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Dr Aparna Shankar
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
University College London
Tel: +442076791895
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
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Research Summary

I work on health and well-being in older adults, with a particular emphasis on the role of social connections and social engagement, using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Other research interests include the social cognitive predictors of maintenance of health behaviours and the impact of gender, ethnicity and deprivation on access to care and the management of conditions.

Teaching Summary

I teach on the MSc in Health Psychology and organise the Ethnicity, Migration and Health module on the MSc in Social Epidemiology. 

Academic Background
2014 MSc Master of Science – Applied Statistics Birkbeck College
2006 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Psychology University of Leeds
2002 MSc Master of Science – Health Psychology University of Leeds
2000 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology University of Pune
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