International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


Social influences on successful ageing

Quality of life in early old age

Projects in this theme highlight the social and national contexts over the lifecourse within which older people with social or health adversities are able to age successfully, adopt healthier behaviours and take more individual and social responsibility.

UK/Japan comparison of health behaviours and their impacts on social determinants of healthy ageing

Research Team: Cable,N; Chandola, T; with  Brunner, E and Japanese collaborators and ICLS affiliate member  Head , J
Data Source: Whitehall II Study, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA) and UKHLS, and Japanese data will be from the Japanese Civil Servant Study (JACS), the Japan Public Health Centre-based Prospective Study (JPHC), and the Japanese Study of Ageing and Retirement (J-STAR).
Timetable Project 3a: 2014 - 2016

Working longer: paid employment beyond age 65 years

Research Team: Blane,D;  Netuveli, G; Webb, E; McMunnn, A with collaborators:  Naess, O (Norway), Pikhart, H (Czech Republic), Costa, G (Italy),  Wahrendorf , M (SHARE), Goldberg, M (GAZEL).

Quality of life is measured as CASP-12 or CASP-19, in: the 18 mainland Europe countries of SHARE; the French GAZEL (Gas & Electricity) Study; ELSA

Data Source: Norwegian linked registers; Czech component of HAPIEE; Turin Longitudinal Study. Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); the French GAZEL (Gas & Electricity) Study;
Timetable Project 3b: 2013 - 2016

Lifecourse, welfare and wellbeing in an ageing world: international perspectives

Research Team: Netuveli, and G Cable, N
Data Source: Chinese Health, Ageing and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing), JSTAR (Japanese Study of Ageing and Retirement, KLOSA  and Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI), Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe SHARE, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA) and USA (Health and Retirement Study) longitudinal data.
Timetable Project 3c: 2014 - 2016

Advisory panel

Tarani Chandola, Chairperson and Professor of Medical Sociology, Manchester University

External members:

  • Bola Akinwale Social Resarcher, Public Health England (PHE).
  • Madhavi Bajekal, Senior Medical Statistician Legal & General,
  • David Sinclair, Director, ILC-UK

ICLS members:

  • David Blane, Professor of Social Epidemiology
  • Eric Brunner, Professor of Social and Biological Epidemiology
  • Noriko Cable, ICLS Senior Research Fellow
  • Jenny Head, Reader in Medical and Social Statistics
  • Anne McMunn, UCL Senior Lecturer and Graduate Tutor
  • Gopal Netuvelli, Professor of Public Health
  • Elizabeth Webb, ICLS Research Associate - Social Epidemiology

Panel meeting dates: August 2013, September 2014