International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


Events & News

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January 17: Quarterly Centre Day

  • ICLS UK and International collaborators are welcome to join this meeting. Speakers include Danny Dorling, Debbie Lawlor, Tarani Chandola, Anne McMunn, and Meena Kumari. ICLS January Quarterly meeting programme.


December 12: Child of Our Time Blog

Cyberbullying – the long term effects

December 5: Child of Our Time Blog

Giving children the best possible start – what matters most?

December 1: WorkLife Blog

Want to be fit at forty? Don’t have a baby early!

November 29: Child of Our Time Blog

Putting a SPRING in the step of mums-to-be

November 26: Health Inequality; An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods, 2nd edition.

  • Interested in understanding and addressing the persisting challenge of social inequalities? We are pleased to announce the second edition of Mel Bartley's popular book Health Inequalities. Discount available till 31 Dec 2016.

November 15: Child of Our Time Blog

Better start for children

November 11: Child of Our Time Blog

BMI development and early adolescent psychosocial well-being

Sugar-coating the childhood obesity problem

November 7: WorkLife Blog

Reform and retirement: pension lessons from Finland

November 1: Podcast

Why do we need to look across the life course to improve the nation’s health?

Getting out and about: what helps us stay active in older age?

Author of The Life Project and Nature Magazine’s Chief Features Editor, Helen Pearson talks about how the cohort studies have touched all our lives and reflects on ICLS research findings presented in the booklet, Never too Early, Never too Late.

October 18: Quarterly Centre Day

  • ICLS UK and International collaborators are welcome to join this meeting. Speakers include Hazel Inskip, Gopal Netuveli, Elizabeth Webb, Scott Mongomery, Noriko Cable and Afshin Zilanawala.  ICLS October Quarterly Meeting programme.

October 11: WorkLife Blog

Empower employees! They will retire later

October 7: Child of Our Time Blog

Early puberty: a question of background?

October 5: Workshop : Social-to-biological transitions and biomarkers, Bamberg

  • The workshop will cover the i) principles governing interactions between social exposures and biological processes ii)the biomarkers in population surveys and be  the main measurement issues associated with these biomarkers and iii) How to created a social-biological model for a health outcome. The workshop  (No. 3) runs prior to the SLLS conference which is being held this year in Bamberg, Germany.

September 27-28: Nordic-UK workshop on life-course research in health and disease

  • The workshop aimed at PhD students aims to provide an opportunity for students, supervisors and researchers from Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the UK to exchange information on research findings and methods.  Please contact Professor Scott Montgomery for further information.  Nordic-UK workshop programme

September 27: Child of Our Time Blog

Girls growing up – questions of early puberty

September 6: WorkLife Blog

Out of work again? The psychological impacts of repeated unemployment

August 31- September 2: NCRM /ICLS Autumn School: The use of biomarkers in social science research

  • A residential training event for early career researchers led by Professors Kumari and Chandola.  The aim of the school is to help researchers in the social sciences get familiar with the standard and new biomarker data that are available in longitudinal surveys such as Understanding Society and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Email Claire Spencer , NCRM administrator, Manchester University for more information or visit the NCRM website.

August 8: WorkLife Blog

Having a baby early? It might not be good for you later

July 13: Podcast

Is a small amount of alcohol is good for the mind?

July 12: Quarterly Centre Day

  • ICLS  UK and International collaborators are welcome to join this meeting. Speakers include David Voas, Mai Stafford, Debbie Lawlor and Richard Watt.  ICLS July Quarterly Meeting programme.

June 27 - July 1: Summer School : Longitudinal & Life Course Research: Milan

  • This popular summer school is being organised by Professor Ross MacMillan  Bocconi University, Milan

June 26: Child of Our Time Blog

Young drinkers: using evidence to prevent alcohol abuse

June 22: Child of Our Time Blog

Alcohol – who is drinking or drunk age 11?

June 22 -23: ICLS/University of Torino workshop

June 20: WorkLife Blog

Are permanently sick people less sick nowadays?

June 14: WorkLife Blog

Does having a rotten job in middle age leave us depressed in retirement?

June 6: Podcast

Work-family life combinations and midlife inflammation indicating potential disease later in life.

Is there a link between gender attitudes and behaviours and the resultant impact upon relationship satisfaction?

June 3: Child of Our Time Blog

Mixed race kids: happier than we might think!

May 25: WorkLife Blog

Working longer: is it good for your health?

May 19: Child of Our Time Blog

Being drunk – aged 11

May 13: WorkLife Blog

How travelling to work can work for you

May 3: WorkLife Blog

A question of inflammation

April 26: Child of Our Time Blog

Born in Bradford

April 25:  WorkLife blog.

  • Edited by Amanda Sacker, ICLS Director, we have launched a new WorkLife, blog about the relationship between work and  health and well-being of people, whether they are preparing for  working life, managing their work / life balance or preparing for retirement and life beyond retirement. This blog is aimed at sharing our research with employees, employers, policy makers, trade unions, occupational health specialists, and other health professionals responsible for the wellbeing of the workforce. Its purpose is to make sure that what we find can be properly understood and taken into consideration when decisions that affect our working lives are being made. Please take a look and leave your comments. Follow us to get notifications of the latest posts join us on Twitter @WorkLife_blog

April 20: Day School: How does the social become biological?

  • An ICLS day school to help researchers conceptualise social-biological transitions over the life course in a way that is socially and biologically plausible.  Day school programme.

April 19: WorkLife Blog

Can unemployment kill?

April 19: Quarterly Centre Day

  • ICLS UK and International collaborators are welcome to join this meeting. Speakers include Kate Pickett, University of Yorkk and and Sarah Arber, University of Surrey. ICLS Quarterly Meeting Programme.

March 17: Child of Our Time Blog

A bedtime story

March 4: Research Findings - What influences 11-year-olds to drink?

  • This study, available on open access, is the first to examine drinking behaviors in very early adolescence in relation to a wide range of factors that are associated with alcohol consumption in children, such as family, friends and the young person’s views about alcohol. Read more from the author in The Conversation

March 4: Child of Our Time Blog

Who are the 11 year old drinkers?

March 1: Child of Our Time Blog

Giving children a better start

February 25: Child of Our Time Blog

Changing behaviour and mixed ethnicity

January 27: Podcast

Mel Bartley discusses how life gets under your skin.

January 26: Child of Our Time Blog

Racism, mixed race and child health

January 25: Lecture and transcript : Adolescence and Stress

January 19 : Quarterly Centre Day

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