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

  • National
    Beach, B., Steptoe, A. & Zaninotto, P. Changes in depression and anxiety among people with cognitive impairment and dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of...
    Dec-22
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  • Devolved Nations
    Kirkham, E.J., Huggins, C.F. & Fawns-Ritchie, C. The Effect of School Bullying on Pupils’ Perceived Stress and Wellbeing During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Study Journal of Child & Adolesc...
    Dec-22
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  • National
    Sam O.Kleeman, Mattia Cordioli, Paul R.H.J.Timmers, Atlas Khan, Pinkus Tober-Lau, Florian Kurth, Vadim Demichev, Hannah V. Meyer, James F. Wilson, Markus Ralser, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Andrea Ganna, Kenne...
    Sep-22
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  • National
    Shi, H.C., Zhao, H., Zhang, W. & Wang, S. COVID-19 is not a causal risk for miscarriage: evidence from a Mendelian randomization study Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, DOI: 10.1007/s1081...
    Dec-22
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  • National
    Reeves, J., Kooner, J.S. & Zhang, W.H. Accelerated ageing is associated with increased COVID-19 severity and differences across ethnic groups may exist Frontiers in Public Health, DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2...
    Dec-22
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  • Regional
    Dyer, M.L., Sallis, H.M., Khouja, J.N., Dryhurst, S., Munafò, M.R. Associations between COVID-19 risk perceptions and mental health, wellbeing, and risk behaviours Journal of Risk Research, DOI:10.10...
    Nov-22
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  • Ireland
    Ward, M., Briggs, R., McGarrigle, C.A., De Looze, C., O'Halloran, A.M. & Kenny, R.A. The bi-directional association between loneliness and , depression among older adults from before to during the COV...
    Nov-22
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  • National
    Hamrouni, M., Roberts, M.J., & Bishop, N. The joint associations of physical activity and TV viewing time with COVID-19 mortality: An analysis of UK Biobank Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/02...
    Nov-22
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  • National
    Yue Ma, Shu Li, Hongxi Yang, Yuan Zhang, Huiping Li, Fusheng Xu, Yabing Hou, Xinyu Zhang, Yaogang Wang Effect of psychotropics on the risk of COVID-19 in middle-aged and older adults European Neuropsy...
    Nov-22
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  • National
    Falkingham, J., Evandrou, M., Vlachantoni, A., & Qin, M. Sleep problems and new occurrence of chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK International Journal of Environmental Research ...
    Nov-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.