Alice is the Director of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70). She’s responsible for all the big decisions about the study, in particular working with the scientific community to decide what topics we cover at every visit.
Alice is a Professor of Sociology, and her research interests are focused on social and educational inequalities, including inequalities of social class, gender and ethnicity.
George is a Professor of Population Health and Statistics, and his research interests are focused on inequality, poverty, healthy behaviours and lifestyles, and mental health.
Matt is responsible for developing the questionnaires that we use to collect information about your lives. He also oversees the agencies who carry out the surveys and manage the interviewers.
Meghan is responsible for providing BCS70 members with information about the study. She puts together the mailings we send you every year, and keeps the website up to date.
Mary is the person responsible for keeping your contact details safe and up-to-date. She’s also part of the team that responds when study members contact us with a query.
While you’ll probably hear from Alice, Mary, Matt and Meghan the most, there’s a whole team of people working on BCS70. Managing a study this big requires many different jobs – our team is made up of researchers, survey specialists, data managers, administrators and communications staff.
Matt works with Lisa and Emily to put together the questions we ask you and the information we send you at each visit.
Mary works with Denise, George, Robert and Gearoid to make sure that your address and other contact information is secure and up to date, so we know how to get in touch with you. And Maggie and Joe take care of the information about your lives that you give us at each visit.
But the most important members of the study are you! We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you.