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Professor Michaela Benzeval

Director of Understanding Society
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Professor Michaela Benzeval

Profile

Biography

Michaela is Director and Principal Investigator of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study. She is Professor of Longitudinal Research and also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. Before joining ISER, Michaela was a Programme Leader, and Research Project Director of the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow. She has also worked at Queen Mary University of London, East London and City Health Authority, the London School of Economics and the King’s Fund. Michaela studied economics at the University of Bath, and health policy and epidemiology, as well as a PGCAP, at the University of London, and gained her PhD, on income and health, from the University of Glasgow.

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Catherine Hammond
Catherine Hammond
Thesis title: Relationships Between Psychological Factors and Immune Dysregulation in Context: A Life Course Approach
Degree subject: Health Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/6/2018
Caroline Eileen Carney
Caroline Eileen Carney
Thesis title: Social Patterning in Biomarkers of Health, an Analysis of Health Inequalities Using Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Survey
Degree subject: Health Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/11/2017

Publications

Journal articles (113)

Platt, L., Knies, G., Luthra, R., Nandi, A. and Benzeval, M., (2021). Understanding Society at 10 Years. European Sociological Review. 36 (6), 976-988

Niedzwiedz, CL., Green, MJ., Benzeval, M., Campbell, D., Craig, P., Demou, E., Leyland, A., Pearce, A., Thomson, R., Whitley, E. and Katikireddi, SV., (2021). Mental health and health behaviours before and during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown: longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 75 (3), 224-231

Robertson, E., Reeve, KS., Niedzwiedz, CL., Moore, JC., Blake, M., Green, M., Katikireddi, SV. and Benzeval, MJ., (2021). Predictors of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the UK household longitudinal study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 94, 41-50

Luthra, RR., Nandi, A. and Benzeval, M., (2020). Unravelling the ‘immigrant health paradox’: ethnic maintenance, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children in England. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 46 (5), 980-1001

Burton, J., Lynn, P. and Benzeval, M., (2020). How Understanding Society: The UK Household longitudinal study adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey Research Methods. 14 (2), 235-239

Nandi, A., Luthra, R. and Benzeval, M., (2020). When does hate hurt the most? Generational differences in the association between ethnic and racial harassment, ethnic attachment, and mental health. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 43 (16), 327-347

Whitley, E., Benzeval, M. and Popham, F., (2020). Population Priorities for Successful Aging: A Randomized Vignette Experiment. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. 75 (2), 293-302

Green, MJ., Gray, L., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2020). Socioeconomic patterning of vaping by smoking status among UK adults and youth. BMC Public Health. 20 (1), 183-

Fluharty, ME., Pinto Pereira, SM., Benzeval, M., Hamer, M., Jefferis, B., Griffiths, LJ., Cooper, R. and Bann, D., (2020). Educational differentials in key domains of physical activity by ethnicity, age and sex: a cross-sectional study of over 40 000 participants in the UK household longitudinal study (2013-2015).. BMJ Open. 10 (1), e033318-e033318

Chandola, T., Kumari, M., Booker, CL. and Benzeval, M., (2020). The mental health impact of COVID-19 and lockdown-related stressors among adults in the UK.. Psychological Medicine. Online, 1-10

O’Neill, D., Benzeval, M., Boyd, A., Calderwood, L., Cooper, C., Corti, L., Dennison, E., Fitzsimons, E., Goodman, A., Hardy, R., Inskip, H., Molloy, L., Sacker, A., Sudlow, A., Sullivan, A. and Park, A., (2019). Data Resource Profile: Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER). International Journal of Epidemiology. 48 (3), 675-676i

Chandola, T., Booker, CL., Kumari, M. and Benzeval, M., (2019). Are Flexible Work Arrangements Associated with Lower Levels of Chronic Stress-Related Biomarkers? A Study of 6025 Employees in the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Sociology. 53 (4), 779-799

Chaparro, MP., Hughes, A., Kumari, M. and Benzeval, M., (2019). The association between self-rated health and underlying biomarker levels is modified by age, gender, and household income: Evidence from Understanding Society – The UK Household Longitudinal Study. SSM - Population Health. 8, 100406-100406

Carney, C. and Benzeval, M., (2019). The moderating effect of childhood disadvantage on the associations between smoking and occupational exposure and lung function; a cross sectional analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS). BMC Public Health. 19 (1), 690-

Kuchenbaecker, K., Telkar, N., Reiker, T., Walters, RG., Lin, K., Eriksson, A., Gurdasani, D., Gilly, A., Southam, L., Tsafantakis, E., Karaleftheri, M., Seeley, J., Kamali, A., Asiki, G., Millwood, IY., Holmes, M., Du, H., Guo, Y., Kumari, M., Dedoussis, G., Li, L., Chen, Z., Sandhu, MS., Zeggini, E. and Understanding Society Scientific Group, (2019). The transferability of lipid loci across African, Asian and European cohorts. Nature Communications. 10 (1), 4330-

Whitley, E., Benzeval, M. and Popham, F., (2018). Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Aging and Health. 30 (1), 52-74

Carney, C. and Benzeval, M., (2018). Social patterning in grip strength and in its association with age; A cross sectional analysis using the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS). BMC Public Health. 18 (1), 385-

Chaparro, MP., Benzeval, M., Richardson, E. and Mitchell, R., (2018). Neighborhood deprivation and biomarkers of health in Britain: The mediating role of the physical environment. BMC Public Health. 18 (1), 801-

Jackson, VE., Latourelle, JC., Wain, LV., Smith, AV., Grove, ML., Bartz, TM., Obeidat, M., Province, MA., Gao, W., Qaiser, B., Porteous, DJ., Cassano, PA., Ahluwalia, TS., Grarup, N., Li, J., Altmaier, E., Marten, J., Harris, SE., Manichaikul, A., Pottinger, TD., Li-Gao, R., Lind-Thomsen, A., Mahajan, A., Lahousse, L., Imboden, M., Teumer, A., Prins, B., Lyytikäinen, L-P., Eiriksdottir, G., Franceschini, N., Sitlani, CM., Brody, JA., Bossé, Y., Timens, W., Kraja, A., Loukola, A., Tang, W., Liu, Y., Bork-Jensen, J., Justesen, JM., Linneberg, A., Lange, LA., Rawal, R., Karrasch, S., Huffman, JE., Smith, BH., Davies, G., Burkart, KM., Mychaleckyj, JC., Bonten, TN., Enroth, S., Lind, L., Brusselle, GG., Kumar, A., Stubbe, B., Kähönen, M., Wyss, AB., Psaty, BM., Heckbert, SR., Hao, K., Rantanen, T., Kritchevsky, SB., Lohman, K., Skaaby, T., Pisinger, C., Hansen, T., Schulz, H., Polasek, O., Campbell, AI., Starr, JM., Rich, SS., Mook-Kanamori, DO., Johansson, Å., Ingelsson, E., Uitterlinden, AG., Weiss, S., Raitakari, OT., Gudnason, V., North, KE., Gharib, SA., Sin, DD., Taylor, KD., O'Connor, GT., Kaprio, J., Harris, TB., Pederson, O., Vestergaard, H., Wilson, JG., Strauch, K., Hayward, C., Kerr, SM., Deary, IJ., Barr, RG., de Mutsert, R., Gyllensten, U., Morris, AP., Ikram, MA., Probst-Hensch, N., Gläser, S., Zeggini, E., Lehtimäki, T., Strachan, DP., Dupuis, J., Morrison, AC., Hall, IP., Tobin, MD. and London, SJ., (2018). Meta-analysis of exome array data identifies six novel genetic loci for lung function. Wellcome Open Research. 3, 4-4

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2017). Causal effects of transitions to adult roles on early adult smoking and drinking: Evidence from three cohorts. Social Science and Medicine. 187, 193-202

Davillas, A., Benzeval, M. and Kumari, M., (2017). Socio-economic inequalities in C-reactive protein and fibrinogen across the adult age span: Findings from Understanding Society. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), 2641-

Prins, BP., Kuchenbaecker, KB., Bao, Y., Smart, M., Zabaneh, D., Fatemifar, G., Luan, JA., Wareham, NJ., Scott, RA., Perry, JRB., Langenberg, C., Benzeval, M., Kumari, M. and Zeggini, E., (2017). Genome-wide analysis of health-related biomarkers in the UK Household Longitudinal Study reveals novel associations. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), 11008-

Green, MJ., Espie, CA., Popham, F., Robertson, T. and Benzeval, M., (2017). Insomnia symptoms as a cause of type 2 diabetes Incidence: a 20 year cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 17 (1), 94-

Whitley, E., Deary, IJ., Ritchie, SJ., Batty, GD., Kumari, M. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Variations in cognitive abilities across the life course: Cross-sectional evidence from Understanding Society : The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Intelligence. 59, 39-50

Benzeval, M., Kumari, M. and Jones, AM., (2016). 25th Anniversary Editorial: How Do Biomarkers and Genetics Contribute to Understanding Society?. Health Economics. 25 (10), 1219-1222

Davillas, A., Benzeval, M. and Kumari, M., (2016). Association of Adiposity and Mental Health Functioning across the Lifespan: Findings from Understanding Society (The UK Household Longitudinal Study). PLOS ONE. 11 (2), e0148561-e0148561

Petersen, J. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Untreated hypertension in the UK household population ? Who are missed by the general health checks?. Preventive Medicine Reports. 4, 81-86

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Adolescent smoking and tertiary education: opposing pathways linking socio-economic background to alcohol consumption. Addiction. 111 (8), 1457-1465

Whitley, E., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Comparison of the Rowe?Kahn Model of Successful Aging With Self-rated Health and Life Satisfaction: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Gerontologist. 56 (6), 1082-1092

Davillas, A., Benzeval, M. and Kumari, M., (2016). Association of Adiposity and Mental Health Functioning across the Lifespan: Findings from Understanding Society (The UK Household Longitudinal Study). PloS One. 11 (2), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Sweeting, H., Green, M., Benzeval, M. and West, P., (2016). The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort. BMC Public Health. 16 (1), 41-

Davillas, A. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Alternative measures to BMI: Exploring income-related inequalities in adiposity in Great Britain. Social Science and Medicine. 166 (C), 223-232

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2016). Socioeconomic position and early adolescent smoking development: evidence from the British Youth Panel Survey (1994-2008).. Tobacco Control. 25 (2), 203-210

Robertson, T., Benzeval, M., Whitley, E. and Popham, F., (2015). The role of material, psychosocial and behavioral factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load (measured by cardiovascular, metabolic and inflammatory markers). Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 45, 41-49

Britton, A., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Benzeval, M., Kuh, D. and Bell, S., (2015). Life course trajectories of alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom using longitudinal data from nine cohort studies.. BMC Medicine. 13 (1), 47-

Campbell, M., Egan, M., Lorenc, T., Bond, L., Popham, F., Fenton, C. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. Systematic Reviews. 3 (1), 114-

Shaw, RJ., Green, MJ., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Differences in adiposity trajectories by birth cohort and childhood social class: evidence from cohorts born in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s in the west of Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 68 (6), 550-556

Whitley, E., Batty, GD., Hunt, K., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2014). The Role of Health Behaviours Across the Life Course in the Socioeconomic Patterning of All-Cause Mortality: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47 (2), 148-157

Green, MJ., Espie, CA. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Social class and gender patterning of insomnia symptoms and psychiatric distress: a 20-year prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 14 (1), 152-

Robertson, T., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. BMC Public Health. 14 (1), 184-

Dodds, RM., Syddall, HE., Cooper, R., Benzeval, M., Deary, IJ., Dennison, EM., Der, G., Gale, CR., Inskip, HM., Jagger, C., Kirkwood, TB., Lawlor, DA., Robinson, SM., Starr, JM., Steptoe, A., Tilling, K., Kuh, D., Cooper, C. and Sayer, AA., (2014). Grip Strength across the Life Course: Normative Data from Twelve British Studies. PLoS ONE. 9 (12), e113637-e113637

Klabbers, G., Bosma, H., Kempen, GIJM., Benzeval, M., Van den Akker, M. and van Eijk, JTM., (2014). Do psychosocial profiles predict self-rated health, morbidity and mortality in late middle-aged and older people?. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37 (3), 357-368

Sweeting, H., Bhaskar, A., Benzeval, M., Popham, F. and Hunt, K., (2014). Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 49 (5), 791-809

Robertson, T. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Do Mismatches between Pre- and Post-Natal Environments Influence Adult Physiological Functioning?. PLoS ONE. 9 (1), e86953-e86953

Shaw, RJ., Benzeval, M. and Popham, F., (2014). To What Extent Do Financial Strain and Labour Force Status Explain Social Class Inequalities in Self-Rated Health? Analysis of 20 Countries in the European Social Survey. PloS One. 9 (10), e110362-e110362

Skivington, K., Benzeval, M. and Bond, L., (2014). Motivated for employment? A qualitative study of benefit recipients. The Lancet. 384, S72-S72

Skivington, K., Benzeval, M. and Bond, L., (2014). Motivated for employment? A qualitative study of benefit recipients. The Lancet. 384, creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Campbell, M., Egan, M., Lorenc, T., Bond, L., Popham, F., Fenton, C. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. Systematic Reviews. 3 (114)

Robertson, T. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Do Mismatches between Pre- and Post-Natal Environments Influence Adult Physiological Functioning?. PloS One. 9 (1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Green, MJ., Espie, CA. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Social class and gender patterning of insomnia symptoms and psychiatric distress: a 20-year prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 14 (1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Robertson, T., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2014). Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. BMC Public Health. 14 (1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Hannah, MK., Batty, GD. and Benzeval, M., (2013). Common mental disorders and mortality in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: comparing the General Health Questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 67 (7), 558-563

Popham, F., Skivington, K. and Benzeval, M., (2013). Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort. European Journal of Public Health. 23 (4), 629-635

Gray, LA., Leyland, AH., Benzeval, M. and Watt, GCM., (2013). Explaining the social patterning of lung function in adulthood at different ages: the roles of childhood precursors, health behaviours and environmental factors. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 67 (11), 905-911

Robertson, T., Batty, GD., Der, G., Fenton, C., Shiels, PG. and Benzeval, M., (2013). Is Socioeconomic Status Associated With Biological Aging as Measured by Telomere Length?. Epidemiologic Reviews. 35 (1), 98-111

Green, MJ. and Benzeval, M., (2013). The development of socioeconomic inequalities in anxiety and depression symptoms over the lifecourse. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 48 (12), 1951-1961

Benzeval, M., Green, MJ. and Macintyre, S., (2013). Does Perceived Physical Attractiveness in Adolescence Predict Better Socioeconomic Position in Adulthood? Evidence from 20 Years of Follow Up in a Population Cohort Study. PLoS ONE. 8 (5), e63975-e63975

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2013). Socioeconomic Position and Adolescent Trajectories in Smoking, Drinking, and Psychiatric Distress. Journal of Adolescent Health. 53 (2), 202-208.e2

Phillips, AC., Robertson, T., Carroll, D., Der, G., Shiels, PG., McGlynn, L. and Benzeval, M., (2013). Do Symptoms of Depression Predict Telomere Length? Evidence From the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychosomatic Medicine. 75 (3), 288-296

Carroll, D., Phillips, AC., Der, G., Hunt, K., Bibbey, A., Benzeval, M. and Ginty, AT., (2013). Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 90 (1), 17-20

Laks, J., Benzeval, M., Green, MJ. and Macintyre, S., (2013). Does Perceived Physical Attractiveness in Adolescence Predict Better Socioeconomic Position in Adulthood? Evidence from 20 Years of Follow Up in a Population Cohort Study. PloS One. 8 (5), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2013). OP06 Opposing Processes Contingent on Early Smoking: A Cross-Cohort Comparison of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Alcohol use Across the Youth-To-Adult Transition. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 67 (Sup 1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Shaw, RJ., Green, MJ., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2013). OP62 How do Adiposity Trajectories Vary by Birth Cohort and Parental Social Class? Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 67 (Sup 1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Whitley, E., Batty, GD., Hunt, K., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2013). The Role of Health Behaviours Across the Life Course in the Socioeconomic Patterning of All-Cause Mortality: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 47 (2), 148-157

Der, G., Batty, GD., Benzeval, M., Deary, IJ., Green, MJ., McGlynn, L., McIntyre, A., Robertson, T. and Shiels, PG., (2012). Is Telomere Length a Biomarker for Aging: Cross-Sectional Evidence from the West of Scotland?. PLoS ONE. 7 (9), e45166-e45166

Robertson, T., Batty, GD., Der, G., Green, MJ., McGlynn, LM., McIntyre, A., Shiels, PG. and Benzeval, M., (2012). Is Telomere Length Socially Patterned? Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. PLoS ONE. 7 (7), e41805-e41805

Wills, AK., Lawlor, DA., Muniz-Terrera, G., Matthews, F., Cooper, R., Ghosh, AK., Kuh, D. and Hardy, R., (2012). Population Heterogeneity in Trajectories of Midlife Blood Pressure. Epidemiology. 23 (2), 203-211

Brown, D., Benzeval, M., Gayle, V., Macintyre, S., O'Reilly, D. and Leyland, AH., (2012). Childhood residential mobility and health in late adolescence and adulthood: findings from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66 (10), 942-950

Brown, D., O'Reilly, D., Gayle, V., Macintyre, S., Benzeval, M. and Leyland, AH., (2012). Socio-demographic and health characteristics of individuals left behind in deprived and declining areas in Scotland. Health & Place. 18 (2), 440-444

Espie, CA., Kyle, SD., Hames, P., Cyhlarova, E. and Benzeval, M., (2012). The Daytime ImpactofDSM-5Insomnia Disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 73 (12), e1478-e1484

Batty, GD., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G., Lewars, H. and Hunt, K., (2012). Erratum to: Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health. 57 (1), 247-247

Ellaway, A., Benzeval, M., Green, M., Leyland, A. and Macintyre, S., (2012). “Getting sicker quicker”: Does living in a more deprived neighbourhood mean your health deteriorates faster?. Health & Place. 18 (2), 132-137

David Batty, G., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G., Lewars, H. and Hunt, K., (2012). Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health. 57 (1), 119-126

Green, MJ., Espie, CA., Hunt, K. and Benzeval, M., (2012). The Longitudinal Course of Insomnia Symptoms: Inequalities by Sex and Occupational Class Among Two Different Age Cohorts Followed for 20 Years in the West of Scotland. Sleep. 35 (6), 815-823

Carroll, D., Ginty, AT., Der, G., Hunt, K., Benzeval, M. and Phillips, AC., (2012). Increased blood pressure reactions to acute mental stress are associated with 16-year cardiovascular disease mortality. Psychophysiology. 49 (10), 1444-1448

Whitley, E., Deary, IJ., Der, G., Batty, GD. and Benzeval, M., (2012). Paternal age in relation to offspring intelligence in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 prospective cohort study.. PLoS One. 7 (12), e52112-e52112

Booker, CL., Harding, S. and Benzeval, M., (2011). A systematic review of the effect of retention methods in population-based cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 11 (1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Wills, AK., Lawlor, DA., Matthews, FE., Aihie Sayer, A., Bakra, E., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Benzeval, M., Brunner, E., Cooper, R., Kivimaki, M., Kuh, D., Muniz-Terrera, G. and Hardy, R., (2011). Life Course Trajectories of Systolic Blood Pressure Using Longitudinal Data from Eight UK Cohorts. PLoS Medicine. 8 (6), e1000440-e1000440

Carroll, D., Phillips, AC., Der, G., Hunt, K. and Benzeval, M., (2011). Blood Pressure Reactions to Acute Mental Stress and Future Blood Pressure Status. Psychosomatic Medicine. 73 (9), 737-742

Maxwell, F., McGlynn, LM., Muir, HC., Talwar, D., Benzeval, M., Robertson, T., Roxburgh, CS., McMillan, DC., Horgan, PG. and Shiels, PG., (2011). Telomere Attrition and Decreased Fetuin-A Levels Indicate Accelerated Biological Aging and Are Implicated in the Pathogenesis of Colorectal Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. 17 (17), 5573-5581

Green, MJ. and Benzeval, M., (2011). Ageing, social class and common mental disorders: longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland. Psychological Medicine. 41 (3), 565-574

Cooper, R., Kuh, D., Cooper, C., Gale, CR., Lawlor, DA., Matthews, F. and Hardy, R., (2011). Objective measures of physical capability and subsequent health: a systematic review. Age and Ageing. 40 (1), 14-23

Lorimer, K., Gray, CM., Hunt, K., Wyke, S., Anderson, A. and Benzeval, M., (2011). Response to written feedback of clinical data within a longitudinal study: a qualitative study exploring the ethical implications. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 11 (1), 10-

Benzeval, M., Green, MJ. and Leyland, AH., (2011). Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland. BMC Public Health. 11 (1), 947-

Phillips, AC., Der, G., Shipton, D. and Benzeval, M., (2011). Prospective associations between cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress and change in physical disability in a large community sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 81 (3), 332-337

Benzeval, M., Green, MJ. and Leyland, AH., (2011). Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland. BMC Public Health. 11 (1), creators-Benzeval=3AMichaela=3A=3A

Gray, CM., Hunt, K., Lorimer, K., Anderson, AS., Benzeval, M. and Wyke, S., (2011). Words matter: a qualitative investigation of which weight status terms are acceptable and motivate weight loss when used by health professionals.. BMC Public Health. 11 (1), 513-513

Batty, GD., Deary, IJ., Benzeval, M. and Der, G., (2010). Does IQ predict cardiovascular disease mortality as strongly as established risk factors? Comparison of effect estimates using the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation. 17 (1), 24-27

Benzeval, M., Der, G., Ellaway, A., Hunt, K., Sweeting, H., West, P. and Macintyre, S., (2009). Cohort Profile: West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: Health in the Community. International Journal of Epidemiology. 38 (5), 1215-1223

Batty, GD., Lewars, H., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M. and Hunt, K., (2008). Problem drinking and exceeding guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption in Scottish men: associations with life course socioeconomic disadvantage in a population-based cohort study.. BMC Public Health. 8 (1), 302-302

Thomas, C., Benzeval, M. and Stansfeld, S., (2007). Psychological distress after employment transitions: the role of subjective financial position as a mediator. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 61 (1), 48-52

BAULD, L., JUDGE, KEN., BARNES, M., BENZEVAL, M., MACKENZIE, M. and SULLIVAN, H., (2005). Promoting Social Change: The Experience of Health Action Zones in England. Journal of Social Policy. 34 (3), 427-445

Thomas, C., (2005). Employment transitions and mental health: an analysis from the British household panel survey. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 59 (3), 243-249

Willitts, M., (2004). Partnership history and mental health over time. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 58 (1), 53-58

Benzeval, M., Judge, K. and Shouls, S., (2001). Understanding the Relationship between Income and Health: How Much Can be Gleaned from Cross-sectional Data?. Social Policy & Administration. 35 (4), 376-396

Benzeval, M. and Judge, K., (2001). Income and health: the time dimension. Social Science & Medicine. 52 (9), 1371-1390

Benzeval, M., Taylor, J. and Judge, K., (2000). Evidence on the Relationship between Low Income and Poor Health: Is the Government Doing Enough?. Fiscal Studies. 21 (3), 375-399

Judge, K., Mulligan, JA. and Benzeval, M., (1998). Letter to the editor. Reply to richard wilkinson [1]. Social Science and Medicine. 47 (7), 983-985

Benzeval, M., (1998). The self-reported health status of lone parents. Social Science & Medicine. 46 (10), 1337-1353

Judge, K., Mulligan, J-A. and Benzeval, M., (1998). Income inequality and population health. Social Science & Medicine. 46 (4-5), 567-579

(1998). Correspondence. Social Science & Medicine. 47 (7), 983-985

Judge, K., Mulligan, JA. and Benzeval, M., (1998). Living in a housing co-operative for low income women: Issues of identity, environment and control - Reply. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE. 47 (7), 983-985

Benzeval, M. and Judge, K., (1996). Access to health care in England: continuing inequalities in the distribution of GPs. Journal of Public Health. 18 (1), 33-40

Benzeval, M., (1996). Research in health care: Design, conduct and interpretation of health services research. Health & Place. 2 (4), 255-256

Benzeval, M., Judge, K. and Smaje, C., (1995). Beyond class, race, and ethnicity: deprivation and health in Britain.. Health services research. 30 (1 Pt 2), 163-177

Benzeval, M., Judge, K. and Smaje, C., (1995). Beyond class, race, and ethnicity: Deprivation and health in Britain. Health Services Research. 30 (1 II), 163-177

BENZEVAL, M., JUDGE, K. and SMAJE, C., (1995). BEYOND CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY - DEPRIVATION AND HEALTH IN BRITAIN. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH. 30 (1), 163-177

Benzeval, M. and Judge, K., (1994). The determinants of hospital utilisation: Implications for resource allocation in England. Health Economics. 3 (2), 105-116

Judge, K. and Benzeval, M., (1993). Health inequalities: new concerns about the children of single mothers.. BMJ. 306 (6879), 677-680

Judge, K. and Benzeval, M., (1991). A formula for funding.. The Health service journal. 101 (5250), 20-21

Black, ME., Scheuer, MA., Victor, C., Benzeval, M., Gill, M. and Judge, K., (1991). Utilisation by homeless people of acute hospital services in London.. BMJ. 303 (6808), 958-961

Benzeval, M., Judge, K. and New, B., (1991). Health and health care in London. Public Money & Management. 11 (1), 25-32

Benzeval, M. and Judge, K., (1990). On a downward gradient.. The Health service journal. 100 (5194), 471-472

Book chapters (2)

Davillas, A., Jones, A. and Benzeval, M., (2019). The income-health gradient: Evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers in Understanding Society. In: Panel Data Econometrics Empirical Applications. Editors: Tsionas, M., . Elsevier/Academic Press. 709- 741. 9780128158593

Bradshaw, J. and Sainsbury, R., (2018). Experiencing Poverty. In: Experiencing Poverty. Routledge. 78- 101. 9781138717473

Conferences (26)

Carney, C. and Benzeval, M., (2018). P9 Does childhood socio-economic disadvantage moderate health behaviours and occupational and environmental hazards association’s with adult lung function; a cross sectional analysis using the UK household longitudinal study

Whitley, E., Benzeval, M. and Popham, F., (2018). OP82 #Population priorities for successful ageing: a randomised vignette experiment

Moldovan, AL., Benzeval, M. and Clarke, P., (2018). OP66 #Income trajectories and health: a latent class growth mixture model approach in understanding society (UK household longitudinal study)

Green, MJ., Gray, L., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2018). OP58 Associations between parental vaping and youth smoking and vaping in the UK: cross-sectional survey findings

Rouxel, P., Chandola, T. and Benzeval, M., (2017). P30 Does the quality of social relationships buffer the association of social disadvantage with allostatic load? an analysis of adults from the uk household longitudinal study

Chaparro, MP., Benzeval, M., Richardson, E. and Mitchell, R., (2016). Neighbourhood deprivation and biomarkers of health in the UK: the role of the physical environment

Shaw, RJ., Benzeval, M. and Popham, F., (2014). OP16 Do financial strain and labour force status explain why Nordic countries have wide health inequalities relative to other European countries? Evidence from a cross-national study

Robertson, T., Benzeval, M., Whitley, E. and Popham, F., (2014). OP15 The role of material, psychological and behavioural factors in mediating the association between socio-economic position and allostatic load: Evidence from the 1950s cohort of the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study

Cooper, R., Benzeval, M., Deary, IJ., Dennison, EM., Der, G., Gale, CR., Inskip, HM., Jagger, C., Kirkwood, TB., Lawlor, DA., Robinson, SM., Starr, JM., Steptoe, A., Tilling, K., Kuh, D., Cooper, C., Aihie Sayer, A., Dodds, RM. and Syddall, HE., (2014). OP02 Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies

Phillips, AC., Robertson, T., Shiels, PG. and Benzeval, M., (2013). SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION PROSPECTIVELY PREDICT TELOMERE LENGTH YEARS LATER, BUT ONLY AMONG YOUNGER ADULTS: EVIDENCE FROM THE WEST OF SCOTLAND TWENTY-07 STUDY

Skivington, K., Popham, F., Bond, L. and Benzeval, M., (2012). Moving from worklessness to employment: assessing the health impact taking account of the role of psychosocial job quality

Robertson, T., Popham, F. and Benzeval, M., (2012). Lifecourse models of socioeconomic status and allostatic load: Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study (1987-2007)

Green, MJ., Leyland, AH., Sweeting, H. and Benzeval, M., (2012). OP49 Socioeconomic Status and Late Adolescent Trajectories of Smoking, Drinking, and Psychiatric Distress

Gray, L., Leyland, A., Benzeval, M. and Watt, G., (2011). Are there gender differences in the relative predictive ability of lung function in all-cause mortality? Findings from 13 years of follow-up in the Scottish Health Survey-mortality linked datasets (1995 to 2008)

Green, M., Robertson, T., Espie, C. and Benzeval, M., (2011). P2-103 Is the socioeconomic patterning of type II diabetes mediated by sleeping problems? Evidence from the west of Scotland

Brown, D., O'Reilly, D., Gayle, V., Macintyre, S., Benzeval, M. and Leyland, AH., (2011). P1-406 Characteristics of individuals "left behind" in deprived areas in Scotland

Robertson, T. and Benzeval, M., (2011). P1-306 The influence of childhood developmental plasticity and socioeconomic circumstances on adult health biomarkers: longitudinal evidence from the west of Scotland twenty-07 study

Hardy, R., Matthews, F., Kuh, D., Lawlor, D., Sayer, AA. and Benzeval, M., (2011). O2-2.2 Measurement and modelling of functional trajectories across the life course

Benzeval, M., Green, MJ. and Leyland, AH., (2010). How do social inequalities in health change over the lifecourse?: Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, 1987/8-2007/8

Brown, D., O'Reilly, D., Boyle, PJ., Macintyre, S., Benzeval, M. and Leyland, AH., (2010). 041 Childhood residential stability and health status in early adulthood and midlife

Anderson, AS., Gray, CM., Lorimer, K., Benzeval, M., Hunt, K. and Wyke, S., (2010). Communicating information about body weight status

Benzeval, M., Watt, G. and Macintyre, S., (2006). Social class, lung function, and mortality in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: 1987-2006

Hannah, MK. and Benzeval, M., (2006). Depression and mortality from coronary heart disease in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study, 1987-2005

Hannah, MK., Benzeval, M. and Stansfeld, S., (2005). Investigating the two-way association between depression and obesity over time in three cohorts in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study, 1987-2004

Benzeval, M., (2005). A comparison of the relationship between accumulated disadvantage and health over time in three cohorts from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, 1987-2004

BENZEVAL, M. and JUDGE, K., (1992). DEPRIVATION AND POOR HEALTH IN CHILDHOOD - PROSPECTS FOR PREVENTION

Reports and Papers (2)

Benzeval, M., Burton, J., Crossley, T., Fisher, P., Gardiner, C., Jackle, A. and Moore, JC., (2021). High frequency online data collection in an annual household panel study: some evidence on bias prevention and bias adjustment.

Benzeval, M., Bond, L., Campbell, M., Egan, M., Lorenc, T., Petticrew, M. and Popham, F., (2014). How does money influence health?

Dataset (1)

Benzeval, M. and Institute for Social and Economic Research, (2020).Understanding Society COVID-19 Study

Other (1)

Richmond, RC., Bao, Y., Smart, M., Gorrie-Stone, T., Schalkwyk, L., Mill, J., Davey Smith, G., Benzeval, M., Relton, C. and Kumari, M., (2018).P8 Investigating epigenetic differences in response to shift work: findings from understanding society (UK longitudinal household survey). Poster presentations. 72,BMJ Publishing Group Ltd

Grants and funding

2021

COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wealth � National Core Study (LHW-NCS) - Sub-contract - Test for the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) antibodies

University College London (Funder)

Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (LLC) Data Deposit Agreement

University of Bristol (Funder)

CLOSER Extension Funding 2021-22: CLOSER Executive Group and CLOSER Scientific Leadership Team

University College London (Funder)

2020

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Survey Waves 13-15

Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding Society COVID-19 study

The Health Foundation

Understanding Society: 2019 General and European Elections Research Programme

Economic and Social Research Council

2019

Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study

British Academy

UK POPULATION LAB INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding Society Waves 9-11: Expanding the Health IP (Additional Funding Stream)

Economic and Social Research Council

CLOSER

Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding Society Wave 12 Additional Funding Stream: Developing a Biosocial Resource and Expanding w12 Activities

Economic and Social Research Council

2018

BENZEVAL 180110

Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study Wave 12

Economic and Social Research Council

2016

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11

Economic & Social Research Council

2015

How can biomarkers and genetics improve our understanding of society and health?

Economic & Social Research Council

The Prevalence and Persistence of Ethnic and Racial Harassment and its Impact on Health

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study

The British Academy

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study

The British Academy

2013

Understanding Society Waves 6 to 8

Economic & Social Research Council

CLOSER

Economic & Social Research Council

CLOSER

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

mbenzeval@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873983

Location:

2N2.5A.12, Colchester Campus