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Health Studies User Conference 2021

8 Jul 2021 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Do you want to know the latest developments in health data from social surveys? Would you like to understand more about the impact of COVID-19 on these studies and their outputs? Are you interested in research using health data?

The annual Health Studies User Conference is a one-day conference organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with UCL and NatCen Social Research. This year the conference will again be held online and is free to attend.

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year's conference is Guy Goodwin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) who will be discussing the future of surveys post-pandemic.

The conference will feature talks by data producers on the latest updates and developments of key health studies (including updates on COVID-19 data), as well as presentations on research carried out using the data.

There will be parallel research presentation sessions on the themes of:

  • health and inequalities
  • ageing
  • ethnicity and mental health
  • COVID-19.

Each session will include talks from researchers who have conducted analyses using these data as well as a Q&A.

Attendees will also hear updates from the data producers of key UK social surveys (cross-sectional and longitudinal studies) with health-related content, such as:

  • Health Survey for England
  • Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
  • Birth Cohort Studies
  • Understanding Society
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
  • Evidence for Equality National Survey
  • and more.

Follow the event on Twitter: #UKDSHealth21

Event resources


Research paper abstracts

Presentation: A year of change for official health surveys, Chloe Robinson

Presentation: Update on the Data Access Request Service (DARS) and survey data access, Bethan Thomas

Presentation: How to replace large-scale continuous, face-to-face household surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic: the Scottish Health Survey example, Shanna Christie and Joanne McLean

Presentation: Opinions and Lifestyle Survey and the European Health Interview Survey, Geeta Kerai and Emma Bannister

Presentation: : Understanding Society, Meena Kumari

Presentation: Birth Cohort Studies, David Bann

Presentation: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), Gianfranco Addario

Presentation: Adverse childhood experiences and multiple mental health outcomes through adulthood: an analysis of the 1958 British birth cohort, Dawid Gondek

Presentation: Income trajectories and health outcomes in the UK: exploring the impact of stability and volatility, Lateef Akanni

Presentation: Erosion of representativeness in a cohort study, Maria Christodoulou

Presentation: Association between sensory impairment and suicidal ideation and attempt: a cross-sectional analysis of nationally representative English household data, Maitri Khurana

Presentation: Devising a framework through which loneliness can be measured and analysed in an ageing society, Oliver Hall

Presentation: The persistence of ethnic inequalities in health in later life: Evidence using a series of harmonised health and social surveys, 1993-2017, Sarah Stopforth

Presentation: Social isolation and loneliness: Association with perceived age discrimination in a prospective analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), Abodunrin Aminu

Presentation: Prevalence of and factors associated with Herpes Zoster in England: a crosssectional analysis of the Health Survey for England, Sharon Cadogan

Presentation: Individuals’ exposure to ambient air pollution and self-reported mental wellbeing in the general population and by ethnic subgroups in the UK: A longitudinal analysis based on the UK household longitudinal survey, Mary Abed Al Ahad

Presentation: An investigation into group density associations for language and other minority group positions in Wales: A multilevel analysis of National Survey for Wales data, Sophie J. Baker

Presentation: Exploring whether there is an association between Change in Neighbourhood Ethnic Density and Individual Mental Health in the UK, Jiyeong Seo

Presentation: Well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a secondary data analysis, Jen Murphy

Presentation: Tapping into the World’s Largest Observational Research Network with the OHDSI Community, Sarah Seager

Presentation: The use of linked Census 2011, mortality and health data during the pandemic, Jonny Tinsley and Vahe Nafilyan,

Presentation: Inequalities in access to primary care experienced by people with multiple morbidities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Catherine L Saunders

Keynote presentation: What next for surveys post-pandemic? Guy Goodwin

Presentation: Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS): Documenting the lives of ethnic and religious minorities in a time of crisis, Dharmi Kapadia

Keynote speech recording

Cross-sectional survey updates recording

Longitudinal data updates recording

Ageing research paper session recording

COVID-19 research paper session recording

Ethnicity and mental health research paper session recording

Health and inequalities research paper session recording