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Prof Yvonne Kelly
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 020 7679 1632
  • Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Summary

Prof Kelly leads work on health and development during childhood and adolescence. Of particular interest are: 

  •  the causes and consequences of social and ethnic inequalities
  • the ways in which familial and broader social contextual influences combine to shape health and development
  • the uptake and retention of health related behaviours during late childhood and adolescence
  • the links between early life exposures e.g. drinking and smoking in pregnancy, birthweight and infant feeding and later health and development.

To do this work she makes use of longitudinal datasets including the Millennium Cohort Study, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, the 1958 and 1970 Birth Cohort Studies.


Teaching Summary

Prof Kelly supervises PhD and MSc students, and teaches on the MSc Society and Health course.

Academic Background
1997 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medicine University of Liverpool
1992 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Salford
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