Introducing longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective: Born in Bradford and TwinsUK

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Webinar

The first in our webinar series exploring longitudinal biomedical studies from a social science perspective will feature Born in Bradford (Prof Rosie McEachan) and TwinsUK (Dr Claire Steves).

Event details

  • Date:

    Wednesday 03 February 2021

  • Time:

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Venue:

    Online via Zoom

  • Event organiser:

    CLOSER

  • Price:

    Free

About the webinar series

Last year, 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 can social scientists make the most of data collected from longitudinal biomedical studies.

Our upcoming webinar series will 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.

Over the next few months, CLOSER will host three hour-long webinars, with each one providing 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

Born in Bradford and TwinsUK

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 12:00-13:00 GMT
Speakers: Prof Rosie McEachan (Bradford Institute for Health Research) & Dr Claire Steves (King’s College London)

The first webinar in the series will showcase Born in Bradford and TwinsUK.

Prof Rosie McEachan will introduce Born in Bradford, which tracks the health and wellbeing of over 13,500 children, and their parents, born at the Bradford Royal Infirmary between March 2007 and December 2010. The health of these children is being tracked from pregnancy through childhood and into adult life.

In her presentation, Prof McEachan will give an overview of the questionnaire, biobank and routine data available to researchers, and will explore a number of case studies focused on how these different data sources have been used to examine ethnic differences in perinatal mental health treatment and impacts of green space on health and wellbeing.

Dr Claire Steves will discuss TwinsUK which is the UK’s only adult twin registry and the most clinically detailed in the world. The registry is comprised of 13,000 identical and non-identical twins from across the UK and with aged between 16 and 98 years old, with the average age being 55. The current research focuses on the genetics of complex disease, in particular age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and eye disease.

Registration and accessing the webinar

Each 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).