British Birth Cohort Projects
In ADAPT Lab, we are using state-of-the-art statistical modelling techniques to understand ageing processes. We use existing data from the British Birth Cohorts, in which data was collected from a nationally representative sample of people across England, Scotland and Wales.
Our work primarily draws on data from National Survey of Health and Development (1946 British Birth Cohort) and National Child Development Study (1958 British Birth Cohort)
In ADAPT Lab, we are primarily interested in using these data to model the complex relationships between various early life factors and ageing outcomes.
In particular, we use complex statistical techniques to model longitudinal associations between affective symptoms (depression and anxiety) across the life course and cognitive ageing from middle to later life.
We are also looking at the socio-behvaioural and biomedical mechanisms which can potentially underlie associations between depression and cognitive ageing.
One of our recently published studies using these data is described in the video below: