UCL Institute of Mental Health

Prof George Ploubidis

Prof George Ploubidis

Professor of Population Health and Statistics and Director of 1958NCDS and 1970BCS

IOE - Social Research Institute

UCL Institute of Education

Joined UCL
2nd Dec 2014

Research summary

George is a multidisciplinary quantitative social scientist and a longitudinal surveys methodologist. His research interests relate to socioeconomic and demographic determinants of health over the life course and the mechanisms that underlie generational differences in health and mortality. His methodological work in longitudinal surveys focusses on applications for handling missing data, causal inference and measurement error.

My research areas

  • Lifecourse origins of adult health and mortality
  • Healthy longevity

  • Macrosocial trends and population health

  • Demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Antecedents and consequences of mental health & well being over the life course
  • Demography of mental health

  • Health and disability measurement in population surveys
  • Missing data handling in longitudinal surveys
  • Causal inference in observational longitudinal data

Teaching summary

George currently supervises two PhD students: Stella Tsoli & Laura Gimeno


George is Professor of Population Health and Statistics at the UCL Social Research Institute and Director of the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Prior to joining UCL he held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge.