International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health

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* Policy Seminar: Working Later in Life

* Podcast: Active Commuting

* Policy Seminar Papers: Active Travel

Policy Seminars

2014  

Tuesday 2 December
1.45 - 4pm

INVITATION

ABSTRACTS

TRANSCRIPTS

*Adolescents and Health*
Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew,(former) Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate, Department for Education.

Papers/Speakers

  • Why are early adolescents from poor families at increased risk of overweight and obesity? Amanda Sacker, Professor of Lifecourse Studies at UCL and Director of ICLS.
  • Who are the 11 year old drinkers?  Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Epidemiology and ICLS Associate Director.
  • Diet quality and the factors that influence nutrient intake in teenage girls. Laura Weston (NatCen Social Research) (Principal Investigator) & Eva Almiron-Roig (Nutrition Surveys and Studies Group, MRC HNR).
  • Stress resilience and inflammation in adolescence predict poor mental and physical health in middle-aged men. Scott Montgomery, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, ICLS, Orebro University Hospital and  Karolinska Institute, Sweden

RSVP essential (indicating any special needs). Venue details (London) will be available on registration. Nearest stations: Underground - Russell Square. Overground - Kings Cross. 

Registered participants include representatives from:

Dept. of Health; Kids Company; Hackney Council; Best Beginnings; Hampshire County Council ; City of York Council; Public Health Lewisham; APPG Fit and Healthy Childhood, PHE; and Gloucestershire County Council.


Tuesday 3 June
1.45 - 4pm

INVITATION

ABSTRACTS

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Sleep and Health

Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew,(former) Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate, Department for Education.

Papers/Speakers

  • Scheduled versus demand feeding of infants: how do different feeding modes affect sleeping patterns in older childhood, and do they affect the risk of obesity?  Maria Iacovou, Reader in Quantitative Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge.
  • Time for bed? Sleep, health and development in the first decade of life: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Epidemiology and ICLS Associate Director.
  • Sleep disturbance, sleep duration and mortality in British civil servants. Jessica Abell, UCL Research Associate and former ICLS PhD student.
  • Troubled sleep: A cross-national study of the influence of age, health, social and psychosocial factors  Gopalakrishnan  Netuveli, Professor of Public Health, UEL and a member of ICLS.



FREE: RSVP essential (indicating any special needs). Venue details will be available on registration. Nearest underground stations: Euston Square Street and Warren Street. For Government, business and third sector policy makers.


Tuesday 7 January

1.45 - 4pm

PROGRAMME /INVITATION

ABSTRACTS

*TRANSCRIPTS

Active Transport and Health

Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew,(former) Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate, Department for Education

Papers / Speakers:

  • Active travel to school and the risk of obesity. Yvonne Kelly, ICLS
  • Does active commuting predict healthy weight and body composition? Ellen Flint, LSHTM
  • Bus passes, active travel and health. Elizabeth Web, ICLS
  • Attitudes to transport and willingness to change behavior.  Eleanor Taylor, NatCen Social Research


FREE
RSVP  essential (indicating any special needs). Venue details will be available on registration. Nearest underground stations: Euston Square Street and Warren Street

 2013  

Wednesday 13 March

1.45 - 4pm

PROGRAMME

ABSTRACTS

Unemployment, Recession & Health

Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew, Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate Department for Education.

Papers / Speakers:

  • Intergenerational transmission of worklessness.  Matt Barnes is a Research Director in the Income and Work Team at NatCen Social Research.
  • Unemployment in past and present, and prediction for future. Noriko Cable, ICLS.
  • Unemployment and mortality in Sweden. Scott Montgomery, ICLS and Örebro University, Sweden.
  • Understanding the relationship between labour market status and psychological wellbeing. Ellen Flint is a  postdoctoral researcher, LSHTM and former ICLS PhD student.

For more information about this policy seminar please contact us.

2012  

Wednesday 2 May

1.45 - 4pm

PROGRAMME

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Occasional Papers 9.1 - 9.4

 Wellbeing

Chairperson: Mel Bartley, Professor of Medical Sociology and ICLS Director

Papers / Speakers:

  • Mental health and wellbeing. Sally McManus, Research Director, NatCen Health and Wellbeing Team.
  • Health related behaviours and wellbeing in adolescence. Amanda Sacker, ICLS and Professor of Quantitative Social Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.
  • Do physical working conditions influence quality of life after retirement? Loretta Platts,  ICLS PhD student, Imperial College
  • Well-being within older couples: Does your partner’s health affect your happiness? Jessica Abell, ICLS PhD student, Imperial College

Transcripts  are available. Please see ICLS Occasional Papers

2011  

Tuesday 6 December

1.45 - 4pm

PROGRAMME

ABSTRACTS

TRANSCRIPTS
Occasional Papers 8.0 - 8.4

Early Childhood Health & Development 

Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew, Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate Department for Education.

Papers / Speakers:

  • Health inequalities in the early years - Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Catherine Bromley, Deputy Director, Scottish Centre for Social Research
  • Family structure and child health. Lidia Panico, LSE Gender Institute
  • Breastfeeding and cognitive development. Amanda Sacker, ICLS and Professor of Quantitative Social Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. 
  • Time for bed? Yvonne Kelly, ICLS and Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Tuesday 7 June
1.45pm - 4pm

PROGRAMME

ABSTRACTS

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Occasional Papers 6.1 - 6.5

Work - Life Balance
Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew, Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate Department for Education.

Papers / Speakers:

  • Anne Conolly, NatCen:Lone parents & employment: an exploration of findings from the Families & Children Study 2006-2008.
  • Jitka Pikhartova, ICLS: To be or not to be an employed mother- what is better for children’s health?
  • Anne McMunn, ICLS: Combining work & family: Health effects in women & their children.
  • Elizabeth Webb, ICLS: Transitions in work & family and quality of life at older ages
  • Bola Akinwale, Imperial College: Labour market position, family circumstances & health in later life.

Transcripts  are available. Please see ICLS Occasional Papers

2010  

Tuesday 7 Dec
2 - 4pm

PROGRAMME

ABSTRACTS

TRANSCRIPTS
Occasional Papers 5.1 - 5.5

Unemployment, Recession and Health
Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew, Chief Research Officer, Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Department for Education.

Papers / Speakers:

  • Longitudinal data, unemplyment and health. Mel Bartley, Director, ICLS
  • The effect of the recession on work stress. Tarani Chandola, ICLS.
  • The effects of joblessness and insecure employment on psychological wellbeing. Ellen Flint, ICLS.
  • Unemployment, permanent sickness and mortality risk in early old age. Bola Akinwale, Imperial College.

Social impacts of recession. Matt Barnes, NatCen.

Transcripts  are available. Please see ICLS Occasional Papers

Friday  25 June

2 - 4pm


PROGRAMME

ABSTRACTS

TRANSCRIPTS
Occasional Papers 4.1 - 4.4

Education, education, education: A life course perspective
Chairperson: Richard Bartholomew, Director of Social Research, DCSF
Speakers: Tarnai Chandola, ICLS; Rosie Green, NatCen; Andy Ross, NatCen; Yvonne Kelly, ICLS.

Transcripts are available. Please see ICLS Occasional Papers

2009  

Wednesday 2 December
2 - 4pm


PROGRAMME

Transitions, choices and health at older ages: life course analyses of longitudinal data.
Chairperson: Professor David Blane, Imperial College

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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.