Barbara Jane Elliott

Barbara Jane Elliott
University of London · Institute of Education

PhD, Sociology University of Manchester

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Introduction
Please note these pages are still a work in progress and do not yet include all my publications
Additional affiliations
July 2004 - present
University of London
Position
  • Head of Department of Quantitative Social Science
July 2004 - present
University College London
Position
  • Managing Director
August 1987 - September 1988
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Research Asistant

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Publications (51)
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Population-based, prospective longitudinal cohort studies are considering the issues surrounding returning findings to individuals as a result of genomic and other medical research studies. While guidance is being developed for clinical settings, the process is less clear for those conducting longitudinal research. This paper discusses work conduct...
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The APOE ε2/3/4 genotype has been associated with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and Alzheimer disease. However, evidence for associations with measures of cognitive performance in adults without dementia has been mixed, as it is for physical performance. Associations may also be evident in other genotypes implicated in LDL-C levels. A...
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There is now a body of evidence that demonstrates strong links between neighbourhood characteristics and mental health and wellbeing. There is an increasing interest in how this relationship varies for individuals of different ages. Understanding the link between neighbourhood and wellbeing for older adults is of particular significance, given the...
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Britain is unique in the world in having a portfolio of national birth cohort studies that follow individuals from birth through childhood and into adult life. These studies, the first of which was established in 1946, have already been instrumental in providing evidence relevant to a wide range of policy issues particularly in the areas of health,...
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This paper explores the meaning of the concept of generational identity for a specific cohort of individuals born in Britain in the late 1950s - now in their early fifties. It draws on qualitative biographical interviews that have been carried out with a subsample of 170 members of the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study. These interviews included ques...
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The glucokinase regulatory protein encoded by GCKR plays an important role in glucose metabolism and a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1260326 (P446L) in the gene has been associated with several age-related biomarkers, including triglycerides, glucose, insulin and apolipoproteins. However, associations between SNPs in the gene and other age...
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Meta-analysis for the Associations between GCKR Genotype and Glucose. Adjusted for age, sex, height, weight and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. HbA1c(%) in NCDS, NSHD and LBC1921; glucose (mmol/L) in Whitehall II and ELSA. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Associations between GCKR Genotype and BMI. Adjusted for age, sex and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Interaction between GCKR Genotype and Sex on Fibrinogen. Adjusted for age, height, weight and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. Comparing females to males. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Interaction between GCKR Genotype and Physical Activity on Log Triglycerides. Adjusted for age, sex, height and weight. Coefficients based on z-scores. Comparing participants defined as physically active to those physical inactive. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Interaction between GCKR Genotype and Sex on Diastolic Blood Pressure. Adjusted for age, height, weight and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. Comparing females to males. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Interaction between GCKR Genotype and Sex on FEV. Adjusted for age, height, weight and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. Comparing females to males. (TIF)
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Meta-analysis for the Interaction between GCKR Genotype and Sex on Phonemic Fluency. Adjusted for age, height, weight and triglycerides. Coefficients based on z-scores. Comparing females to males. (TIF)
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Anthropometry and Biological Function by GCKR Genotype (Full Results). Het- heterogeneity. Beta coefficients per T allele based on z-scores. *Adjusted for age and sex. **Additionally adjusted for height, weight and triglycerides in all models, except: i) height- weight and triglycerides, ii) weight- height and triglycerides, iii) triglycerides-heig...
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Several investigations have observed positive associations between good nutritional status, as indicated by micronutrients, and cognitive measures; however, these associations may not be causal. Genetic polymorphisms that affect nutritional biomarkers may be useful for providing evidence for associations between micronutrients and cognitive measure...
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Background Educational attainment is highly correlated with social inequalities in adult cognitive health; however, the nature of this correlation is in dispute. Recently, researchers have argued that educational inequalities are an artefact of selection by individual differences in prior cognitive ability, which both drives educational attainment...
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Poorer cognitive ability in youth is a risk factor for later mental health problems but it is largely unknown whether cognitive ability, in youth or in later life, is predictive of mental wellbeing. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cognitive ability at age 11 years, cognitive ability in later life, or lifetime cognitive change a...
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In an increasingly ageing society, its older members are receiving considerable political and policy attention. However, much remains to be learnt about public perceptions of older age, particularly the views and experiences of older individuals themselves. Drawing on qualitative interviews carried out with members of two British cohorts (N=60) who...
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Several age-related traits are associated with shorter telomeres, the structures that cap the end of linear chromosomes. A common polymorphism near the telomere maintenance gene TERT has been associated with several cancers, but relationships with other aging traits such as physical capability have not been reported. As part of the Healthy Ageing a...
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Several age-related traits are associated with shorter telomeres, the structures that cap the end of linear chromosomes. A common polymorphism near the telomere maintenance gene TERT has been associated with several cancers, but relationships with other aging traits such as physical capability have not been reported. As part of the Healthy Ageing a...
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This article uses material from a large sample of 11-year-old children’s essays about their imagined lives at age 25 to explore the ways in which these children constructed a gendered identity and gendered future. These essays were written in 1969 as part of the National Child Development Study. The article provides a preliminary quantitative analy...
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Occupational segregation by ethnicity in England and Wales during the twentieth century was consistently high, but declining in the 1980s. This dimension of social segregation at a national level is developed further in this chapter to show a steeper fall during the 1990s. Longitudinal analysis of patterns of population change and economic activity...
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The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction to the information provided by the British Birth Cohort Studies and to demonstrate the potential for longitudinal analyses and cross cohort comparisons. More specifically, it provides a comparison of the household and family structures of members of the 1958 British Birth Cohort at age 33 in 1991...
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This paper draws attention to the narrative potential of longitudinal studies such as the British Birth Cohort Studies (BBCS), and explores the possibility of creating narrative case histories and conducting narrative analysis based on information available from the studies. The BBCS have historically adopted a quantitative research design and used...
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This paper has two aims. The first is to examine the comparability of the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study, known as the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Longitudinal Study (LS), in terms of the information they provide about the employment profile of their respective samples.The second aim is to d...
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About the book: The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, researc...
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Women's weekly magazines are read by approximately half of the women in Britain, and by several million men as well. Although these magazines represent an important source of health information for their readers, there is virtually no research which examines the content of the information provided. This paperprovides a descriptive analysis of the c...
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Over the last two decades there has been an increase in the longitudinal data available to social scientists, and this has been accompanied by the development of concepts and tools which allow for a rigorous approach to empirical research. However, there is still an appreciable gap between the methodological innovations within the field of applied...
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Both fertility and marriage behaviour have changed considerably throughout Western Europe. While fertility has declined across the continent there has been an increase in the age of marriage, accompanied by an increase in cohabitation rates and marriage dissolution. These cross-national trends have been suggested to be indicative of a second demogr...
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This paper examines the relationship between women's qualifications and their labour‐market participation up to the age of 33 for a cohort of women born in Great Britain in one week of march 1958. The period of the life‐cycle on which the analysis focuses is one during which many women are attempting to juggle the competing demands of...
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This article examines the secular trends in the overall association of parental divorce (or separation) and children's educational attainment at school-leaving age during the period spanning a quarter of a century since the second world war in Britain. The study presents a reanalysis of data from the three British birth cohorts which studied childr...
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SYNOPSIS Many studies have been published which have examined the relationship between paid employment and women's health. As employment outside the home is likely to have differential effects for women with different family commitments, further analysis taking account of the association between paid employment and household circumstances is necess...
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This study uses the National Child Development Survey (a cohort study of all the children born in one week of March 1958), to explore the effects of parental divorce on children. The longitudinal nature of the data has made it possible to examine children's behaviour and educational performance both before and afer divorce. The results suggest that...
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An individual's responses to Goldberg's 30-item General Health Questionnaire are usually represented as a single score which provides a measure of the number of psychiatric symptoms reported. No account is taken of the nature of the symptoms. Factor analyses of the GHQ-30 were undertaken in ten randomly selected samples of 600 adults each, and also...
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Synopsis The value of a new method of scoring the General Health Questionnaire (CGHQ) has been assessed in a representative sample of 6317 British community residents aged 18 +. The CGHQ, which takes account of the chronicity of psychiatric symptoms, is found to be superior to the conventional scoring method in yielding a wider range of scores, a m...

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