University College London


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.

Professor Gabriella Conti

Principal Investigator (PI)

Gabriella is Professor in Economics. 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.