Birthday Events

During the birthday events, NSHD staff were available to discuss their research areas. Each of the research areas had their own stall, including specially designed posters.

To celebrate the 70th Birthday, two events were held:

  • 1st March 2016, London
  • 3rd March 2016, Manchester

The talks were recorded, click on the appropriate link to watch:

Credit for photographs and filming: UCL Digital Media

The research areas on show, were:

The Programme for the Events

Morning Session (10.30-12.30)

10.30-10.40: Welcome by Chair (Diana Kuh)

10.40-12.30: Latest NSHD findings & policy relevance:

  • Survey update, 68-69 years (Andrew Wong)
  • Cardiovascular health (Rebecca Hardy)
  • Physical capability & musculoskeletal ageing (Rachel Cooper)
  • Cognitive capability & psychological disorders (Marcus Richards)
  • Wellbeing & resilience (Mai Stafford)
  • The ageing brain (Nikhil Sharma)
  • Acute illness & health trajectories (Dan Davis)
  • The 7th decade: Healthy ageing (or multi-morbidity)? (Summing up by the chair)

Afternoon Session (13.50-15.30)

12.30-13.50: LUNCH

13.50-14.00: Welcome by Chair (John Frank)

14.00-14.30: 0-59 years in 23 data collections (Mike Wadsworth)

14.30-15.00: How Britain kept calm and carried on the cohort study (Helen Pearson)

15.00-15.30: 60-70 years in 3 data collections & looking forward to the 8th decade (Scientific panel)

15.30-17.00: TEA & CAKE