Professor Jane Elliott

    • Head of Department, Director of the ESRC Resource Centre
    • Director of CLOSER
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  • Summary:
    • Jane is the Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, and the Director of the collaborative CLOSER (Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) programme.

      Her main research interests include gender and employment, women's careers, longitudinal research methodology, combining qualitative and quantitative research and narrative.
  • Teaching:
    • Jane Elliott regularly contributes to workshops on narrative and mixed methods research, and on longitudinal methods.
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  • Professional Activities:
    • • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
      • Member of Advisory Board for the Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton (2009 -)
      • Member of Advisory Committee for Economic and Social Data Service (2010-)
      • External examiner, MA in Sociology and Panel Data Analysis, Department of Sociology, University of Essex (2008-2011)
      • External examiner, MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics, Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey research, University of Manchester (2007-2010)
      • Member of ESRC Peer Review College (Reviewer of research proposals and end of project reports)
      • Member of the British Sociological Association
      • Member of Radical Statistics
  • Research Students:
    • - JD Carpentieri, PhD: Physical activity, ageing, identity and health

      - Annika Coughlin, PhD: Mature students and their pathways into Higher Education - a mixed methods investigation using the 1958 British Birth cohort study

      Jane is keen to take on Ph.D. students working in areas related to her research interests, and methodological interests.
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  • Elliott, J. (2013) 'Talkin' 'Bout My Generation': Perceptions of Generational Belonging Among the 1958 Cohort', Sociological Research Online 18(4),
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  • Clouston, S.A., Kuh, D., Herd, P., Elliott, J., Richards, M. and Hofer, S.M. (2012) 'Benefits of educational attainment on adult fluid cognition: international evidence from three birth cohorts', International Journal of Epidemiology 41(6), 1729-36.
  • Gale, C.R., Cooper, R., Craig, L., Elliott, J., Kuh, D., Richards, M., Starr, J.M., Whalley, L.J. and Deary, I.J. on behalf of the HALCyon Study Team. (2012) 'Cognitive function in childhood and lifetime cognitive change in relation to mental wellbeing in four cohorts of older people', PLOS One
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  • Parsons, S., Gale, C.R., Kuh, D., and Elliott, J. (2012) 'Physical capability and the advantages and disadvantages of ageing: perceptions of older age by men and women in two British cohorts', Ageing and Society Available on CJO doi:10.1017/S0144686X12001067.
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  • Elliott, J. (2012) 'Gathering Narrative Data. In Sara Delamont (Ed) ' Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
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  • Alfred, T., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Cooper, R., Hardy, R., Cooper, C., Deary, I., Elliott, J., Gunnell, D., Harris, S.E., Kivimaki, M., Kumari, M., Martin, R.M., Power, C., Sayer, A.A., Starr, J.M., Kuh, D., Day, I.N.M. and the HALCyon Study Team. (2011) 'Absence of association of a SNP in the TERT_CLPTM1L locus with age-related phenotypes in a large multi-cohort study: the HALCyon program.', Ageing Cell 10(3), 520-32.
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  • Elliott, J. and Brown, M. (2011) 'Response rates and potential response bias relating to the use of the paper self-completion questionnaire used as part of the 2008 sweep of the National Child Development Study', Data Note London:, Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
  • Elliott, J., Gale, C., Kuh, D. and Parsons, S. (2011) 'The design and content of the halcyon Qualitative study: a qualitative substudy of the National Study of Health and Development and the Hertfordshire Cohort Study', CLS Working Paper Series 2011/5, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
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  • Elliott, J., Miles, A., Parsons, S. and Savage, M. (2010) 'The design and content of the 'Social participation' study: A qualitative sub-study conducted as part of the age 50 (2008) sweep of the National Child Development Study', CLS Working Paper Series 2010/3, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
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  • Elliott, J. (2010) 'Exploring the Narrative Potential of Cohort Data and Event History Analysis. In Mason, J. and Dale, A. (eds)' Understanding Social Research. London: Sage.