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Mental health in four British cohort studies: Measurement, research and access

12 July 2023, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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Join this event to hear Praveetha Patalay and Vanessa Moulton explore the wide-ranging opportunities for mental health research using British cohort studies.

This event is free.

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies

In this webinar, Praveetha and Vanessa will showcase examples of mental health research using the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, Next Steps (born 1989-90), and the Millennium Cohort Study (born 2000-02), illustrating different research designs and methods.

They will explain the value of taking a life course approach and mapping trajectories, as well as the opportunities for comparing differences across cohorts and the complex issue of measure harmonisation.

This online event will be useful to researchers across sectors and career stages with an interest in carrying out mental health research.

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About the Speakers

Professor Praveetha Patalay

Professor of Population Health and Wellbeing at CLS and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, UCL

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Dr Vanessa Moulton

Senior Research Fellow at CLS

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