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University College London (UCL) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. The Department of Economics at UCL has an outstanding international reputation in key areas of current research. The most recent REF2014 ranked it the top Department in the UK in the field of Economics and Econometrics as well as the top department in any field in any university in the UK. The faculty at the department includes several world-leading experts.

Role in LongITools

UCL will contribute to work package 8 by estimating the causal impact of the exposome on life outcomes and on the economic life-course model of health production.

Dr Gabriella Conti

Principal Investigator (PI)

Gabriella is Associate Professor in Economics and Co-Investigator of the 1958 British Birth Cohort. Gabriella’s research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, and the behavioural and biological pathways through which early life shocks and policies affect well-being throughout the life-course. She is also Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the leading policy research think-tank in UK. Her role in LongITools is to estimate the causal impact of the exposome on health and to develop the life-course model of health production.

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Mirjam Otten

Research Team

Mirjam is a Research Assistant and is leading the work on the collection of the exposome data for the estimation of the causal impacts. She has a BA in Economics and Geography from University of London and many years of relevant experience.