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
    Matthew Gittins, Sarah Rhodes, Jacques Wels, Bożena Wielgoszewska, Jingmin Zhu, Richard J Shaw, Olivia KL Hamilton, Evangelia Demou, Anna J Stevenson, Rebecca Rhead, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Geo...
    Dec-23
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  • National
    Baukmann, H.A., Cope, J.L., Bannard, C., Schwinges, A.R.E.C., Lamparter, M.R.J., Groves, S., Ravarani, C.N.J., Amulic, B., Klinger, J.E. & Schmidt, M.F. Exploring disease-causing traits for drug repur...
    Nov-23
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  • National
    Zheng, Z., Zhou, Y., Song, Y., Ying, P. & Tan, X. Genetic and immunological insights into COVID-19 with acute myocardial infarction: integrated analysis of mendelian randomization, transcriptomics, an...
    Nov-23
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  • National
    Fu, L., Baranova, A., Cao, H. & Zhang, F. Causal influences of osteoarthritis on COVID-19: a Mendelian randomization study Frontiers in Medicine, 10, DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2023.1287043
    Oct-23
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  • National
    Shen, T. Family environments and educational inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK Education 3-13, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2023.2285382
    Nov-23
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  • National
    Fritsche, L.G., Nam, K., Du, J., Kundu, R., Salvatore, M., Shi, X., Lee, S., Burgess, S. & Mukherjee, B. Uncovering associations between pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 Severity: A polygenic risk...
    Dec-23
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  • Regional
    Reece, S., Dickerson, J., Kelly, B., McEachan, R.R.C. & Pickett, K.E. The long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on financial insecurity in vulnerable families: Findings from the Born in Bradford C...
    Nov-23
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  • National
    Gouin, J.-P., de la Torre-Luque, A., Sanchez-Carro, Y., Geoffroy, M.-C. & Essau, C. Heterogeneity in the trajectories of psychological distress among late adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic JCPP...
    Aug-23
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  • National
    Alonzo, L.F., Taouk, Y., Emerson, E. & King, T. Impact of informal care on the mental health of caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic Journal of Public Health, 45(4), DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdad193
    Nov-23
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  • National
    Wilson, J., Demou, E. & Kromydas, T. COVID-19 lockdowns and working women’s mental health: does motherhood and size of workplace matter? A comparative analysis using Understanding Society Social Sci...
    Jan-24
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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.