Training Life Course Researchers
The MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
(MRC LHA), an international centre for life course epidemiology and
statistical methods, investigates biological, psychological and
social factors across life that affect ageing, in order to inform
policy and improve human health in later life.
Our research is based on
the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), the
longest running birth cohort study in the world, with data on 5,362
British men and women since their birth in March 1946. The
23rd follow-up, completed in 2011 at age 65 years,
includes new measures of cardiac, vascular and metabolic function,
bone density and body composition, as well as repeated measures of
health and life circumstances.
MRC LHA is committed to training new researchers as we believe
this is essential to the healthy development of LHA and the field
of life course research on ageing.