International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health



This podcast series covers new research findings and policy related research compiled by ICLS members and their colleagues.



Author of The Life Project and Nature Magazine’s Chief Features Editor, Helen Pearson talks about how the cohort studies have touched all our lives and reflects on ICLS research findings presented in the booklet, Never too Early, Never too Late.

Tarani Chandola


Getting out and about: what helps us stay active in older age?

Amanda Sacker


Why do we need to look across the life course to improve the nation’s health?

meena2 13/07/16
Meena Kumari discusses if a small amount of alcohol is good for the mind
Lauren-bird 06/06/16
Lauren Bird discusses the link between gender attitudes and behaviours and the resultant impact upon relationship satisfaction
Rebecca Lacey 06/06/16
Rebecca Lacey discusses work-family life combinations and midlife inflammation indicating potential disease later in life.
Mel Bartley  27/01/16
Mel Bartley discusses how life gets under your skin.
Elizabeth Webb  29/11/15
Elizabeth Webb discusses the health benefits of the free bus pass.
Morten Wahrendorf


Morten Wahrendorf discuss the link between the quality of midlife work and the uptake of volunteering during retirement.

Amanda Hughes


Elevated inflammatory biomarkers during unemployment

Amanda Hughes discusses links between unemployment  and health.

Scott Montgomery


Teenage stress resilience and middle aged health

Scott Montgomery investigates whether stress resilience - the body’s ability to cope with stressful exposures  in adolescence is associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in middle age.

Yvonne Kelly


Who are the 11 year old drinkers?

Yvonne Kelly examines influences on the emergence of exploratory drinking in early adolescence (age 11 years) using data from the large contemporary population based Millennium Cohort Study.

Amanda Sacker


Why are early adolescents from poor families at increased risk of overweight and obesity?

Amanda Sacker discusses research that shows  striking socioeconomic inequalities with early adolescents from the poorest families 3 times more likely to be obese compared with their wealthier counterparts. Data are from over 10,000 children on the cusp of adolescence, at 11 years old, from the Millennium Cohort Study.

Tarani Chandola


Who wants to work forever?

Professor Tarani Chandola discusses the pros and cons of working later in life - past the traditional UK retirement age of 65 for men and 60 for women.

Ellen Flint


On the buses - how public transport can help tackle obesity

In the first ICLS podcast Dr Ellen Flint talks about new research linking different forms of commuting and commuters' Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat.