Whitehall II Study 30th Anniversary Celebration Event

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Whitehall II Study. To celebrate the achievements of the past 30 years, a one-day celebration event was held at UCL on Wednesday 25th November 2015. Over 150 people attended including Whitehall researchers, collaborators and a representative group of participants from the Whitehall II cohort.

Event Programme (pdf)

Talk Title
Links to Talk
Welcome Professor Mika Kivimaki, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
Funding Whitehall II Study Professor Jane Elliott, ESRC No slides  Video
Funding Whitehall II Study Dr Joe McNamara, MRC Slides (pdf) Video
Funding Whitehall II Study Professor Jeremy Pearson, BHF Slides (pdf) Video
History of the Whitehall II Study Professor Sir Michael Marmot, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
Participants’ perspective Professor Anthea Tinker, KCL Slides (pdf) Video
Genetics and drug development Professor Aroon Hingorani, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
Health and vascular ageing Professor Eric Brunner, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
IMPACT-BAM - population prediction model for CVD and dementia Dr Martin O’Flaherty, Liverpool Slides (pdf) Video
SES biology Professor Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London
Slides (pdf) Video
Biological responses to stress and cardiovascular disease Professor Andrew Steptoe, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
Cognitive ageing: does midlife matter? Professor Archana Singh-Manoux, UCL Slides (pdf) Video
Risk, resilience and the brain Professor Klaus Ebmeier, Oxford Slides (pdf) Video
The Future of Whitehall II Professor Mika Kivimaki, UCL Slides (pdf) Video

Participant Focus Group

Many thanks to all those participants who took part in the Focus Group following the 30th anniversary celebration. Your input is very valuable to us and will be used to help plan the next study phase.

  • A one day Stress and Health Study Participant Focus Group was held on 15 April 2016 at University College London (UCL). The purpose of this Focus Group was to gain feedback about the study from the Stress and Health study participants.
  • We invited a random sample of study participants. This sample included participants with different backgrounds living in various locations around the country. 11 participants attended the Focus Group.
  • An independent facilitator, Andrew Risner from Empowerment at Work,  was employed to run the day following our brief.
  • The Focus Group provided a range of important insights into the experience of study participants, which the independent facilitator summarised in a report (PDF). The Stress and Health Study will use the information in the report to help improve the study.