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Understanding women's mental health across the lifecourse

Guest Speaker Professor Deborah Loxton, University of Newcastle Australia

The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers together across the University of Exeter, and beyond, with an interest in understanding women’s mental health. The workshop will convene a multi-disciplinary group with shared substantive interests, but who take different approaches to research on this topic.

Event details

The workshop is prompted by the visit of Professor Deborah Loxton Co-director of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, a priority research centre of the University of Newcastle Australia, and Deputy Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH).

The workshop will showcase the data resources available for work in this area and is co-hosted by the Exeter Q-Step centre.

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Outline programme

1pm: Lunch

1:30: Introductions

1:45 Violence and health across the life course: Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Deborah Loxton and Natalie Townsend (University of Newcastle, Australia)

2:30 The 1958 British Birth Cohort Study – quantitative and qualitative resources for understanding women’s mental health and wellbeing through the life course

Jane Elliott (Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter)

3pm Tea

3:15 A life course approach to women’s physical and mental health: evidence from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development.

Diana Kuh (Emeritus Professor of Life Course Epidemiology at UCL and is Honorary Professor at Exeter Medical School)

3:45 Depression in pregnancy across generations : evidence from ALSPAC (working title)

Rebecca Pearson (University of Bristol)

4:15 Plenary discussion

4:30 Close


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