A life course approach to healthy ageing

Lead Research Organisation: MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

Abstract

The greatest challenge for research on ageing is to ensure that the health and independence of older people keeps apace with their increasing life expectancy. Ageing starts at the beginning of life, and is affected by biological and social processes acting across the whole of life. The new MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing is concerned with scientific discovery of these processes. We conduct research on the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, the oldest of the British birth cohorts. It is unique in having information, from birth to 60 years, on the health and social circumstances of a large representative sample of those born in England, Wales and Scotland in March 1946. The focus of our research is physical and cognitive capability, the ability to undertake the physical and intellectual tasks of everyday living. Capability, and its change with age, affects independence and quality of life. We study how childhood health, growth and development, changes in adult cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal function, and disease onset affect capability in later life. We investigate how changes in capability and biological function are influenced by genes, health and behaviour and by social, psychological and economic factors acting across life.

Technical Summary

The grand challenge of research on ageing is to ensure that the health and independence of older people keeps apace with their increasing life expectancy. Ageing starts from the beginning of life and is affected by social and biological factors acting across life. The new MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing is concerned with scientific discovery of life course influences on normal and healthy ageing. Unit scientists conduct research on the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), the oldest of the British birth cohorts, which is unique in having data from birth to age 60 years on the health and social circumstances of a representative sample (N=5,362) of those born in England, Wales and Scotland in March 1946, now poised to increase the elderly population. We investigate lifetime determinants and age-related change in physical and cognitive capability and the body systems on which capability depends. These include the independent, cumulative or interactive effects of developmental and genetic factors, changes in adult biological function and lifestyle, disease onset, and aspects of the lifetime social, psychological and physical environment. In the last year we started a new clinic data collection that will enable us to understand better the complex processes regulating cognitive ageing and physical frailty, cardiac and arterial structure and function, bone health, and body size, shape and composition. It will also enable us to study the consequences of biological ageing on wellbeing, and the individual and environmental factors that modify this impact. Our overall goal is to improve lifelong health and wellbeing by realising the scientific potential of the MRC NSHD as a world class, interdisciplinary and life course study of ageing. We are working to achieve this through our innovative scientific research and by developing MRC NSHD into a national resource on ageing with the e-science capability to manage the growth in collaborations and inter-cohort research. We are currently developing new ways of embedding knowledge transfer into our scientific programme, so that scientists and research users interact to ensure our findings are translated into opportunities across each phase of life to promote healthy ageing.

Publications

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Bolton-Smith C (2007) Two-year randomized controlled trial of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin D3 plus calcium on the bone health of older women. in Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

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Byles JE (2008) Mars and Venus: does gender matter in ageing? in The Medical journal of Australia

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Chaturvedi N (2007) Misleading meta-analysis: a need to look beyond the headlines. in Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association

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Colman I (2006) Three decades of antidepressant, anxiolytic and hypnotic use in a national population birth cohort. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

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Colman I (2008) Psychiatric outcomes 10 years after treatment with antidepressants or anxiolytics. in The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science

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Cooper R (2008) Is adiposity across life associated with subsequent hysterectomy risk? Findings from the 1946 British birth cohort study. in BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

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Cooper R (2006) Validity of age at menarche self-reported in adulthood. in Journal of epidemiology and community health

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De Stavola BL (2006) Statistical issues in life course epidemiology. in American journal of epidemiology

 
Title 60-64 Biological Samples 
Description 60-64 Urine, saliva and blood samples. Telomere data IGF Testosterone Cortisol Biomarkers 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Cardio-respiratory fitness measures 
Description Heart rate response to an incremental step test 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Cardiovascular measures 
Description Measures of Vascular structure and function: carotid intima-medial thickness (IMT) and arterial distensibility (GE Vivid-I), carotid/femoral pulse wave velocity (Vicorder) and central blood pressure and pulse wave analysis (Sphygmocor) Cardiac structure and function: echocardiography (GE Vivid-I). Images from parasternal long axis and short axis views, apical 5-chamber, 4-chamber, 3-chamber, 2-chamber and aortic views (plus conventional and tissue Doppler in 4-chamber view). Brachial blood pressure (Omron HEM-705), 12 lead ECG (Burdick Eclipse 850i), including 6 minute heart rate and respiration recordings by ECG for heart rate variability measurements. Antihypertensive medication by postal questionnaire 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Free-living physical activity measures 
Description Five continuous days by combined heart rate and movement sensor (Actiheart) with individual calibration. Self reported physical capability 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Functional capacity, biological function, and anthropometric measures 
Description Verbal memory, search speed and concentration, simple and choice reaction time, standing balance, grip strength, chair rises, get up and go test, spirometry Standing and sitting height, weight, chest, upper arm, waist & hip circumference. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 HNR Dietary data 
Description New dietary data collected at 60-64 years on NSHD - dataset now available Daily food group Alcohol Nutrients 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too soon to tell, hoping to maximise potential use of NSHD dietary data 
 
Title 60-64 Musculoskeletal assessment 
Description Measures of DXA (QDR 4500 Discovery): Hip (total, femoral neck, trochanter, Ward's), lumbar spine (L1-4), whole body & region BMD, fat & lean mass, vertebral fracture assessment, aortic calcification score pQCT (Stratec XCT 2000) radius: 4% site(trabecular, cortical and subcortical BMD), 50% site (endosteal/periosteal circumference, cortical CS area & thickness, BMC & BMD, CS muscle & fat area, stress strain index, moment of inertia) Osteoporosis medication by postal questionnaire Fracture data 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Other data collected 
Description Rose angina, intermittent claudication, bronchitis, chest pain, lung function, blood pressure, doctor diagnosed CVD events and test for chest pain/heart disease, osteoarthritis symptoms, back pain, knee injuries, functional limitations, fracture history, prescribed and non-prescribed regular medication, hospital admissions, day surgery, outpatients. FIts/epilepsy Supplements Dietary and alcohol assessment (5-day diary), CAGE, physical activity assessment (EPAQ2), Household income and sources, perceived financial hardship, periods of unemployment, household size and housing tenure, own/partner's occupation, retirement class and work status. Household size Neighbourhood Frailty Marriage status Number of Children/Grandchildren Number of clinical disorders Smoking Consent Contact/response Status HRT/Menopause 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact too early to say - data is available for researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 Questionnaires 
Description Postal questionnaire Nurse Schedule Pre- assessment questionnaire Self completion questionnarie Paper Test Women's Health Questionnaire 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact data is being shared with other scientists for analysis 
 
Title 60-64 Wellbeing Measures 
Description GHQ28, the Close Person Questionnaire, life events, SF36, Edinburgh wellbeing scale, life satisfaction, neighbourhood satisfaction, spare time activities, parental death, time spent caring for others, updated marital and fertility histories 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Available to other researchers to use 
 
Title 60-64 physical performance data collected and cleaned 
Description New NSHD physical performance data collected includes chair rise, grip strength 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A number of publications in press and forthcoming 
 
Description ALSWH 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department School of Population Health
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Generated hypotheses and wrote the initial drafts of the manuscripts This collaboration belongs to: U123092725. Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra
Collaborator Contribution Provided guidance on statistical methodology
Impact 3 papers published since 2006
 
Description Breast feeding and vision 
Organisation St George's University of London
Department Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific advice during data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Collaborator Contribution Enhancing LHA cognitive programme; raising LHA profile.
Impact 18469263
Start Year 2007
 
Description CVD risk in 1946 and 1958 cohorts 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Child Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution data sharing, analysis and scientific interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Maximising the inter-cohort research potential of NSHD. Chris Power was the PI on this research project
Impact 18801885 AJE paper Li et al 17626144
 
Description Childhood diet and mental health in later life 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We initiated and run the project. Our collaborators provided nutritional advise and contributed to the preparation of manuscript.
Collaborator Contribution The collaborators provided nutritional advice, helped with the data preparation and analysis, and contributed to the manuscript.
Impact 18503720
 
Description Childhood mental health and adult life chances 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Marcus Richards led the project, supervised the data analysis, wrote the project report, and presented it at a Parliamentary launch in May 2009. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725, Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; provision of an expert colleague, who conducted most statistical analyses; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.
Impact Full report and executive summary available online at the LHA and Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health websites. The executive summary was presented to invited policy experts at the Houses of Parliament, UK. THIS COLLABORATION WAS PART OF U123092722. LHA Programme 2: Life course determinants of cognitive ca
Start Year 2008
 
Description Childhood mental health and adult life chances 
Organisation Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Marcus Richards led the project, supervised the data analysis, wrote the project report, and presented it at a Parliamentary launch in May 2009. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725, Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; provision of an expert colleague, who conducted most statistical analyses; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.
Impact Full report and executive summary available online at the LHA and Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health websites. The executive summary was presented to invited policy experts at the Houses of Parliament, UK. THIS COLLABORATION WAS PART OF U123092722. LHA Programme 2: Life course determinants of cognitive ca
Start Year 2008
 
Description Childhood mental health and adult life chances 
Organisation The Smith Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Marcus Richards led the project, supervised the data analysis, wrote the project report, and presented it at a Parliamentary launch in May 2009. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725, Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; provision of an expert colleague, who conducted most statistical analyses; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.
Impact Full report and executive summary available online at the LHA and Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health websites. The executive summary was presented to invited policy experts at the Houses of Parliament, UK. THIS COLLABORATION WAS PART OF U123092722. LHA Programme 2: Life course determinants of cognitive ca
Start Year 2008
 
Description Childhood mental health and adult life chances 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychiatry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Marcus Richards led the project, supervised the data analysis, wrote the project report, and presented it at a Parliamentary launch in May 2009. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725, Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra.
Collaborator Contribution Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; provision of an expert colleague, who conducted most statistical analyses; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.Raised LHA profile.Scientific advice during the analytic and report writing phases of the project; informed the LHA mental health programme; raised LHA profile.
Impact Full report and executive summary available online at the LHA and Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health websites. The executive summary was presented to invited policy experts at the Houses of Parliament, UK. THIS COLLABORATION WAS PART OF U123092722. LHA Programme 2: Life course determinants of cognitive ca
Start Year 2008
 
Description Collaborations on CVD NES 
Organisation King's College London
Department School of Medicine KCL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on LHA/NSHD CVD programme. Scientific leads on study design and drafting manuscripts vary, involves data sharing, analysis, interpretation, and revision of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiologyClinical CVD epidemiology
Impact 19109117 Whincup et al 2008, 17325398 Skidmore et al 2007 18445168 Kuh et al 2008 17077402 Langenberg 2006 18782806 18689365 16331102
Start Year 2006
 
Description Collaborations on CVD NES 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on LHA/NSHD CVD programme. Scientific leads on study design and drafting manuscripts vary, involves data sharing, analysis, interpretation, and revision of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiologyClinical CVD epidemiology
Impact 19109117 Whincup et al 2008, 17325398 Skidmore et al 2007 18445168 Kuh et al 2008 17077402 Langenberg 2006 18782806 18689365 16331102
Start Year 2006
 
Description Collaborations on CVD NES 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on LHA/NSHD CVD programme. Scientific leads on study design and drafting manuscripts vary, involves data sharing, analysis, interpretation, and revision of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiologyClinical CVD epidemiology
Impact 19109117 Whincup et al 2008, 17325398 Skidmore et al 2007 18445168 Kuh et al 2008 17077402 Langenberg 2006 18782806 18689365 16331102
Start Year 2006
 
Description Collaborations on CVD NES 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaboration on LHA/NSHD CVD programme. Scientific leads on study design and drafting manuscripts vary, involves data sharing, analysis, interpretation, and revision of manuscripts
Collaborator Contribution Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiology Clinical CVD epidemiologyClinical CVD epidemiology
Impact 19109117 Whincup et al 2008, 17325398 Skidmore et al 2007 18445168 Kuh et al 2008 17077402 Langenberg 2006 18782806 18689365 16331102
Start Year 2006
 
Description Collaborations on mental health NES 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have an ongoing scientific collaboration with key NSHD collaborators in these 2 groups. Scientific lead for study design fora particular project can vary. Involves doctoral or post doctoral supervision, NSHD data sharing, analysis, interpretation, drafting & revision of papers
Collaborator Contribution Development of LHA/NSHD menatl health research programmeDevelopment of LHA/NSHD mental health research programme
Impact Publications (not otherwise specified under other collaborations involving these collaborators): Richards M, Goldberg D. Are there early adverse exposures that differentiate depression and anxiety risk? In: Goldberg D, Kendler KS, Sirovatka P, Regier DA (eds). Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association 19131382 19379961 18827297 18295901 17976252 17692292 17202554 17487877 16777388 16880486 16734949 16393365 18378866
 
Description Collaborations on mental health NES 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychiatry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have an ongoing scientific collaboration with key NSHD collaborators in these 2 groups. Scientific lead for study design fora particular project can vary. Involves doctoral or post doctoral supervision, NSHD data sharing, analysis, interpretation, drafting & revision of papers
Collaborator Contribution Development of LHA/NSHD menatl health research programmeDevelopment of LHA/NSHD mental health research programme
Impact Publications (not otherwise specified under other collaborations involving these collaborators): Richards M, Goldberg D. Are there early adverse exposures that differentiate depression and anxiety risk? In: Goldberg D, Kendler KS, Sirovatka P, Regier DA (eds). Diagnostic Issues in Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Refining the Research Agenda for DSM-V. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association 19131382 19379961 18827297 18295901 17976252 17692292 17202554 17487877 16777388 16880486 16734949 16393365 18378866
 
Description DIPEX website on menopause 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are scientific advisers to the Oxford researchers interviewing women and developing the website on 'Managing the menopause:women's experiences and primary care practice
Collaborator Contribution LHA team learning new ways of knowledge transfer and translation of research findings
Impact THIS COLLABORATION ACTUALLY BELONGS TO PROGRAMME: U123092720
Start Year 2008
 
Description EURO-BLCS 
Organisation Aarhus University
Department Danish Epidemiology Science Centre (AU-DESC)
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The NSHD was one of six cohorts of different ages and from different countries in Europe used to investigate the developmental origins of CVD risk. LHA scientists supervised post doctoral scientist funded by the project and took lead on a cross-cohort paper on birth weight and BP.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in CVD epidemiology and the Northern Finnish Birth CohortsExpertise in maternal nutrition and Faroe Islands cohortKnowledge of 2 Northern Finnish Birth Cohort studiesExpertise in nutrition and ALSPAC study
Impact 16141297 Hardy et al Eur J Public Health 2006 17325398 Skidmore et al JECH 2007
 
Description EURO-BLCS 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The NSHD was one of six cohorts of different ages and from different countries in Europe used to investigate the developmental origins of CVD risk. LHA scientists supervised post doctoral scientist funded by the project and took lead on a cross-cohort paper on birth weight and BP.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in CVD epidemiology and the Northern Finnish Birth CohortsExpertise in maternal nutrition and Faroe Islands cohortKnowledge of 2 Northern Finnish Birth Cohort studiesExpertise in nutrition and ALSPAC study
Impact 16141297 Hardy et al Eur J Public Health 2006 17325398 Skidmore et al JECH 2007
 
Description EURO-BLCS 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The NSHD was one of six cohorts of different ages and from different countries in Europe used to investigate the developmental origins of CVD risk. LHA scientists supervised post doctoral scientist funded by the project and took lead on a cross-cohort paper on birth weight and BP.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in CVD epidemiology and the Northern Finnish Birth CohortsExpertise in maternal nutrition and Faroe Islands cohortKnowledge of 2 Northern Finnish Birth Cohort studiesExpertise in nutrition and ALSPAC study
Impact 16141297 Hardy et al Eur J Public Health 2006 17325398 Skidmore et al JECH 2007
 
Description EURO-BLCS 
Organisation University of Oulu
Department Biocenter Oulu
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The NSHD was one of six cohorts of different ages and from different countries in Europe used to investigate the developmental origins of CVD risk. LHA scientists supervised post doctoral scientist funded by the project and took lead on a cross-cohort paper on birth weight and BP.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in CVD epidemiology and the Northern Finnish Birth CohortsExpertise in maternal nutrition and Faroe Islands cohortKnowledge of 2 Northern Finnish Birth Cohort studiesExpertise in nutrition and ALSPAC study
Impact 16141297 Hardy et al Eur J Public Health 2006 17325398 Skidmore et al JECH 2007
 
Description Effects of early life nutrition on risk of breast cancer 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We carried out the project and wrote inital drafts of the papers and reports. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725. Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra
Collaborator Contribution Provided expertise in the interpretation of nutritional dataProvided expertise in cancer epidemiology
Impact One peer reviewed paper, one published abstract, 3 conference presentations 18827811
Start Year 2006
 
Description Effects of early life nutrition on risk of breast cancer 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We carried out the project and wrote inital drafts of the papers and reports. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725. Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra
Collaborator Contribution Provided expertise in the interpretation of nutritional dataProvided expertise in cancer epidemiology
Impact One peer reviewed paper, one published abstract, 3 conference presentations 18827811
Start Year 2006
 
Description Family based studies in life course epidemiology 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Together with the co-editor, we invited contributors, and co-wrote several chapters of the book. This collaboration belongs to: U123092725. Life course lifestyles and social environment in relation Collaborations and Partnership, Gita Mishra
Collaborator Contribution We jointly designed, invited contributors, and co-wrote book chapters
Impact We held a symposium at the recent meeting on "Developmental origin of adult health and disease" in Chile. A published book Co wrote 6 chapters in Lawlor D, Mishra G. (Eds.) Family matters; designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Start Year 2007
 
Description Human flourishing 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychiatry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific input to the research Data sharing
Collaborator Contribution Maximising the research potential of NSHD and LHA team Deriving new wellbeing measures in NSHD
Impact various papers 18443733 Book Chapter - Hatch S, et al. A life course Approach to well-being. In Haworth J, Hart G (eds). Well being: Individual, community and social perspectives. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 17020614
 
Description Infant feeding randomised controlled trial 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rebecca Hardy was the trial statistical advisor, advising on sample size calculations, study design and analysis. Also involved in drafting of main results paper. Advised MSc student who conducted an additional 4 year follow-up.
Collaborator Contribution Informed LHA growth and functional trajectories programme
Impact 21050387
 
Description Other collaborations NES 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Senior author - involved with generation of study hypotheses, analytical strategy, and interpretation of results.
Impact 19403489 Other collaborations and resulting papers sent in separate email to E-Val
Start Year 2009
 
Description Self-regulated learning 
Organisation University College London
Department Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning (WBL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Marcus Richards was a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for a DCSF-funded project on the role of 'noncognitive' skills in learning.
Collaborator Contribution Informed the LHA cognitive programme; raised LHA profile.
Impact Full report: 'Self-regulated learning: a literature review' (Duckworth et al. 2009) available on http://www.learningbenefits.net/Publications/ResRepIntros/ResRep33intro.htm
Start Year 2008
 
Description social housing 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contributed NSHD data and scientific input to a cross cohort study led by Leon Feinstein on the relationship between social housing and life chances.
Collaborator Contribution maximising the scientific potential of NSHD
Impact Feinstein et al. The Public Value of Social Housing: a longitudinal analysis of the relationship between housing and life chances. Institute of Education, University London, Centre for Research on the Wide Benefits of Ageing. The Smith Institute, 2008
Start Year 2007