Study team

Principal investigator

The principal investigator for ELSA is Professor Andrew Steptoe

Head of the UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health.

Management group 

James Banks - University of Manchester

David Batty - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Kate Coughlin -  (Project Manager) UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Rowena Crawford - Institute for Fiscal Studies

Michael Marmot - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

James Nazroo - School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester

Zoe Oldfield - Institute for Fiscal Studies

Nicholas Steel - Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Kate Taylor - NatCen Social Research

Martin Wood - NatCen Social Research

Paola Zaninotto - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Other members of the ELSA team

Gianfranco Addario - NatCen Social Research

Olesya Ajnakina - UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

Josiane Breeden - NatCen Social Research

Laura Brocklebank - UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

Dorina Cadar - UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

Panos Demakakos - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Najma Hussain - (ELSA Administrator) UCL Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

Cesar de Oliveira - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Giorgio Di Gessa - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

David Hussey - NatCen Social Research

Tania Dimitrova - NatCen Social Research

Collaborating institutions

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UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
At the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care we address major 21st century health challenges such as health equity, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, ageing and the organisation of healthcare.

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Institute for Fiscal Studies

Our goal at the Institute for Fiscal Studies is to promote effective economic and social policies by better understanding how policies affect individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances.

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The University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences

We carry out theoretically-informed, empirical research, addressing major issues of private and public concern. Our research is founded on a unique combination of six disciplines; Economics, Politics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Philosophy.

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NatCen Social Research

We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. By really understanding the complexity of people's lives and attitudes, we give the public a powerful role in shaping decisions and services that make a difference to everyone.

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University of East Anglia

Focused around six themes, our research spans the global challenges. Our interdisciplinary approach, and the international reach of our research, ensures UEA is well placed to continue to address significant research questions and make real impact on the world.

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