The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is pleased to announce a special one-day event, comprising presentations, tech demos, and workshops, facilitating collaboration between technologists and scientists, from both academic and commercial sectors.
About the event
We are pleased to announce a special one-day event, comprising presentations, tech demos, and workshops. This is designed to facilitate collaboration between technologists and scientists, from both academic and commercial sectors. The aims are to:
- Explore new technologies that could be used to collect data on individuals and their environments in future data collections of large-scale surveys. For commercial companies, this represents an opportunity to have their technology used at scale in future, in some of the most prestigious scientific studies run in the UK.
- Develop collaborative links between academics working on large-scale studies, academics developing innovative approaches to measurement, and those working in/with new technology, including commercial companies.
The UK is fortunate to run multiple historic and scientifically important large scale surveys (population cohort studies). These follow large numbers of individuals and collect data about their life circumstances repeatedly over time. Data are mainly collected through self-reports (survey questions), biomedical samples (such as saliva, urine or blood), and cognitive tests. Many are housed at UCL – for example those run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing (LHA), the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and Whitehall II.
Data from such studies have been the basis of contributions in diverse areas of science, including: the study of child development and human capital formation; social inequalities in health, and life course epidemiology; the developmental origins of mental health; employment and gender; social mobility and the reproduction of social status; schooling and education policies; and genetic discovery. In the past, innovations included in these studies include wearable devices (eg, accelerometers, ambulatory blood pressure monitors), and innovative app-based data collections (eg, time use diaries). A key future aim is to incorporate technological innovations to enhance the scientific potential of these studies and maintain their cutting edge.
Please note this event is free to attend.
To register to attend this event, please complete the booking form via our Eventbrite page.
Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
If you are unable to register, please sign up to our waiting list and we will be in touch as soon as more spaces become available.
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Scientific organising panel and funding
The is a collaborative event organised by the below scientific organising panel:
- Dr David Bann (lead), Prof Alissa Goodman, Dr Emily Gilbert, Dr Lisa Calderwood, Mr Matt Brown; from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies
- Prof Nish Chaturvedi, Prof Alun Hughes, Dr Andrew Wong; from the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL
- Prof Ann Blandford, Dr Rebecca Shipley, Dr Mirco Musolesi; from the Institute of Digital Health / Institute of Healthcare Engineering, UCL
- Prof Alison Fuller; from the Collaborative Social Science Domain, UCL
- Prof Annette Jackle; from University of Essex / Understanding Society
We thank the following for their funding to enable this event to take place: UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Workshop Award, UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain.
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