Institute of Education


VIRTUAL EVENT: Consultation on the content and design of the Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study

10 June 2021, 9:15 am–4:15 pm

Father holding newborn baby. Image: Laura Garcia via Pexels

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is leading a multi-partner team to test the feasibility of a new birth cohort study for the UK, funded by ESRC. We are seeking your input into the scientific direction and design of the study during this interactive event.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Richard Steele

The feasibility study is led by Professors Pasco Fearon, Alissa Goodman, and Lisa Calderwood, in collaboration with an experienced group of co-investigators from across the UK.

Join us for this consultation event supporting the feasibility study. 

The discussion in the morning will include a break-out into scientific working groups. We would value your input in the scientific themes corresponding to your expertise. You will be asked to choose which two scientific themes you will join, when you register for the meeting.

In the afternoon, we will break-out into working groups again, this time about ensuring an inclusive cohort, and you will be asked to select one working group when you register. The afternoon will also entail plenary discussion on key features of the study design.

A list of the parallel sessions is available on the event page on the CLS website.

The event will be particularly useful for those interested in child development, family and social networks and survey methods.


The event will feature Alissa Goodman, Lisa Calderwood and Pasco Fearon (UCL) Co-Directors for the Early Life Cohort Feasibility study as well as specialist theme leaders.


Image: Laura Garcia via Pexels