CLS Cohort Studies Research Conference 2015

16th March 2015 10:00 to 17th March 2015 17:00

On 16-17 March, CLS hosted the hugely successful 2015 Cohort Studies Research Conference at the Mary Ward House, London. The conference showcased outstanding longitudinal research from the UK and abroad, demonstrating the significant contribution cohort studies make to the academic community in enabling key social issues such as child development, health, labour markets, social mobility, and education to be scientifically addressed.

The conference also demonstrated a range of methodological approaches using longitudinal data – including mixed mode, administrative data consent rates, and the collection of time use diaries. Eminent economist Professor James P. Smith gave an engaging key note speech and plenary sessions were led by Prof. Kathleen Kiernan, Prof. Paul Gregg, Prof. Yvonne Kelly and Prof. John Hobcraft.

The conference included over 70 presentations of academic research and 150 people attending including 40 doctoral students, all contributing to a lively discussion. A student poster competition was judged by a panel of CLS senior staff, who awarded a prize for outstanding student work.


Keynote speaker: Professor James P. Smith (RAND)

Other confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Paul Gregg (University of Bath)
  • Professor Kathleen Kiernan (University of York)
  • Professor Yvonne Kelly (University College London)
  • Professor John Hobcraft (University of York)


You can now view the Postgraduate Posters and Conference holding slides in the download column on the right hand side.