Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Jewels in the crown: the British Birth Cohorts

The British Birth Cohort Studies are often described as 'the jewel in the crown' of British science. They are used every day by lifecourse researchers at ICLS to better understand how life gets under our skin and to help policy makers, practitioners and the public know when and how to act to help people live long, healthy and happy lives. In this episode of The Lifecourse podcast, author of The Life Project and Nature Magazine's Chief Features Editor, Helen Pearson talks about how the cohort studies have touched our lives.

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Further information

  • Listen to Helen Pearson's Ted Talk on the Birth Cohorts
  • Read ICLS' booklet Never too early, never too late (link to be added)