The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been both prolific and far reaching.

One of these studies, the National Child Development Study (NCDS), will turn 60 years old in March 2018.

To celebrate this anniversary, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is organising a conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, Professors Richard Blundell and Barbara Maughan, as well as:

  • present current work using cohort and longitudinal data
  • hear from a special panel of distinguished researchers whose careers have been influenced by NCDS (including former directors John Bynner, Jane Elliott and Heather Joshi; and others including Harvey Goldstein, John Goldthorpe and Michael Rutter)
  • catch up on the latest developments in longitudinal methods
  • network with longitudinal researchers from across the social and biomedical sciences
  • find out about the frontiers of science using NCDS from a panel of leading researchers.

Submitting your research

CLS is inviting researchers to submit an abstract for a single paper, or to propose a session of 3-4 papers, to present at the conference. Papers can use NCDS, or any other longitudinal data.
Postgraduate students will also have the chance to showcase their research, through a poster display and competition.