Researcher interviews

Children of the 90s data is enabling more research than ever before – so far in 2018 a total of 161 research papers have been published. This shows that as the original ‘children’ progress through their twenties, their data is becoming more important to science and public health than ever before.

Here we launch a new series of videos, where researchers talk about Children of the 90s data and how it enables their research.

In this interview Professor Deborah Lawlor, Scientific Lead for Children of the Children of the 90s (COCO90s), talks about: what COCO90s is; what a longitudinal health study is and how important they are; and how Bristol is a city of research.

Professor Alan Emond explains how he has used Children of the 90s data in his research, and how he hopes the findings of that research will help protect vulnerable young people from gambling-related harms.

Dr Oliver Davis explains why we’re inviting Children of the 90s participants to take part in an exciting new study about how we use social media.

In this interview Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK, talks about how the platform accelerates the development of new treatments for dementia, as well as future collaboration with Children of the 90s.

In this interview Dr Rachel Freathy, a Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the University of Exeter, talks about her research in genetics and the relations between birth weight and diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

In this interview Alastair Poole, Professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biology, talks about the importance of longitudinal studies as we move towards an era of personalised medicine.

In this interview Dr Rebecca Pearson, Lecturer in Psychiatric Epidemiology, talks about her research charting a rise in maternal mental health issues around pregnancy.

Children of the 90s has just been fantastic in so many ways. It has revealed some really profound insights into the way we grow and develop as humans. It's revealing important information not just for medics, for medicine, but for all of us.

Dr Alice Roberts
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