Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ, United Kingdom.

Several generations of the same family

Due to the threat of industrial action by the University and College Union (UCU) on this date it has been decided to cancel this event.


Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences.

For example, what determines health across life? How has social mobility changed? What determines voting preferences?

This workshop will give both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS):

Delegates will be given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. There will also be updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases.

The session will feature guest speakers who will discuss their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children’s wellbeing.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.

The workshop will be run by staff from CLS, which is based at the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education.


  • Dr David Bann (Lecturer and Co-Investigator of NCDS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)

  • Dr Stuart Fox (Research Associate, WISERD, Cardiff University)

  • Jennifer Hampton (Research Assistant, WISERD, Cardiff University)

  • Dr Morag Henderson (Co-Investigator of Next Steps, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)

  • Dr Vanessa Moulton (Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)

Provisional programme outline




Introduction to the cohort studies
Dr David Bann, Dr Morag Henderson, Dr Vanessa Moulton


Break and cohort Q&A


Interdisciplinary research examples


Grandparent involvement in children's lives
Jennifer Hampton


Studying Social Participation in middle age using the National Child Development Study
Dr Stuart Fox


From adolescence to early adulthood: longitudinal analysis of probable mental ill health
Dr Morag Henderson


Lunch and research ideas discussion