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Prof George Ploubidis
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Professor of Population Health and Statistics
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

George is Professor of Population Health and Statistics at the Department of Social Science and currently holds the posts of Director of Research and Chief Statistician at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Prior to joining UCL he held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge.

Research Summary

George is a multidisciplinary Quantitative Social Scientist with a primary interest in socio-economic and demographic determinants of population health and the mechanisms that link these over the life course. He leads the Applied Statistical Methods programme at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and is PI on the ESRC funded Cross-Cohort Research Programme, investigating determinants of healthy behaviours and lifestyles and the intergenerational transmission of economic status over the life course.

My research areas
  • Lifecourse origins of adult health and mortality
  • Demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Antecedents and consequences of mental health & well being over the life course
  • Demography of mental health
  • Joint progress of health and mortality
  • Health and disability measurement in population surveys

Teaching Summary

George currently supervises four PhD students

  • Ke Ning, Dawid Gondek, Foivi Theocharaki, Stella Tsoli

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