Bridging social and biological sciences
The International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health was set up in 2008 to conduct original research integrating social and biological knowledge in four substantive area:
- Well-being in childhood and adolescence;
- Work, health and well-being;
- Social influences on successful ageing;
- The social-biological interface
and to make 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.
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The International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and
Health (ICLS) is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) RES-596-28-0001 (2008 - 2012) ES/J019119/1 (2013 - 2017). ICLS is a multidisciplinary research centre, directed by Professor Amanda Sacker, that supports supports research at UCL, University of Manchester, University of East London and Örebro University Hospital Sweden.