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