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New centre for society and health funded

6 July 2007

The new UCL International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society & Health will be established through a £2.

Mel Bartley 9 million grant, over five years, from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).Professor Mel Bartley (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) will use longitudinal data across the life cycle to investigate the relationships between social structures and processes and people's health and wellbeing.

Professor Bartley is Professor of Medical Sociology and leader of the Life Course Social Science Research Group. Her work has included research on health inequalities in men and women, with particular emphasis on measurement of social position and circumstances, and the relationships of unemployment and social mobility to health. Her current interests include the effect of life-course processes on social and health advantage, disadvantage and resilience, and how these are influenced by economic and social policies.

Image: Professor Bartley

To find out more about Professor Bartley's work, use the link at the top of this article.