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Professor Alison Park, former CLOSER Director, recognised in New Year’s Honours

Professor Alison Park has been awarded a CBE for services to the social sciences.

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Wave 8 of Understanding Society released

The latest Understanding Society data release features eight waves of study data, plus eighteen waves of Understanding Society harmonised British Household Panel Survey data.

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Sue Ring collects the Biobank of the Year award
Pioneering Bristol study wins national award for enabling scientific discoveries

Bristol’s Children of the 90s study has been named ‘Biobank of the Year’ at a ceremony in London.

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Dr Lisa Calderwood appointed CLOSER Interim Director

CLOSER is pleased to announce that Dr Lisa Calderwood of the UCL Institute of Education has been appointed as our interim director.

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Millions tune in to BBC One to watch film celebrating childhood dreams of NCDS members

The BBC One Show travelled back to 1969 last night (21 November) to feature a film about three National Child Development Study (NCDS) members who wrote essays at age 11 imagining what their lives would be like when they reached 25.

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New CLOSER reports on strategies for improving the collection of biological samples

A series of reports outlining methods for making future sample collection more consistent have been published by CLOSER.

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Greener neighbourhoods: young family hiking
Understanding Society launch 2018 Insights report

This year Insights considers three key areas: gender inequality and family change, quality of life in older age and ‘green lives’.

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Latest videos – CLOSER Seminars: Whitehall II study

This CLOSER Seminar featured two presentations introducing Whitehall II, an interdisciplinary study of ageing.

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CLOSER takes data discoverability worldwide in new international project

CLOSER has been awarded a new grant to bring to light opportunities for longitudinal research in the developing world.

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Prof Alison Park
Prof Alison Park appointed ESRC Director of Research

CLOSER’s Director, Prof Alison Park, will be taking on a new role as Director of Research at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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