Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective – ELSA & NICOLA

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The next webinar in our series exploring longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective will feature the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA).

About the webinar series

In 2020, CLOSER welcomed 11 new longitudinal studies to our consortium, broadening the range of biomedical and social science disciplines represented. Together with the studies, we’re working to help increase opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the longitudinal population research community. This webinar series aims to highlight how social scientists can make the most of data collected from longitudinal biomedical studies.

This ongoing webinar series aims to showcase a number of biomedically-focused longitudinal studies, including CLOSER partner studies and a leading study of twins, to social science researchers who may be otherwise unfamiliar with the study data and what it can offer social science research. The series is designed to introduce researchers to new longitudinal studies that could be of use to them in their work.

This series of hour-long webinars provides the opportunity to learn about two biomedical studies. Each study presentation will cover:

  • An introduction to the study
  • An overview of data collected
  • How to access the data
  • Research case studies
  • Q&A

Videos and presentation slides are available from previous webinars in this series:

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) & Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA)

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 13:00-14:00 GMT
Speakers: Paola Zaninotto (ELSA) and Frank Kee (NICOLA)

The fourth webinar in the series will showcase the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA).

Dr Paola Zaninotto will introduce ELSA, a nationally representative longitudinal study of 12,099 individuals aged 50+ and living in England. Established in 2002, ELSA is a multi-purpose survey collecting objective and subjective measures of physical and mental health, wellbeing, finances and attitudes around ageing and how these change over time.

Professor Frank Kee will explore NICOLA, the first large scale longitudinal ageing to be set up in Northern Ireland. The study aims to explore why and how certain social, economic and biological factors are changing the lives of older people, to understand how health, lifestyle, financial circumstances and wellbeing change with age, and to examine what it is like to grow older in Ireland.

Registration and accessing the webinar

This webinar will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions for how to access the webinar will be sent to all registered guests prior to each session.

Book your place via the Eventbrite page

Further information

If you have any questions, or require further information, please contact CLOSER Digital Communications and Events Manager, Jennie Blows (j.blows@ucl.ac.uk).