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Dr Rebecca Lacey
Dept. Epidemiology & Public Health
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: +44 (0) 207 679 1795
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

I completed a PhD in Epidemiology from UCL in 2012 investigating the association between parental separation and adult psychological distress in three British birth cohorts (1946, 1958 and 1970), with a particular focus on the material and relational pathways involved. Prior to this I did a Masters degree in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology also in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. My summer project investigated the association between childhood socioeconomic position and adult smoking, looking at the role played by childhood psychosocial factors using data from the 1958 British birth cohort. My undergraduate degree is in Human Biology and Health Studies.

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I am a Senior Research Fellow in Life Course Social Epidemiology. I currently lead an ESRC grant on early life adversities and health over the life course using large population cohorts (Millennium Cohort Study, 1958 British birth cohort and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children).

Prior to this I worked on an ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative project investigating the life course causes and consequences of caring using data from the 1958 British birth cohort and the UK Household Longitudinal Study. I've also worked on a European Research Council project with Dr Anne McMunn. This project investigated gender and cohort differences in work-family roles and their associations with health in mid-life using data from the British birth cohorts (1946, 1958 and 1970).

Teaching Summary

Deputy Director of MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology

Co-lead of MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology dissertation module

Co-lead on MSc module 'Health inequalities across the life course'

Lecturer in basic statistics, epidemiology, and health inequalities across the life course.

BSc, MSc and PhD project supervisor

01-AUG-2016 Senior Research Associate Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2012 – 31-JUL-2016 Research Associate Dept. Epidemiology & Public Health University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2017 AFHEA ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow – Academic studies in Higher Education  
2012 DPhil Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology University College London
2008 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology University College London
2007 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Human Biology University of Wolverhampton
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