Bridging social and biological sciences
The International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) was set up in 2008.
- Policy Seminar: Work, Family and Health
- Podcast: Volunteering post retirement
- Book: A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions.
- Blog: Child of our Time - Can racism towards a mum hurt her children?
- Summer School: Aug 31 - Sept 4 Bamberg
ICLS conducts original research integrating social and biological knowledge in four substantive areas:
- Well-being in childhood and adolescence
- Work, health and well-being
- Social influences on successful ageing
- The social-biological interface
and makes scientific contributions in two cross-cutting areas of:
- Longitudinal methodology, and
- International comparative research
This research is possible due to the unique longitudinal
birth cohort studies that have been carried out in the UK and the
availability of comparative national and international data.
By offering training opportunities and partnership, the work of ICLS provides social scientists with quantitative skills required to make best use of longitudinal data.