Health and Social Surveys Research Group
UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


Health and Social Surveys Research Group

The Health and Social Surveys Research Group (HSSRG) studies population health (including health behaviours and treatments), the determinants of population health, and inequalities in health. 

How we research

Much of the group’s research is carried out using large population surveys that collect data on health, economic and social issues, using a variety of survey methods and statistical techniques.

Qualitative methods also feature in the research conducted by the group. The group has around 20 staff. It is multidisciplinary, with epidemiology, sociology, statistics, public health, nutrition, demography and geography all represented. 

Most of our research is carried out collaboratively with other groups and institutions, most particularly with NatCen Social Research

Our research

Current examples of research being conducted by the group include:

Health Survey for England

Health Survey England

Research on Extending Working Lives


The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing


Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support


International collaborations involve:

For a full list of current and concluded research, please visit HSSRG's Studies page.


The Health and Social Surveys Research Group is funded from a number of sources. Current funders include the Department of Health, NHS Digital, the Scottish Executive, the Food Standards Agency, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the US National Institutes of Health.