- Lead Co-Investigator
- Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
- Allostatic Load over Time and Paid Work
- UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
1-19 Torrington Place
London WC1E 6BT
I graduated in psychology in 1992 and then worked at the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital with Dr Tim Crow on the epidemiology of schizophrenia. I was awarded an ESRC research studentship under the Analysis of Large and Complex Datasets initiative and gained my PhD in Psychology and Statistics in 1997. On graduation,I took up a research position in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London with Professor Mel Bartley investigating the social determinants of women’s health inequalities. I continued my research at UCL for 10 years until leaving in 2007 to take up a chair in Quantitative Social Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. I returned to UCL in 2013 as Director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health. My substantive research interests are in the development of social and ethnic inequalities in health and wellbeing over the life course. My methodological interests include latent variable analysis, both continuous and categorical. Several ongoing projects take a cross national perspective to explore the policy contexts that drive patterns of change over time.