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2018 talks and events

Posted on February 18

On March 5th, I’m delighted to be taking part in the Chief Scientific Officer’s annual conference at the Royal Society in London. The panel is titled Why Data Matters, and will be focusing on the value and benefits of cohort and population based studies.

The whole event spans 5-6 March and is described as ‘the flagship event for healthcare scientists and those working in science in health’.  I’m really happy to take part in this conference, which is aimed at inspiring scientists in the NHS and will be exploring why science and data matter and are integral to the future of the NHS.


I’m giving a keynote lecture at the annual meeting of The Neonatal Society on Thursday 22 March at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The Neonatal Society is one of the most longstanding paediatric research societies worldwide, founded in 1959. The talk will be: The Life Project: How 70 years of data from the British Birth Cohorts changed health and social policy”.




Other News

60th birthday of 1958 birth cohort

Posted on February 18

The 1958 birth cohort, which I wrote about in my book, will turn 60 in March 2018. It’s an amazing milestone for the study and its participants and the Centre…

British Medical Association awards

Posted on September 17

My book The Life Project was Highly Commended at the British Medical Association medical book awards 2017, in the popular medicine category. It was a real honour to be shortlisted,…

Women’s Forum Global Meeting

Posted on September 17

I’ll be speaking at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Paris, 5-6 October 2017. I’m taking part in a session about E-health (Health delivery to underserved groups) with a roster…

Science for the People radio interview

Posted on June 17

In June, I was interviewed about The Life Project on Science for the People, a syndicated radio show and podcast that broadcasts weekly across North America. Listen to the interview….