Welcome to CLOSER’s COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub

The UK’s longitudinal population studies adapted rapidly in response to COVID-19 by developing and launching special questionnaires for their participants to help understand the health, social, economic and behavioural impacts of the pandemic at both a national and regional level and across all generations and ages.

Containing all the new surveys, data releases, latest research and evidence and expert opinion in one place, the COVID-19 Longitudinal Research Hub is a one-stop resource for researchers, parliamentarians and policy makers, now and in the future.

Responding to COVID-19

Data and evidence from CLOSER’s longitudinal population studies have provided valuable insights for researchers and policy makers throughout the pandemic. Due to the unique nature of these studies, they can track the longer-term consequences and impacts of COVID-19 for years to come.

Recent Publications

  • Ireland
    Feeney, J. & Kenny, R.A. Hair cortisol as a risk marker for increased depressive symptoms among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic Psychoneuroendocrinology, 143, DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.10...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Wallinheimo, A.-S. & Evans, S.L. Patterns of Internet Use, and Associations with Loneliness, amongst Middle-Aged and Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Healthcare, 10(7), DOI: 10.3390/healthca...
    Jul-22
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  • National
    Cross, K., Evans, J., MacLeavy, J. & Manley, D. Analysing the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19: a new regional geography or pandemic enhanced inequalities? Regional Studies, Regional Science, 9(1), ...
    Jul-22
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  • National
    Rosa, L., Godwin, H.J., Cortese, S. & Brandt, V. Predictors of longer-term depression trajectories during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal study in four UK cohorts Evidence Based Mental Health, D...
    Jul-22
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  • National
    Gaggero, A., Fernandez-Perez, A. & Jimenez-Rubio, D. Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on depression in older adults: A panel data analysis Health Policy, DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.07.001
    Jul-22
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  • National
    Waters, T. & Wernham, T. Long COVID and the labour market IFS Briefing Note BN246, DOI: 10.1920/BN.IFS.2022.BN0346
    Jul-22
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  • National
    Ellen J. Thompson, Dylan M. Williams, Alex J. Walker, Ruth E. Mitchell, Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Tiffany C. Yang, Charlotte F. Huggins, Alex S. F. Kwong, Richard J. Silverwood, Giorgio Di Gessa, Ruth C. ...
    Jun-22
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  • National
    Qing-Mei Huang, Pei-Dong Zhang, Zhi-Hao Li, Jian-Meng Zhou, Dan Liu, Xi-Ru Zhang, Wen-Fang Zhong, Yu-Jie Zhang, Dong Shen, Fen Liang, Wei-Qi Song, Shi-Gui Yang, Wei-Jie Guan, & Chen Mao Genetic Risk ...
    Jan-22
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  • National
    Sheridan, C., Klompmaker, J., Cummins, S., James, P., Fecht, D. & Roscoe, C. Associations of air pollution with COVID-19 positivity, hospitalisations, and mortality: Observational evidence from UK Bio...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Samantha S R Crossfield, Natalie J M Chaddock, Mark M Iles, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Ann W Morgan Interplay between demographic, clinical and polygenic risk factors for severe COVID-19 International Jou...
    Jun-22
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    Find out more about the special COVID-19 surveys, including the latest data releases, launched by longitudinal population studies in the UK.

    Explore the longitudinal research published investigating both the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Discover evidence and insights from longitudinal population studies on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Search and explore COVID-19 metadata available in CLOSER Discovery, our search engine for longitudinal data.

    Read the latest blogs from our COVID-19 Perspectives series.

    Take a look at further useful COVID-19 research resources.