Lifelong health and wellbeing of the Scotland in Miniature : the 6-day sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Philosophy Psychology & Language

Abstract

The proposed programme of research involves a world-class team of researchers across many scientific disciplines who will collaborate to work on a unique resource for lifelong health and wellbeing. The resource is the data from the 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 (SMS1947). The SMS1947 tested the intelligence of almost every child born in 1936 and attending school in Scotland in June 1947. The 6-Day Sample were people born on the first of the even-numbered months. They were interviewed every year between age 11 and 27. The stored data include a large amount of personal information from age 11 to age 27 of a representative sample of the Scottish population. There is information on intelligence, health, social background, education, the home, interests, ambitions, and their parents. The research programme will discover what happened to these individuals and plot their life trajectories. Those still alive will be traced using national databases, and interviewed and tested at length with regard to many aspects of health and wellbeing. Those who have died will have their causes of death recorded. The sample will provide much new scientific material about the effects of childhood and early adulthood circumstances and capabilities on wellbeing across the rest of life. The aspects of well being studied will include education, social mobility, cognition, health, and stress. This is a time-limited window of opportunity to complete one of the most detailed surveys of any population ever undertaken. It deserves to be completed in a careful way. The team that is collaborating in this programme involves expert researchers in social geography, education, epidemiology, sociology (quantitiative and qualitiative), psychology, cognition, geriatric medicine, stress biology, and statistics. The team has plans for at least two dozen scientific reports from the project, and plans to bring the results to the interested public (young and old), and those interested in policy formation that affects older people.

Technical Summary

We shall follow up the 1208 people born in 1936 who formed the 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 (SMS1947). They were interviewed yearly from age 11 (1947) to age 27 (1963). There remain huge amounts of untapped stored information from their childhoods and early adulthoods. Now in their mid-70s, there is a time-limited opportunity to understand the life courses of this ?Scotland in Miniature?. This proposal will: (1) revitalise and extend the 6-Day Sample; (2) undertake and disseminate original research on the resource across many collaborating disciplines; (3) support the data and make them available to others. Existing data will be collated for analyses by statistical and non-statistical means: e.g., textual replies from respondents that have never been analysed will be coded for statistical analysis and transcribed for textual analysis. New data will be gathered from national databases both contemporaneous with the original data and (through data matching) subsequently gathered, and by contacting and interviewing the surviving participants. Methods will range from advanced quantitative modelling to qualitative analysis of life history interviews, as appropriate to the diverse, collaborating work streams, each led by an internationally-renowned expert. These are: (a) Life course social movements (lead: Dibben, social geographer); (b) Life-long educational experiences (lead: Paterson, sociologist); (c) Social and cognitive epidemiology (lead: Batty, epidemiologist); (d) Narratives of life transitions, social participation, health and well-being (lead: Elliott, sociologist); (e) Lifelong cognitive change (lead: Deary, psychologist); (f) Health and wellbeing in old age (lead: Starr, geriatric physician); (g) Stress and wellbeing in old age (lead: MacLullich, geriatric physician); (h) Sample selection (lead: Johnson, psychometrician and actuarial mathematician). The 6-Day Sample is a necessary addition to the other British cohorts because: it is representative of Scotland; the data on childhood home environments are detailed; the data from age 11-27 are detailed; data are available in detail on the characteristics and histories of the schools they attended; their age now?mid-70s?is important and not covered by other cohorts, and will allow time-series comparison with the other cohorts in due course. The study will be based in the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, which is funded under the LLHAW initiative. The project will provide transformational science for life-long health and wellbeing: new cohort resource; high-impact publications; a database for other researchers; and policy information. Knowledge Exchange activity will deliver impact on health and social policy, and international recognition.

Publications

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Brett, C. E. (2015) How toobtain accurate objective measurements of health at a distance in Health Psychology Update

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Carpentieri JD (2017) Adapting to Aging: Older People Talk About Their Use of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation to Maximize Well-being in the Context of Physical Decline. in The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

 
Description CPD Public Health Directorate - linkage (Brett)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Government Office for Science "Evidence and Options for Preserving Cognition Through Life" - Ian Deary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/336
 
Description Scottish Government Data Linkage Framework - Deary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Project grant
Amount £185,751 (GBP)
Funding ID R484/0516 
Organisation The Dunhill Medical Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Description City University, London - Brett 
Organisation City, University of London
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing data from the 6-Day Sample study for analysis as part of research competency element of professional doctorate in health psychology
Collaborator Contribution Joint supervision, expertise and contribution to journal articles.
Impact Research thesis and journal articles (in preparation)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Delirium epidemiology - Dr Daniel Davis 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I worked closely with Daniel Davis to develop his application to the Wellcome Trust for an Intermediate Fellowship. He was successful in gaining this and has now taken up a position as WT IF at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing. I have contributed substantially to the ongoing conduct of Dr Davis's study including in study design, delirium ascertainment methods, and staff training (including on-site training in Edinburgh).
Collaborator Contribution Dr Davis is the lead scientist on this work and runs the study with involvement of a wider team.
Impact To date only the protocol paper has been published.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Scottish Data Linkage and Sharing Service / NRS 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department Data Sharing and Linkage Service (DSLS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team contributed expertise in cognitive epidemiology and feedback on our experiences of data linkage. Ultimately the team will contribute data from the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. The team also suggested a suitable consultant for completion of a scoping project, and hosted and supervised that consultant for the duration of the 3-month project.
Collaborator Contribution The NRS team will contribute linkage between SMS1947 and National Registration 1939 databases. Funds were provided for consultancy work as part of a scoping project to identify suitable databases for linkage.
Impact The linkage between SMS1947 and 1939 national registration databases will enhance the tracing of the SMS1947 group. The scoping project led to the production of an extensive report on the use of the SMS1947 as a 'pathfinder' project for the new Data Sharing and Linkage Service currently under development in Scotland.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Scottish Data Linkage and Sharing Service / NRS 
Organisation National Records of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team contributed expertise in cognitive epidemiology and feedback on our experiences of data linkage. Ultimately the team will contribute data from the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. The team also suggested a suitable consultant for completion of a scoping project, and hosted and supervised that consultant for the duration of the 3-month project.
Collaborator Contribution The NRS team will contribute linkage between SMS1947 and National Registration 1939 databases. Funds were provided for consultancy work as part of a scoping project to identify suitable databases for linkage.
Impact The linkage between SMS1947 and 1939 national registration databases will enhance the tracing of the SMS1947 group. The scoping project led to the production of an extensive report on the use of the SMS1947 as a 'pathfinder' project for the new Data Sharing and Linkage Service currently under development in Scotland.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Scottish Longitudinal Study / NRS 
Organisation National Records of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Childhood intelligence and family size data from the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 was provided for linkage to data held within the Scottish Longitudinal Study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators at the National Records of Scotland are tracing individuals in the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 and locating their 1939 registration number.
Impact This work is ongoing with no reportable outputs to date. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving individuals from psychology, geography, sociology and within the National Records of Scotland.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Scottish Longitudinal Study / NRS 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department Scottish Longitudinal Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Childhood intelligence and family size data from the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 was provided for linkage to data held within the Scottish Longitudinal Study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators at the National Records of Scotland are tracing individuals in the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 and locating their 1939 registration number.
Impact This work is ongoing with no reportable outputs to date. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving individuals from psychology, geography, sociology and within the National Records of Scotland.
Start Year 2012
 
Title Physical testing instruction DVD 
Description Production of "A physical testing instruction DVD with Introduction to the 6-Day Sample by Professor Ian Deary". This contains a short film (c.30 minutes) showing detailed instructions for completion of the physical testing portion of the 6-Day Sample study. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed No
Impact The video has been shared via the CCACE You Tube channel and has been viewed 101 times. Participants in the study have found it useful in helping them to complete the physical testing requirements.
 
Description Brett - Scottish Government CPD session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 12-15 health professionals working within the Public Health Directorate, Chief Scientist Office, Chief Medical Office, Quality Unit and others of the Scottish Government attended a CPD session at which C.Brett presented "Navigating record linkage in Scotland and England and Wales: Reviving the 6-Day Sample Study", a talk on the permissions process for the 'Scotland in Miniature' study. This sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

The Research Manager for the Chief Scientist Office (Public Health) is using the 'Scotland in Miniature' study as a case study as part of a portfolio of evidence on data linkage with health and other centrally-held records. He requested further information based on this talk. In addition, a Senior Medical Officer within Public Health attended the talk and requested further information in support of a change in government policy regarding the retention of medical records.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Brett: NIHR meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Deary, I. J., Starr, J. M., & Brett, C. E. Lifelong health and wellbeing of the 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. Presentation by C. Brett as part of the 'Brief presentations of new research projects led by Scotland based researchers' at the NIHR Age and Ageing Specialty Group in Scotland meeting, "The Development and Delivery of Research", Dundee, 27th Jan 2012.

Informed peers within geriatric medicine conducting research into ageing about the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Brett: poster DHP conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Brett, C. E., & Deary, I. J. Lifelong health and wellbeing of the 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. Updated poster presented at the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology annual conference, Liverpool, UK, 5-7th September 2012. http://www.health-psychology.org.uk/dhp-conference/dhp-conference_home.cfm

Informed peers within health psychology about the study and its aims and value.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Brett: poster UKSBM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Brett, C. E. & Deary, I. J. Lifelong health and wellbeing of the 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. Poster presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, Stirling, UK, 13-14 December 2011. http://uksbm.org.uk/

Informed peers within behavioural medicine about the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Calvin: 6-Day Sample CLS conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact C. Calvin: "Half a century older: A new follow-up wave of Scotland's 6-Day Sample", talk given as part of methdology session at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies conference, 'The value and use of cohort studies for social investigation and policy making' held on 20.11.12 in London, UK. http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk/

Sparked good questions, comments and discussion from audience members and enabled networking with peers from other institutions. The conference was also attended by policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Carpentieri - BSA Medical Sociology Group conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Paper presented: Carpentieri, J. D., & Elliott, J. (2014). 'I want to dance at my granddaughter's wedding'. Attitudes to ageing in a Scottish cohort study. BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014, 10th-12th September 2014, Birmingham.

Interest shown by attendees at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cox & Davies - U3A East Lothian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given by Simon Cox and Gail Davies to the University of the 3rd Age Haddington Science Group, East Lothian, UK. Title: Brain, genes and cognitive ageing in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies. May 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cox - DRCMR, Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk (Design, challenges and pitfalls in life span studies) on a week-long course for PhD students at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, University of Copenhagen. Attended by ~40 students and staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.drcmr.dk/events/event/166
 
Description Deary - Marchmont St Giles Church Guild 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The audience were enthusiastic and asked many relevant questions about the cogntive ageing research.

Enthusiasm for and great awareness of the contributors to peoples differences in cognitive ageing and how these arise from across the full human lifecourse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Deary - Scotland in Miniature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media Coverage: The Six Day Sample, Scotland in Miniature. STV and Radio Scotland. Prof Ian Deary. Nov 2012.

Many prospective participants got in touch to agree to take part following the media stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Deary Talk to Scottish Government Data Linkage Framework 
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 Deary was invited to present results from the follow-up studies of the Scottish Mental Surveys as an exemplar of data linkage to the Scottish Government Data Linkage Framework.

The Scottish Mental Surveys as a resource formed an exemplar of data linkage, informing future government plans in data linkage services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Deary: invited keynote speaker, Aqmen Resources for Democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Deary, I. J. The Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947: still important after all these years. Resources for Democracy: Celebrating Scottish Social Surveys (ESRC Festival of Social Science Event 2012), 9th November 2012, Scottish Parliament. Organised by AqMeN http://aqmen.ac.uk/.

Informed peers, parliamentarians, policymakers and potential collaborators from other social surveys across Scotland about the Lothian Birth Cohort and 6-Day Sample studies. Audience members showed great interest in the studies and several productive conversations were had as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Hosting work experience pupils 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact CCACE hosted a series of work experience placements for pupils in s5/6 (secondary school). Pupils were given the opportunity to meet with CCACE members and observe some of the work of the Centre, including brain imaging, cognitive testing, and public engagement.

These placements were a great success, with several schools expressing an interest in sending pupils to the Centre for work experience in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lothian Birth Cohort reunion April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A reunion for participants in the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 was held on April 17th 2014 in Edinburgh. Presentations were given by main Principal Investigators and study co-ordinator on the results of the study to date, and short presentations were given on offshoot studies including the 6-Day Sample study and the MRC-funded Seniors USP study from which Dr Philippa Dall presented. There was also a premiere of the film "The Living Brain" made by Anne Milne.

Participants enjoyed the day and were interested and engaged in the information presented. They were given the opportunity to ask questions towards the end of the day and a great range of questions were received and answered. Talks from the reunion are on YouTube http://youtu.be/v1v7mHGkkgI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://youtu.be/v1v7mHGkkgI
 
Description Media coverage - career goals and wellbeing in older age 
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 A press release was produced by the British Psychological Society based on results presented by C.Brett at the annual conference of the Division of Health Psychology. The findings suggested that early career stability and meeting early career goals may be associated with subsequent 'sense of coherence' in men, and that optimism and higher education may be associated with subsequent optimism in women. The press release was picked up by a number of national newspapers and reproduced in a number of online articles.
The main coverage was as follows:

The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/happiness-is-fulfilling-your-career-goals-by-27-suggests-new-study-10507356.html

The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11873700/Mens-happiness-in-later-life-is-determined-by-the-age-of-27.html?fb_ref=Default

The Times, 18th September 2015, "Happiness is fulfilling your career goals by 27".


CB received a number of requested for additional information based on the press coverage. Overall, the coverage increased the public profile of the study and the uniqueness of the cohort.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media coverage of 6-Day sample (BBC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Professor Deary and a research participant to publicise the 6-Day Sample study. This was then shown on BBC Reporting Scotland (3 times) and broadcast on Radio Scotland on several occasions on Wednesday 21st November 2012. Professor Deary was also interviewed live on John Beattie's lunchtime show, BBC Radio Scotland.

This informed the public and any potential research participants about the study. Several potential participants contacted Professor Deary after the coverage, asking to take part, and one participant living in England was subsequently recruited into the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Personality stability research paper - Harris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The paper Harris MA, Brett CE, Johnson W, Deary IJ. Personality stability from age 14 to age 77 years. Psychol Aging. 2016;31(8):862-874 received considerable press interest in February 2017. It sparked debate among the media and was featured here:

The Times, 20th Feb
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/life-changes-you-60-year-study-finds-vbdzcp5j6

The Daily Mail, 20th Feb
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4241782/You-different-14-77-says-personality-study.html

De Morgen, 21st Feb
http://www.demorgen.be/wetenschap/uw-karakter-ligt-niet-vast-b8f90f63/

Huffington Post, 22nd Feb
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/personality-changes-age_us_58ac6736e4b02a1e7dac16b3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/life-changes-you-60-year-study-finds-vbdzcp5j6
 
Description Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A treasure trove of artefacts relating to this pioneering educational psychologist will be displayed at the Univeristy of Edinburgh from Friday 29th July until 29th October. Entrance to the exhibition is free, and it is open to the public.

Piles of intriguing ledgers and personal mementos will feature in an exhibition reconstructing the life and work of Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson. Sir Godfrey - who led the world's only nationwide IQ tests, in Scotland - was an innovative educator who firmly belived that educational opportunity should not be linked to social staus. From the 1920s onwards he advocated comprehensive education. Thomson was based at the Moray House School of Education, now part of the University of Edinburgh. His greatest legacy for today's researchers was to test the intelligence of almost every Scottish 11-year-old child in 1932, and again in 1947.

For the first time, the Scottish Mental Survey's unique ledgers will go on public view, with a selection of sample pages on show. The ledgers hold the world's only record of IQ-type scores from full national year-of-birth cohorts.

Sir Godfrey's findings have formed the basis of much of the cutting-edge research at the University of Edinburgh since the late 1990's into how the brain ages, led by Professor Ian Deary. His team studies the now-older people who took part in the Scottish Mental Surveys.

Ian has spent the past decade investigating Sir Godfrey's life, and in 2008 he rescued a mass of never-before-seen documents and objects from Thomson's family home in Edinburgh, just before it was demolished. A selection of those artefacts, portraits and documents feature in the exhibition, telling the story of who Sir Godfrey was and what his motivations were.

Ian Deary said: "Godfrey Thomson saw mental ability tests as an imperfect but useful means to give poor children a chance in life. He was determined to look past pupils' social status, and try to see their underlying ability. By all accounts he was modest, not motivated by money, and happy to share academic wins, which in part led him to fade from the history books. I'm delighted we are now able better to understand and evaluate the pioneering work of this multi-talented and elusive man."

8103 individuals visited the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-36894717
 
Description STV Coverage - NMS Exhibit LBC Brain 
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 CCACE researchers and core staff collaborated with National Museums of Scotland to create a 3D cortical model and 3D glass etching of the white matter of an LBC1936 participant. This will be part of a new exhibition in the National Museum of Scotland this year - STV covered this story for their Evening News on 7th January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sunday Morning With... the LBC1936 - Ian Deary 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936) got a good airing on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday 26th February 2017. LBC1936 participant Margaret Macintosh and Study Director Ian Deary were interviewed by presenter Cathy MacDonald on the programme Sunday Morning With... "Cathy MacDonald was clearly very taken with the uniqueness and long-term nature of the LBC1936 sample and the importance and range of the findings", said Ian, "and so a piece that was planned to be 5-10 minutes long ran for about 20 minutes. It was great to hear Margaret's enthusiasm for the project, her reflections on what we do, and what we might add to the study." The radio piece was stimulated by the front-page article in The Times on 21st February 2017 which discussed the study on personality stability that was conducted on the LBC1936's sister study, the 6-Day Sample.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g5h5s#play
 
Description The 6-Day Sample Study annual newsletter 
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 This annual newsletter from the 6-Day Sample Study is sent out with the study Christmas card. It details the main highlights from the study over the past year and any new findings which have arisen from the data collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015