MRC National Survey of Health and Development

The Medical Research Council (MRC) National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) is the oldest of the British birth cohort studies. It is unique in having data from birth on the health and social circumstances of a representative sample (N=5362) of men and women born in England, Scotland or Wales in March 1946.

The NSHD is housed within the MRC Unit of Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL (LHA), which was established in 2008 and has been directed by Nish Chaturvedi since 2017.

Artboard 12.png

About Us

Find out more about the NSHD and it's history

Questionnaires 150.jpg

Data collections

Learn more about the studies we are conducting


Data sharing

Information about data access and how to cite our DOIs



Discover our archive and how we celebrate our study member’ birthdays



Find out what have we have learnt from the study

world 150.jpg

Contact Us