The IPR is pleased to announce that Dr Matt Dickson, Reader in Public Policy at the IPR, is part of a team that has won support for a new project examining the causal effects of health on later social and economic outcomes.

The interdisciplinary consortium of scholars from the University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Public Health Wales and the IPR, has been awarded a significant grant from The Health Foundation that will bring together detailed health and educational records – giving an insight into how health impacts upon education, and subsequent labour market outcomes.

The project, entitled ‘Social and economic consequences of health: causal inference methods and longitudinal, intergenerational data’, will analyse data from the UK Biobank as well as two cohort studies: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and the Early Prediction of Adolescent Depression study (EPAD). Crucially, it also brings together the interdisciplinary expertise of the project team – whose backgrounds are in health, medicine and social science.

The project begins in April 2018 and will run for three years.