MRC National Survey of Health and Development

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent COVID survey. Your contribution will help researchers understand how the coronavirus outbreak has affected different aspects of people’s lives as well as track the long term impacts of the pandemic.

The MRC LHA at UCL is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, students and study members. All staff and students have been encouraged to work from home. This will affect our ability to respond to data sharing queries and postal letters.

All Neuroimaging 46 clinic visits have been postponed.

If you need to contact us, please email or phone 020 7670 5700 or 020 7670 5705.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to reflect any changes.

Updated 30/07/2020

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.

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Data collections

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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

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