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Health Studies User Conference 2023

29 Jun 2023 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Do you want to know the latest developments in health data from social surveys? Are you interested in research using health data?

This free conference, organised by the UK Data Service in collaboration with UCL and the National Centre for Social Research, will be held in London at UCL on 29 June 2023.

We are running this as an in-person conference in 2023 to enable networking. However, we will run the conference online in 2024 to welcome those who are unable to make the in-person conference this year.

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year's conference is Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado of the University of Exeter and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, who will discuss her use of the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England survey series to understand trends in child mental health.

Attendees will 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
  • National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal)
  • Understanding Society
  • Birth Cohort Studies
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
  • and more

There will also be presentations by researchers who have used the data in parallel sessions on the themes of:

  • Obesity, diet and exercise
  • Health of children and young people
  • Ageing
  • Mental health and wellbeing

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

Follow the event on Twitter #UKDSHealth23

Event resources

Programme (PDF)

Abstracts (PDF)

Presentation: Using the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England survey series to understand trends in child mental health: challenges and opportunities, and recording (YouTube) Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

A busy year for cross-sectional health surveys: Health Survey for England, National Diet and Nutrition Survey, Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, National Oral Health Survey and National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, and recording (YouTube) Suzanne Hill

Mental Health of Children and Young People: a valuable new longitudinal resource on mental health, and recording (YouTube) Dhriti Mandalia

An introduction to the Active Lives Survey, and recording (YouTube)  Doug Warren

An introduction to health data in the Birth Cohort Studies, and recording (YouTube)  Richard Silverwood

Recent developments in Understanding Society, and recording (YouTube) Meena Kumari

An analytical framework for linking calorie targets to obesity reduction outcomes: The case of halving obesity prevalence in England, Elena Mariani

Factors associated with parent-teacher hyperactivity screening discrepancy: findings from a UK national sample, Hei Ka (Nadia) Chan

Joint associations of physical activity and sleep duration with cognitive ageing: longitudinal analysis of an English cohort study, Mikaela Bloomberg

Mother knows best? A methodological note on the impact of informant identities for psychometric response scores in Growing Up in Scotland birth cohort data, Madison Bunker

Intra-day, inter-day and year-on-year trends in sodium intake using the National Diet and Nutrition Survey rolling programme, Geraldine Cuskelly

Is residence in an English coastal community in adolescence associated with adverse health outcomes over the next 10-years?, Emily T. Murray

Better quality of life: Healthy human movement behaviour might be more important than healthy BMI and waist circumference, Maryam Kazemi

The associations between violence and health in older age: a 13- year population-based cohort study, Anastasia Fadeeva

The coronavirus crisis and subjective wellbeing (SWB) in Britain, Christopher Deeming and Lateef Akanni

Wellbeing of unpaid carers over fifty: An analysis of data from English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Carmen Brack

Socio-demographic differences in access to psychological treatment services: Evidence from a national cohort study, Klaudia Rzepnicka and Dorothee Schneider

Socioeconomic determinants of inflammation and neuroendocrine activity: A longitudinal analysis of compositional and contextual effects, Odessa S. Hamilton