Information Studies


Alison Sizer

Alison Sizer
I am a Research Assistant in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. I have just completed my PhD with the Department for Epidemiology and Public Health (UCL). My research examined cognitive function and decline in later life and its association with non-employment over the life course. The research used longitudinal data from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (1946 British Birth Cohort) and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

My research interests include ageing, the social determinants of health and life course epidemiology. I am also interested in the visualisation of data, and how visualisation tools can be used communicate research findings, making them easier to understand.

As part of my role with DIS I work with the ESRC CeLSIUS project assisting researchers who are using the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (LS) in their research. The LS is a linked sample of about 1% of the population of England and Wales, containing census records from the censuses of 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011, plus vital events records (births, deaths and cancer registrations) and other data.

Contact details


Office: Room G32, Foster Court (Wednesday’s only)

Correspondence address:
Dr Alison Sizer
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


Linked: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-sizer-3b993b58