International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


Training Opportunities

Studying at UCL

ICLS trains research students and postdoctoral fellows in the secondary analysis of longitudinal data.

Studentships awarded

Four (4) ESRC/ICLS studentships have been awarded for the period 2013 – 2017.

ICLS research students are supervised by multi-disciplinary panels and offered taught courses in statistics, a weekly seminar programme and quarterly scientific workshops.

Some PhD research is combined with long-term attachment to one of the ICLS scientific programme’s project teams in order to gain apprentice-style experience of working in a research team.

Student also learn about communicating their research findings to a variety of academic and non academic audiences. Initially, limited quantitative skills, does not debar first class social scientists from eligibility for training with ICLS.

Prospective students

Prospective students wishing to study health and wellbeing over the lifecourse may apply for  studentships indirectly associated with ICLS. Any vacancies will be advertised via the UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

The Department usually hosts a Phd Open-Day early in the new year.

Research topics

Research topics include:
  • A picture of youth: Inequalities in health from childhood to early adulthood
  • Drinking, smoking, healthy diets and exercise in families
  • Family transitions and family health and wellbeing
  • Who does what? Divisions of labour forms and health & wellbeing
  • Changing social roles: Health effects in men and women
  • Any job is better than no job? Job quality, later retirement age and health
  • UK/Japan comparison of health behaviours and their impacts on social determinants of healthy ageing
  • Working longer: paid employment beyond age 65 years
  • Lifecourse, welfare and wellbeing in an ageing world: international perspectives
  • Social position and health: dimensions in relation to biomarkers
  • Unintended consequences of social mobility? Social transition and immune-mediated disease risk