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Prof George Ploubidis
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
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Appointment
  • Professor of Population Health and Statistics
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

George is Professor of Population Health and Statistics at the UCL Social Research Institute and currently holds the posts of Director of Research and Principal Investigator of the National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study 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.



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Research Summary

George is a multidisciplinary quantitative social scientist and a longitudinal surveys methodologist. His main research interests relate to socioeconomicand demographic determinants of health over the life course and the mechanismsthat underlie generational differences in health and mortality. His methodologicalwork in longitudinal surveys focusses on applications for handling missingdata, causal inference and measurement error.


My research areas

  • Lifecourse origins of adult health and mortality
  • Macrosicial trends and population health
  • Demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Antecedents and consequences of mental health & well being over the life course
  • Demography of mental health
  • Health and disability measurement in population surveys
  • Missing data handling in longitudinal surveys
  • Causal inference in observational longitudinal data

Teaching Summary

George currently supervises one PhD student: Stella Tsoli

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