The second CLOSER Knowledge Exchange Workshop (KEW) took place on Thursday 11th April 2013 at the Institute of Education.
The overall objective of this KEW was to discuss ways that CLOSER can improve and promote interdisciplinary research, and explore what can be learnt from previous experience of working across disciplines. Many of the cohort studies included in CLOSER have been used for both social and medical research.
Session 1: Social to biology
Guest talk: Biology of social inequalities (PDF) – Eric Brunner, University College London
Session 2: A view from the CLOSER cohorts – Short talks by cohort Prinicipal Investigators/investigators to highlight current social and biological integration
MRC National Survey of Health and Development – Rebecca Hardy, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
1958 National Child Development Study – Jane Elliott, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Millennium Cohort Study – Lisa Calderwood, Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Session 3: Moving forwards
Promoting ALSPAC to social scientists – Lynn Molloy, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
How social scientists have used biological data: Some case studies using ALSPAC – Claire Crawford, Institute for Fiscal Studies