Session:Thursday 10th July AM (09.15 - 12.45)
Title:Pathways: Understanding Biosocial Influences on Health Throughout the Lifecourse
Convenor: Professor Emily Grundy (London School of Economics)

Abstract Details

PATHWAYS aims to identify pathways that link socio-demographic circumstances and biological disadvantage to adult health, and parental family and socio-economic circumstances to infant mortality, with a particular emphasis on the mediating factors that lie on these pathways. In this session members of the team will present results of their work highlighting methodological challenges and innovations, as well as substantive findings. The presentations are based on analyses of various longitudinal data sets including the ONS Longitudinal Study, Scottish Longitudinal Study, 1958 birth cohort and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

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Bianca L De Stavola Social disadvantage and infant mortality: the birth weight paradox revisited
Emily Grundy Fertility history and later life health: is the association mediated or moderated by physical activity
Mike Kenward Exploring the impact of missing data in multiple regression
Richard Silverwood From birth to childhood: investigating socio-economic differences in health trajectories in the Scottish Longitudinal Study

The level of the session is: Accessible

Presentation details

There will be a coffee break from 10.45 - 11.15

Presentation 1
Start time: 09:15
Presentation title:Welcome and Introduction to Pathways
Author: Professor Emily Grundy (London School of Economics)
Presentation 2
Start time: 09:25
Presentation title:Life course partnership status and biomarkers in mid-life: evidence from the 1958 British birth cohort
Authors: Dr George Ploubidis (Institute of Education)
Dr Richard Silverwood (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Presentation 3
Start time: 09:55
Presentation title:Social disadvantage and infant mortality: the thorny problem of unmeasured confounding
Authors: Professor Bianca DeStavola (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Dr Richard Silverwood (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Presentation 4
Start time: 10:25
Presentation title:From birth to childhood: investigating socio-economic differences in health trajectories in the Scottish Longitudinal Study
Author: Dr Richard Silverwood (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Presentation 5
Start time: 11:15
Presentation title:Fertility history and health: does physical activity mediate the association?
Author: Professor Emily Grundy (London School of Economics)
Presentation 6
Start time: 11:45
Presentation title:Dealing with missing data in analysis of associations between fertility histories, allostatic load and health
Author: Professor Mike Kenward (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)