International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


*3 June: 'Sleep & Health' policy seminar

* Mar 3: 'A good start in life'. Watch again or Read

*Jan - Feb: 'Active Travel' papers

*Aug 25 - 19: Summer School

Occasional Papers

The ICLS Occasional Paper (OP) series covers ICLS work not published elsewhere and provides our policy seminar and public lecture participants the opportunity to review again the research presented.

  Author Title / Date / Dataset

 Child Health and Development

Feb 14
Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Epidemiology and ICLS Associate Director A good start in life

Keywords:Child Health
Dataset: Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
See also: UCL You Tube Channel
Jan 14

Active Transport and Health

   11.0 Amanda Sacker, ICLS Director
Active transport and health
– Introduction
  11.1 Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Epidemiology and ICLS Associate Director Active travel to school and the risk of obesity
Dataset(s): Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
  11.2 Ellen Flint, Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology at the LSHTM and former ICLS PhD student
Does active commuting predict healthy weight and body composition?
Dataset(s):Understanding Society
  11.3 Elizabeth Webb, ICLS Research Associate Bus passes, active travel and health. Dataset(s):English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); National Transport Study (NTS)

Child Health and Development

No. 10
Oct 12
Amanda Sacker, ICLS Director

Breast is best? Can breast feeding really increase one’s life chances?

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Social Mobility, Datasets: 1958 and 1970  Birth Cohort

See also: UCL You Tube Channel

No. 9
May 12


  9.1 Sally McManus, NatCen for Social Research

Mental health and wellbeing

Date: May 2012

Keywords: mental health, well-being scale,Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS),

  9.2 Amanda Sacker, ICLS and Professor of Quantitative Social Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Health related behaviours and wellbeing in adolescence

Date: May 2012

Keywords: Health behaviours, Adolescence

  9.3 Loretta Platts, ICLS PhD student, Imperial College

Do physical working conditions influence quality of life after retirement?

Date: May 2012

Keywords: working conditions, early old age, Gas and Electricity Public Utilities of France (GAZEL)

  9.4 Jessica Abell, ICLS PhD student, Imperial College

Well-being within older couples: Does your partner’s health affect your happiness? 

(Available on request)

Date: May 2012

Keywords: Well-being, older couples, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

No. 8
Mar 12

Early Childhood Health & Development 

   8.1 Catherine Bromley, Deputy Director, Scottish Centre for Social Research

Health inequalities in the early years - Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland Study.

Date:March 2012


   8.2 Lidia Panico, Postdoctoral Fellow, LSE Gender Institute

Family structure and child health (Available on request)

Date:March 2012


  8.3 Amanda Sacker , ICLS and Professor of Quantitative Social Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Breastfeeding and cognitive development

Date: March 2012

Keywords: breastfeeding, cognitive development, Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)

  8.3 Yvonne Kelly, ICLS and Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Time for bed?

Date: March 2012


July 11
Professor David Blane, ICLS & Imperial College

Dr Maria Maynard, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences
The Boyd Orr Cohort : Influences on diet in early old age
No. 6
Jul 11


Work Life Balance

  6.1 Anne Conolly, NatCen
Lone parents and employment: an exploration of findings from the Families and Children Study 2006 – 2008
  6.2 Jitka Pikhartova, ICLS
 To be or not to be an employed mother – what is better for children’s health? (Available on request)
  6.3 Dr Anne McMunn, ICLS
Combining work & family: Health effects in women and their children.
  6.4 Bola Akinwale, Imperial College
 Labour market position, family circumstances and health in later life. (Available on request)
  6.5 Dr Elizabeth Webb
Transitions in work and family and quality of life at older ages. (Available on request)
 No. 5
Mar 11

Unemployment, Recession and Health


5.0  Professor Mel Bartley, ICLS 

5.1 Professor Mel Bartley, ICLS


Longitudinal data, unemployment and health

   5.2 Ellen Flint, ICLS The effects of joblessness and insecure employment on psychological well-being (available on request)
   5.3 Dr Bola Akinwale, Imperial College 5.3 Unemployment, permanent sickness and mortality risk in early old age (available on request)
   5.4 Professor Tarani Chandola, ICLS 5.4 The effect of the recession on work stress
  5.5 Dr Matt Barnes, NatCen 5.5 Social impacts of recession(not available)
No. 4
Oct 10

Education, Education, Education: A life course perspective.

   4.1 Professor Tarani Chandola, ICLS Can adult education reduce inequalities in health
   4.2 Dr Rosie Green, NatCen Educational attainment among young people in rural England
   4.3 Andy Ross, NatCen Disengagement from education among young people
  4.4 Dr Yvonne Kelly, ICLS What role for the home learning environment & parenting in reducing socio-economic gradients in early child development?
No. 3
February 2011
Professor David Blane, Imperial College, Richard D Wiggins, Institute of Education, Scott M Montgomery, Karolinska Institute, Zoe Hildon, University College London, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Imperial College

Resilience at older ages: the importance of social relations and implications for policy.

Keywords: Older ages; quality of life; resilience; policy



Professor Mel Bartley, UCL

The importance of life course research in an aging population.




JN Morris, Professor Emeritus, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Minimum Income for Healthy Living (MIHL). June 20010 Transcript

Keywords: Minimum income for healthy living. Young, single men. Retired people without disability.


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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.