrations for this event. Delegates scored it an 8/10 on satisfaction and a 9/10 on relevance. The presentation slides from the event were uploaded to the CLS website and shared with delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/Conference.aspx?itemid=4417&itemTitle=NCDS+Age+60+Consultation+Event&sitese...
 
Description NCDS participant-facing website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact CLS designed and built a participant-facing website for NCDS study members. The purpose of the website is to provide feedback to study members on the findings and impact of the study, as well as to provide important information about upcoming surveys and how they can update their contact details. Study members can also access any information that has been sent to them by post, the study's other main communication channel. Plain English summaries of learning under different topics were adding to the site, along with a regular news feed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncds.info
 
Description Natcen (Introduction to DDI) 
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 Informed data management practice and strategy at the Survey Agency

Increased dialogue with survey agency on data and metadata management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New CLS website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In November 2018, CLS launched its new corporate website. The new site provides a much improved service to all our audiences: data users, policy stakeholders, third sector organisations, service providers and practitioners, etc. Key features include a more intuitive navigation, more content on research and findings, and significantly more information on support services and training. Since launch, the site has had over 31,000 users, predominantly from the UK but with large numbers from the US, India, Canada, Australia and the Philippines. CLS has begun work on a second phase of website development, which include improved content and functionality for its bibliography database, data discovery and documentation library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cls.ucl.ac.uk
 
Description News story: Mothers' depression more harmful than poverty for children's mental health, study finds 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact A news story was written for the CLS website to promote a research paper, 'Poverty dynamics and parental mental health: Determinants of childhood mental health in the UK', authored by Emla Fitzsimons, Alissa Goodman, Elaine Kelly and James P. Smith and published in Social Science & Medicine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=4593&itemTitle=Mothers%e2%80%99+depression+more+harmful+th...
 
Description Next Steps participant-facing website and social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact CLS designed and built a participant-facing website for Next Steps study members. The purpose of the website is to provide feedback to study members on the findings and impact of the study, as well as to provide important information about upcoming surveys and how they can update their contact details. Study members can also access any information that has been sent to them by post, the study's other main communication channel. An animated video, interactive study timeline and infographics of descriptive statistics were developed to provide a more engaging way of providing the information to study members. CLS also set up a Facebook page and Twitter account to engage with study members via social media. Quarterly social media campaigns will begin in 2017 to update cohort members on recent findings from the study, and encourage them to update their contact details.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nextstepsstudy.org.uk
 
Description OECD CHILD WELLBEING SESSION 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Overview of research on the well being of children for the OECD Education Policy meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Online news story: Grandparents may have less influence on children's development than previously thought 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact An online news story was published on the CLS website to promote the CLS working paper, 'Grandparental investment and young children's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes in the UK' by Antti O. Tanskanen and Mirkka Danielsbacka.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=4614&itemTitle=Grandparents+may+have+less+influence+on+chi...
 
Description Open University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to postgraduate students on the Millennium Cohort Study, at the Open University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/events/initial-findings-age-14-sweep-millennium-cohort-study-mental-health...
 
Description Panel debate: UNICEF report launch: An Unfair Start: Inequality in Children's Education in Rich Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2018, Prof Alissa Goodman participated in a panel debate at the launch of UNICEF's latest report into educational inequalities in 41 rich countries in the EU and OECD. Prof Goodman was part of an expert panel discussing the findings from the report that children growing up in rich countries are not guaranteed equal access to quality education. As part of her statement, Prof Goodman said: "We recognise intuitively what a formative time our school years are, and how important education is," Professor Goodman told delegates. "Research from the studies that I run in London, which follow people across the whole of their lives, back this up loud and clear. Education is important for the knowledge that we gain and for the potential that it gives us for getting a job, but it turns out that from robust research from around the world that it's hugely important for many more things than that. We can see that education is important for things like your partnerships, for your participation in society, and whether you vote. It matters for how we go on to parent our own children. It matters for our health, and even going into older age, it matters for how long we live."

The UNICEF report further illustrated its findings using Millennium Cohort Study research showing the extent to which UK parents' English language skills are passed on to their children. At age 14, the study members and their parents completed a vocabulary test measuring their understanding of 20 different words. The research showed that children of managers and professionals chose 1.3 more words correctly, on average, than children whose parents worked in routine and semi-routine jobs.

The debate was recorded an made available on UNICEF's YouTube channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/education-equality-matters-for-the-whole-of-society-cls-director-explains-at-u...
 
Description Paper presentation at BERA Newcastle conference 10-12 September 2018: 'First in the family' university graduates in England: The Next Steps Generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper explores the characteristics of a recent generation of 'first in the family' (FiF) university graduates in England using a nationally representative dataset, Next Steps to provide the first comprehensive, descriptive statistics on this group. We identify the proportion of FiF young people at age 25 as compared to their peers who either match their parent's education level (either with degree or without degree) or are downwardly mobile, meaning their parent(s) has a university degree, but they do not. Our results show that that 24 per cent of young people aged 25 in 2015 in England are FiF, comprising nearly two-thirds of all university graduates of this cohort. Comparing groups with no parental higher education we find that ethnic minorities and those with higher levels of prior attainment are more likely to be FiF, and that those who are FiF are more likely to study Law, Economics and Management and less likely to study other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities than those who are not FiF students. We find evidence that university type varies by FIF status, so too does dropout, where FiF students are at greater risk of dropout, once prior attainment, individual characteristics and socio-economic status are taken into account. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bera.ac.uk/
 
Description Paper presentation at SLLS Milan conference 9-11 July 2018: 'First in the family' university graduates in England: The Next Steps Generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper explores the characteristics of a recent generation of 'first in the family' (FiF) university graduates in England using a nationally representative dataset, Next Steps to provide the first comprehensive, descriptive statistics on this group. We identify the proportion of FiF young people at age 25 as compared to their peers who either match their parent's education level (either with degree or without degree) or are downwardly mobile, meaning their parent(s) has a university degree, but they do not. Our results show that that 24 per cent of young people aged 25 in 2015 in England are FiF, comprising nearly two-thirds of all university graduates of this cohort. Comparing groups with no parental higher education we find that ethnic minorities and those with higher levels of prior attainment are more likely to be FiF, and that those who are FiF are more likely to study Law, Economics and Management and less likely to study other Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities than those who are not FiF students. We find evidence that university type varies by FIF status, so too does dropout, where FiF students are at greater risk of dropout, once prior attainment, individual characteristics and socio-economic status are taken into account. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.slls.org.uk
 
Description Participant mailing: BCS70 2018 birthday mailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In April 2018, CLS sent its annual study update and birthday card to members of the 1970 British Cohort Study. The update included the latest news on the 2016-18 survey, as well as new findings from BCS70 on childhood background and weight in middle age, the link between mother's age and children's mental development, and the relationship between parents' home ownership and whether their children go on to own their own homes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://bcs70.info/resources/
 
Description Participant mailing: MCS 18th birthday card mailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact From September 2018 to January 2022, CLS will send 18th birthday cards to all Millennium Cohort Study participants as part of its overall engagement strategy and to mark this important milestone in the participants' lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://childnc.net/turning-18-in-the-21st-century/
 
Description Participant mailing: NCDS 60th birthday commemorative book 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In March 2019, CLS released a 60-page commemorative book to the participants of the 1958 National Child Development Study. The book celebrates the first six decades of the study's history, and is intended as a thank-you gift to study members for their life-long commitment. It also serves to solidify that commitment and re-engage participants in advance of the Age 62 Sweep. The book was posted to 12,500 study members as part of their annual birthday mailing. An additional 1,500 study members will be given a copy of the book at their Age 62 home visit.

Each chapter of the book tells the story of the study and its members' lives in a given decade: beginning with birth and early years, through to middle age. It includes the findings, history and impact of the study to date, as well as personal reflections and stories from individual study members.

CLS has also adapted the contents of the book into web and social media content in an effort to share the material more widely. Throughout March 2019, we will share the content on our website and through Twitter to engage users of NCDS data and evidence across academic, policy and third sector circles.

CLS will carry out an evaluation of the book and accompanying digital communications and update this entry with those findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ncds.info/home/about/ncds-at-60/
 
Description Participant mailing: Next Steps annual engagement mailing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In June 2018, CLS sent its annual engagement mailing to Next Steps study members. The update included findings from the study on the connection between sleep and obesity, GCSE subject choice and girls' likelihood of staying in school, and the relationship between zero-hours contracts and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://nextstepsstudy.org.uk/resources/
 
Description Participating in Resolution Foundation's study on Exploring Inequalities-igniting research to better inform UK policy 
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 Alissa Goodman is participating in a UCL Resolution Foundation project combining research and evidence on inequality in the UK to lead to informed and joined-up policy making, coordinated by the Resolution Foundation between February - September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation with Prospective Studies Engagement Group and ALSPAC 
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 Alissa Goodman is member of a new Prospective Studies Engagement Group (PSEG), run by ALSPAC, bringing together experts in the field of cohort engagement to explore the most effective ways of engaging with study participants involved in longitudinal population studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Personal invitation to chair concluding discussion at CLOSER's workshop on combining social and bio-medical data collection 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alissa was personally invited to chair the final discussion at CLOSER's workshop on combining social and bio-medical data collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/closer-data-collection-workshop/
 
Description Personal invitation to meet with Francesco Arzilli, Economic Advisor: Children, Families and Disadvantage at DWP 
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 Francesco Arzilli, Economic Advisor at DWP sought a meeting with Alissa Goodman for expert advice on a paper he was developing on indicators on Family Stability as apart of the Life Chances strategy.
Attending the meeting were a number of officials incuding Paul March, who was leading the Life Chances strategy.
Paul mentioned that my own research based on the CLS cohorts, about parental partnerhsips and child outcomes had been very influential to their work and informative for policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Personal invitation to sit on panel for UCL workshop on developing collaborative bids 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alissa was personally invited by the Pro Director for Research and Development at UCL Institute of Education to sit on the expert panel for the workshop on developing collaborative bids. Alissa was asked to present her expertise in the area before answering questions in the panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Personally invited to meet with Chairman, Directors and Chief Economist at Education Policy Institute </