This seminar focused on CLOSER projects exploring the mental health measures available in the British birth cohorts.
Bridget Bryan is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London with an interest in interdisciplinary mental health research. In her presentation, Bridget discusses a review of the mental health measures collected in over fifty British longitudinal studies as part of a project that aims to maximise the take up of these measures. She looks at patterns and gaps in the measurement of mental health and wellbeing in British cohorts, as well as plans for a web platform cataloguing the measures that will promote their effective use to researchers from a range of disciplines.
George B. Ploubidis is Professor of Population Health and Statistics at the Department of Social Science and currently holds the posts of Director of Research and Chief Statistician at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. In his presentation, George shares his research project which aims to harmonise the existing mental health measures over the life course from five British birth cohort studies. This process involves investigating their measurement properties, and harmonising the measures in order to facilitate cross-study research. George also looks at research using the harmonised data to compare, across different generations, the development of psychological distress over the life course.
For a more in-depth look at this George’s research, view/download the series of slides presented at CLOSER’s workshop (held in May 2019) on the project.