Perspectives blogs

In this section, you’ll find blogs from CLOSER’s COVID-19: Perspectives series.

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the older population in England

By Kate Coughlin, ELSA Project Manager
June 1, 2020

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), like all longitudinal studies, will lead the way in helping us to understand the long-lasting impact of the virus in specific groups. In this blog, ELSA Project Manager, Kate Coughlin, outlines their COVID-19 response and how ELSA is in the position of being able to provide unique insights […]

COVID-19: a defining moment for longitudinal research?

By Rob Davies, Head of CLOSER COVID-19 Taskforce
May 14, 2020

It is clear the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for individuals, families and society will be deep and long-lasting. However, we still don’t fully understand the impact of the virus, nationally or regionally, or how it will entrench existing challenges such as inequalities or mental health. Data and evidence from longitudinal studies will be vital […]

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