LIFE COURSE, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH

Pathway 2: Life Course, Psychology & Health (LCPH)

Pathway Leads

King’s College London: Dr Ted Barker

Queen Mary University of London: Dr Sania Shakoor, Dr Georgina Hosang

Imperial College London: Prof Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin

Student Pathway Representatives

Iveta Tsenkova  – Iveta.1.tsenkova@kcl.ac.uk
Holly Crudgington – holly.1.crudgington@kcl.ac.uk
Georgina Mathlin – g.mathlin@qmul.ac.uk
Naoko Skiada – naoko.skiada@kcl.ac.uk
Katherine Thompson – katherine.n.thompson@kcl.ac.uk
Ava Phillips – ava.1.phillips@kcl.ac.uk
Anna-Theresa Jieman –  a.jieman@qmul.ac.uk

Pathway Mailing list: To contact students on this LISS DTP pathway please email: liss-lcph@qmul.ac.uk

The Life Course, Psychology, & Health (LCPH) thematic pathway is concerned with the application of social science concepts and methods to the generation of knowledge about the determinants of health and behavioural outcomes that can directly inform health and social policy at a time of rapid change globally (e.g. aging populations, exponential growth of urban and migrant populations, and uneven economic growth and inequality). Training within this pathway will equip the next generation of researchers with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to investigate the emergence, development, and population impact of health and behavioural outcomes. Such research will inform strategies to reduce social and health inequalities throughout the life-course.

There are four training sub-pathways:

A. Social Contexts, Change, & Population Health/Behaviour

Focused on society/area level characteristics (e.g. pollution, inequality, urbanicity, migration, culture, and ethnicity) and the distribution of health/behaviour outcomes in populations; related programmes of research include: international studies of the impact of urbanisation, migration, and developmental trauma on adult health and behavioural outcomes, many using advanced and novel methods and statistical approaches to model, for example, geospatial influences.

King’s College London
MSc Mental Health Studies
MSc Global Mental Health

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care

Imperial College
MPH Public Health/Global Health Stream

B. Social Development, Psychology, & Health/Behaviour

Focused on the interplay between the social, the psychological, and the biological in the occurrence and persistence of poor health/behaviour outcomes; related programmes of research include: twin, birth, and other cohort studies of social development, behaviour, and health over the life course.

King’s College London
MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology

C. Bio-Psycho-Social Interactions & Health/Behaviour:

Focused on the interplay between the social, the psychological, and the biological in the occurrence and persistence of poor health/behaviour outcomes; related programmes of research include: twin, birth, and other cohort studies of social development, behaviour, and health over the life course.

King’s College London
MSc Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology

D. Ageing & Health/Behaviour

Focused on social and policy aspects of ageing and health/behaviour,including: ageing policy, health and healthcare; ageing policy & family life; and global ageing; related research programmes include: Inter-disciplinary studies of ageing and society, including the implications of longer working lives for health, understanding the long-term health impacts of social policies using longitudinal survey and registry data, and the demography of care.

King’s College London
MSc Gerontology & Ageing

Pathway students