Prof Yvonne Kelly

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Name: Yvonne Kelly Email: y.kelly@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Prof Tel: 020 7679 1632
Department: Epidemiology & Public Health Fax:
Position: Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology Address: 1-19 Torrington Place, , London, WC1E 6BT
Research Domain: Human Wellbeing, Populations & Lifelong Health, Reproduction & Development Web Page:  

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Research Description

Prof Kelly leads work on health and development during childhood and adolescence. Of particular interest are: 

  •  the causes and consequences of social and ethnic inequalities
  • the ways in which familial and broader social contextual influences combine to shape health and development
  • the uptake and retention of health related behaviours during late childhood and adolescence
  • the links between early life exposures e.g. drinking and smoking in pregnancy, birthweight and infant feeding and later health and development.

To do this work she makes use of longitudinal datasets including the Millennium Cohort Study, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, the 1958 and 1970 Birth Cohort Studies.

 


Research Activities

Education Description

Prof Kelly supervises PhD and MSc students, and teaches on the MSc Society and Health course.

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External Collaborators

Publications

    2015

    • Booker CL, Skew AJ, Kelly YJ, Sacker A (2015). Media Use, Sports Participation, and Well-Being in Adolescence: Cross-Sectional Findings From the UK Household Longitudinal Study.. Am J Public Health, 105(1), 173 - 179. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301783

    2014

    • Cable N, Kelly Y, Bartley M, Sato Y, Sacker A (2014). Critical role of smoking and household dampness during childhood for adult phlegm and cough: a research example from a prospective cohort study in Great Britain.. BMJ Open, 4(4), e004807 - . doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-004807
    • Booker CL, Skew AJ, Sacker A, Kelly YJ (2014). Well-Being in Adolescence-An Association With Health-Related Behaviors: Findings From Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study. JOURNAL OF EARLY ADOLESCENCE, 34(4), 518 - 538. doi:10.1177/0272431613501082
    • Panico L, Stuart B, Bartley M, Kelly Y (2014). Asthma trajectories in early childhood: identifying modifiable factors.. PLoS One, 9(11), e111922 - . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111922
    • Heikkil√§ K, Kelly Y, Renfrew MJ, Sacker A, Quigley MA (2014). Breastfeeding and educational achievement at age 5.. Matern Child Nutr, 10(1), 92 - 101. doi:10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00402.x

    2013

    • Kelly Y, Becares L, Nazroo J (2013). Associations between maternal experiences of racism and early child health and development: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study.. J Epidemiol Community Health, 67(1), 35 - 41. doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200814
    • Kelly Y, Iacovou M, Quigley MA, Gray R, Wolke D, Kelly J, Sacker A (2013). Light drinking versus abstinence in pregnancy - behavioural and cognitive outcomes in 7-year-old children: a longitudinal cohort study.. BJOG, 120(11), 1340 - 1347. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.12246
    • Sacker A, Kelly Y, Iacovou M, Cable N, Bartley M (2013). Breast feeding and intergenerational social mobility: what are the mechanisms?. Arch Dis Child, , - . doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303199
    • Kelly Y, Kelly J, Sacker A (2013). Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year-old children: a longitudinal population-based study.. J Epidemiol Community Health, , - . doi:10.1136/jech-2012-202024
    • Kelly Y, Kelly A, Sacker A (2013). Changes in bedtime schedules and behavioral difficulties in 7 year old children. Pediatrics, , - . doi:10.1542/peds.2013-1906

    2012

    • Sacker A, Kelly YJ (2012). Ethnic differences in growth in early childhood: an investigation of two potential mechanisms.. Eur J Public Health, 22(2), 197 - 203. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr032
    • Kelly YJ, Sacker A, Gray R, Kelly J, Wolke D, Head J, Quigley MA (2012). Light drinking during pregnancy: still no increased risk for socioemotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at 5 years of age?. J Epidemiol Community Health, 66(1), 41 - 48. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.103002
    • Bartley M, Kelly Y, Sacker A (2012). Early life financial adversity and respiratory function in midlife: A prospective birth cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 175(1), 33 - 42. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr284
    • Sacker A, Kelly Y, Bartley M, Iacovou M (2012). BREASTFEEDING AND SOCIAL MOBILITY: NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OR STRESS MECHANISMS?. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 66, A38 - A38. doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201753.098
    • Priest N, Paradies Y, Trenerry B, Truong M, Karlsen S, Kelly Y (2012). A systematic review of studies examining the relationship between reported racism and health and wellbeing for children and young people. Soc Sci Med, , - . doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.031
    • Pikhartova J, McMunn A, Chandola T, Kelly Y (2012). Does maternal employment and maternal marital status in childhood affect smoking in adolescence?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 22, 165 - 165.

    2011

    • MCMUNN A, Kelly Y, Cable N, Bartley M (2011). Maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the United Kingdom: Longitudinal evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study.. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, , - . doi:10.1136/jech.2010.109553
    • Ki M, Sacker A, Kelly Y, Nazroo J (2011). Health selection operating between classes and across employment statuses.. J Epidemiol Community Health, 65(12), 1132 - 1139. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.107995
    • Carson C, Kelly Y, Kurinczuk JJ, Sacker A, Redshaw M, Quigley MA (2011). Effect of pregnancy planning and fertility treatment on cognitive outcomes in children at ages 3 and 5: longitudinal cohort study. BRIT MED J, 343, - . doi:10.1136/bmj.d4473
    • Kelly Y, Sacker A, Del Bono E, Francesconi M, Marmot M (2011). What role for the home learning environment and parenting in reducing the socioeconomic gradient in child development? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. ARCH DIS CHILD, 96(9), 832 - U77. doi:10.1136/adc.2010.195917
    • Heikkila K, Sacker A, Kelly Y, Renfrew MJ, Quigley MA (2011). Breast feeding and child behaviour in the Millennium Cohort Study. ARCH DIS CHILD, 96(7), 635 - 642. doi:10.1136/adc.2010.201970
    • Scheiwe A, Kelly Y, Stafford M, Watt R (2011). A GOOD PLACE FOR BRINGING UP CHILDREN? MOTHER'S NEIGHBOURHOOD PERCEPTIONS AND CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE MILLENNIUM COHORT STUDY. doi:10.1136/jech.2011.143586.14

    2010

    • Smith NR, Kelly YJ, Nazroo JY (2010). THE INFLUENCE OF ACCULTURATION ON ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN OBESITY IN ENGLAND. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 64, A50 - A51. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120477.44
    • Carson C, Kelly Y, Kurinczuk JJ, Sacker A, Redshaw M, Quigley MA (2010). THE EFFECTS OF PREGNANCY PLANNING, TIME TO CONCEPTION AND ART ON EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE ABILITY AT YEARS. J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 64, A24 - A25. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.61
    • Pikhartova J, Kelly Y, Chandola T, Britton A, McMunn A (2010). THE ROLE OF PAID MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT IN CHILDHOOD ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH IN BHPS STUDY. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 275 - 275.
    • Kelly Y, Becares L, Nazroo J (2010). IS EXPERIENCE OF RACISM RELATED TO EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK?. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 251 - 251.
    • Sacker A, Kelly Y (2010). BETTER OR WORSE? ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN GROWTH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 251 - 251.
    • Heikkila K, Sacker A, Kelly Y, Renfrew MJ, Quigley MA (2010). BREAST FEEDING AND BEHAVIOURAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN: FINDINGS FROM THE MILLENNIUM COHORT STUDY. J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 64, A5 - A5. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.12
    • Panico L, Bartley M, Kelly Y, McMunn A, Sacker A (2010). Changes in Family Structure in Early Childhood in the Millennium Cohort Study. Population Trends, 142, 78 - 92.
    • Kelly Y, McMunn A, Bartley M, Cable N, Sacker A, Montgomery S (2010). DO MUM AND DAD GET ALONG? FAMILY CONFLICT AND HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: FINDINGS FROM THE UK MILLENNIUM COHORT STUDY. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 308 - 309.
    • Pikhartova J, McMunn A, Britton A, Chandola T, Kelly Y (2010). THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PAID MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT SMOKING IN BHPS STUDY. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 15 - 15.
    • McMunn A, Kelly Y, Cable N, Bartley M (2010). MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT AND CHILD SOCIO-EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOUR: LONGITUDINAL EVIDENCE FROM THE MILLENNIUM COHORT STUDY. J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, 64, A32 - A33. doi:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.82
    • Cable N, Kelly Y, McMunn A, Bartley M (2010). MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT AND CHILD SOCIO-EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR: LONGITUDINAL EVIDENCE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 236 - 236.
    • Coope CM, Kelly Y, McMunn A, Karlsen S (2010). MATERNAL DEPRESSION AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 236 - 236.
    • Kelly Y, Sacker A, Davis-Kean P, Simonton S, Nazroo J, Becares L, Worzalla S (2010). HOW DIFFERENT OR SIMILAR ARE ETHNIC/RACIAL DISPARITIES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE US AND UK?. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 250 - 250.
    • Cable N, Bartley M, McMunn A, Kelly Y (2010). GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE EFFECT OF BREAST FEEDING ON ADULT PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. INT J BEHAV MED, 17, 319 - 319.
    • Bartley M, Sacker A, Kelly Y (2010). EARLY LIFE ORIGINS OF INEQUALITY IN RESPIRATORY FUNCTION IN MID-LIFE. EPIDEMIOL PREV, 34(5-6), 147 - 147.

    2009

    • Watt RG, Tull KI, Hardy R, Wiggins M, Kelly Y, Molloy B, Dowler E, Apps J, McGlone P (2009). Effectiveness of a social support intervention on infant feeding practices: randomised controlled trial.. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63, 156 - 162.
    • Smith NR, Kelly YJ, Nazroo JY (2009). Intergenerational continuities of ethnic inequalities in general health in England. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 63(3), 253 - 258. doi:10.1136/jech.2008.077495
    • Quigley MA, Kelly YJ, Sacker A (2009). Infant feeding, solid foods and hospitalisation in the first 8 months after birth. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, 94(2), 148 - 150. doi:10.1136/adc.2008.146126
    • Kelly Y, Sacker A, Gray R, Kelly J W, D Q, M A (2009). Light drinking in pregnancy, a risk for behavioural problems and cognitive deficits at 3 years of age?. International Journal of Epidemiology, 38, 129 - 140.
    • Carson C, Kurinczuk J, J S, A K, Y K, R R, M Q, M A (2009). Cognitive development following ART: effect of choice of comparison group, confounding and mediating factors.. Human Reproduction, , - .

    2008

    • McMunn A, Kelly Y, Bartley M (2008). Lone parenthood, material deprivation and child emotional development in the Millennium Cohort Study.
    • Kelly Y, Panico L, Bartley M, Marmot M, Nazroo J, Sacker A (2008). Why does birthweight vary among ethnic groups in the UK? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.. Journal of Public Health, , - . doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdn057
    • Smith NR, Kelly YJ, Nazroo JY (2008). Intergenerational continuities of ethnic inequalities in general health in England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, , - .
    • Quigley MA, Sacker A, Kelly Y (2008). Infant feeding, solid foods and hospitalisation in the first 8 months after birth. Archives of Disease in Childhood, , - .

    2007

    • Quigley M, Kelly Y, Sacker A (2007). Breastfeeding and Hospitalization for Diarrheal and Respiratory Infection in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Pediatrics, 119, e837 - e842.
    • Watt RG, Dowler E, Hardy R, Kelly Y, McGlone P, Molloy B, Tull KI, Wiggins M (2007). Promoting recommended infant feeding practices in a low-income-sample randomised control trial of a peer-support intervention. P NUTR SOC, 66, 23A - 23A.
    • Kelly Y (2007). Infant health at the beginning of the new century. In Garret E, Sheldon N (Ed.), Infant mortality a social problem (pp. - ). : Ashgate.
    • Delpisheh A, Kelly Y, Rizwan S, Brabin BJ (2007). Salivary cotinine, doctor-diagnosed asthma and respiratory symptoms in primary schoolchildren. Maternal and Child Health Journal, , - .
    • Quigley MA, Kelly YJ, Sacker A (2007). Breastfeeding, hospitalizations, and the role of ethnicity - Reply. PEDIATRICS, 120(2), 453 - 453. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-1425
    • Panico L, Bartley M, Marmot M, Nazroo J, Kelly Y (2007). Ethnic variation in childhood asthma and wheezing illnesses: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, , - . doi:10.1093/ije/dym089
    • Delpisheh A, Kelly Y, Rizwan S, Attia E, Drammond S, Brabin BJ (2007). Population attributable risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes related to smoking in adolescents and adults. Public Health, , - . doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2007.03.015

    2006

    • Panico L, Bartley M, Marmot M, Nazroo J, Sacker A, Kelly Y (2006). Ethnic Variation in Childhood Asthma and Wheezing Illnesses:.
    • Delpisheh A, Kelly Y, Rizwan S, Brabin BJ (2006). Socio-economic status, smoking during pregnancy and birth outcomes: an analysis of cross-sectional community studies in Liverpool (1993-2001).. Journal of Child Health Care, 10, 140 - 148.
    • Kelly Y, Watt RG, Nazroo JY (2006). Racial/ethnic differences in breastfeeding initiation and continuation in the United Kingdom and comparison with findings in the United States. Pediatrics, 118(5), e1428 - e1435. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-0714
    • Panico L, Kelly YK (2006). Ethnic variation on the impact of family living arrangements on child health: Findings from the Millenium Cohort Study..
    • Sacker A, Quigley M, Kelly Y (2006). Breastfeeding and developmental delay: Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Pediatrics, 118(3), e682 - e689. doi:10.1542/peds.2005-3141
    • Kelly Y, Sacker A, Schoon I, Nazroo J (2006). Ethnic differences in achievement of developmental milestones by 9 months of age: the Millennium Cohort Study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 48, 825 - 830. doi:10.1017/S0012162206001770
    • Delpisheh A, Kelly Y, Brabin BJ (2006). Passive cigarette exposure in primary schoolchildren in Liverpool. Journal of Public Health, 120, 65 - 69.

    2005

    • Herrick K, Shelton N, Kelly Y (2005). Respiratory Health and Lung Function. In Bromely C, Sproston K, Shelton N (Ed.), The Scottish Health Survey 2003 (pp. 189 - 222). : Scottish Executive.
    • Herrick K, Zaninotto P, Kelly Y (2005). Respiratory Health and Lung Function. In Bromley K, Sproston K, Shelton N (Ed.), The Scottish Health Survey 2003 (pp. 282 - 320). : Astron.
    • Kelly Y, Watt RG (2005). Breast feeding initiation and exclusive duration at 6 months by social class - results from the Millennium Cohort Study. Public Health Nutrition, 8, 417 - 421.

    2004

    • Kelly YJ, Macfarlane A, Dattani N (2004). Infant and childhood mortality. In Nessa N (Ed.), The health of children and young children (pp. - ). : Office for National Statistics.
    • Rizwan S, Reid J, Kelly Y, Bundred PE, Pearson M, Brabin BJ (2004). Trends in childhood and parental asthma prevalence in Merseyside, 1991-1998. J PUBLIC HEALTH-UK, 26(4), 337 - 342. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdh180
    • Kelly YJ, Bartley M, Schoon I, Hope S (2004). Parent health. In (Ed.), Millennium Cohort Study: First Survey: A User's Guide to Initial Findings (pp. - ). : Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University of London.
    • Kelly YJ, Macfarlane A, Butler NR (2004). Pregnancy, labout and delivery. In Dex X, Joshi H (Ed.), Millennium Cohort Study: First Survey: A User's Guide to Initial Findings (pp. - ). : Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University of London.
    • Rizwan S, Brabin B, Kelly Y, Reid J, Hasingd I, Bundref PE (2004). Secular trends in childhood and parental asthma prevalence in Merseyside, 1991-1998. Journal of Public Health, 26(4), 337 - 342. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdh180

    2003

    • Kelly Y, Sacker A, Marmot MG (2003). Nutrition and respiratory health in adults: findings from the Health Survey for Scotland. European Respiratory Journal, 21, 664 - 671.
    • Herrick K, Kelly Y (2003). Maternal health. In Sproston K, Primatesta P (Ed.), Health Survey for England 2002 (pp. - ). : The Stationery Office.

    2002

    • Haines MM, McMunn A, Nazroo J, Kelly YJ (2002). Social and demographic predictors of parental consultation for child psychological disorder. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 24(4), 276 - 284.
    • Roberts CM, Lowe D, Kelly YJ, Bucknall CB, Ryland I, Pearson MG (2002). Audit indicators of outcome following admission to Hospital with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. THORAX, 57, 137 - 141.

    2001

    • Roberts CM, Lowe D, Kelly Y, Bucknall CE, Ryland I, Pearson MG (2001). Audit of acute admissions of COPD: standards of care and management in the hospital setting. European Respiratory Journal, 17, 343 - 349.
    • Kelly Y, Nazroo J, McMunn A, Boreham R, Marmot M (2001). Birthweight and behavioural problems in children: a modifiable effect?. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30, 88 - 94.
    • Nazroo J, Becher H, Kelly Y, McMunn A (2001). Children's health. In Erens B, Primatesta P (Ed.), Health Survey for England: The Health of Minority Ethnic Groups (pp. 345 - 395). : The Stationery Office.
    • Nazroo J, Becher H, Kelly Y, McMunn A (2001). Ethnic Differences in Children's Health (Chapter 13).

    1998

    • Brabin BJ, Kelly Y (1998). Prevalence of childhood asthma in the tropics.. Ann Trop Paediatr, 18 Suppl, S33 - S39.
    • Milligan PJ, Brabin BJ, Kelly YJ, Pearson MG, Mahoney G, Dunne E, Heaf D, Reid J (1998). Association of spatial distribution of childhood respiratory morbidity with environmental dust pollution.. J Toxicol Environ Health A, 55(3), 169 - 184.

    1996

    • Kelly YJ, Brabin BJ, Milligan PJ, Reid JA, Heaf D, Pearson MG (1996). Clinical significance of cough and wheeze in the diagnosis of asthma.. Arch Dis Child, 75(6), 489 - 493.

    1995

    • Kelly YJ, Brabin BJ, Milligan P, Heaf DP, Reid J, Pearson MG (1995). Maternal asthma, premature birth, and the risk of respiratory morbidity in schoolchildren in Merseyside.. Thorax, 50(5), 525 - 530.

    • Zilanawala A, Davis-Kean P, Nazroo J, Sacker A, Simonton S, Kelly Y (). Race/Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood BMI, Obesity and Overweight in the UK and US. International Journal of Obesity, , - .
    • Pikhartova J, Kelly Y, Chandola T, Britton A, McMunn A (). The role of paid maternal employment in childhood on adolescent healt in the BHPS..
    • Kelly YJ, Bartley M (). Pathways from parent health to child health and development.. In Dex S, Joshi H, Hanson K (Ed.), Children of the New Century (pp. - ). : Polity Press.
    • Coope C, Kelly Y, McMunn A, Karlsen S (). Mother's psychological distress and conduct behaviour in boys and girls aged 5 years old..
    • MCMUNN A, Kelly Y, Cable N, Bartley M (). Maternal Employment and Child Socio-emotional Behavior: Longitudinal Evidence from the United Kingdom..
    • Kelly Y, McMunn A, Bartley M, Cable N, Sacker A, Montgomery S (). Do mum and dad get along? Family conflict and health development in early childhood: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study..
    • Cable N, Bartley M, McMunn A, Kelly Y (). Gender differences in the effect of breastfeeding on adult psychological well-being..
    • Cable N, Bartley M, McMunn A, Kelly Y (). Gender differences in the effect of breastfeeding on adult psychological well-being..
    • Cable N, Bartley M, McMunn A, Kelly Y (). Gender differences in the effect of breastfeeding on adult psychological well-being..
    • MCMUNN A, Kelly Y, Cable N, Bartley M (). Effects of parental divisions in paid employment and unpaid domestic labour on child socio-emotional behaviour: Longitudinal evidence from the United Kingdom..
    • MCMUNN A, Kelly Y, Cable N, Bartley M (). Effects of parental divisions in childcare and domestic labour on child socio-emotional behaviour: Longitudinal evidence from the United Kingdom.
    • Coope C, Kelly Y, McMunn A, Karlsen S (). Maternal depression and disruptive behavior: gender differences in early childhood..