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23 November 2022
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Empowering social and biomedical researchers with a new tool

In the latest of our standardised scales project blog series, Le Phuong Mai Pham reflects on her internship with the CLOSER Discovery team and her work to help facilitate comparative longitudinal research. 

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15 November 2022
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Overcoming ‘researchers’ block’: using the CLOSER Learning Hub Research Case Studies for your research

CLOSER Research Fellow, Neil Kaye showcases how the Learning Hub and its series of case studies can help your research journey.

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Monthly spotlight

Mobilising your research in the policy landscape

Watch Rob Davies' talk on engaging with the UK government and parliament and how to mobilise your research in the policy landscape.

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Learning Hub: The effect of COVID-19 on mental health

This research case study explores the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on mental health and identifies those at most at risk.

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Cross-study data guide: Dietary data

Learn about the dietary measures and estimated nutrient intake information available within and across eight CLOSER partner studies.

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Videos and slides available: Metadata management in the real world: DDI tools - Managing Metadata Quality at CLOSER

21 Sep 2022

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Selected research

COVID-19 Research Tracker

Explore the longitudinal research published investigating both the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How have changes to work during lockdown affected the health of the middle-aged?

Research using the HEAF study suggests older workers who experienced switching to home working, job loss or poorer pre-pandemic socioeconomic position during lockdown were more likely to experience a worsening of their mental health and self-rated health.

Five hours' sleep a night linked with multimorbidity

Longitudinal research, using data from Whitehall II, suggests getting less than five hours of sleep a night in mid-to-late life could be linked to an increased risk of developing at least two chronic diseases.

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