Emily Grundy MA MSc PhD
Professor of Demography
Demographer. Most of her research has focused on ageing and health.
- 2012- : Professor of Demography, University of Cambridge (UK)
- 1998 – 2012: Reader then Professor of Demographic Gerontology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- 1986-1998: Lecturer then Reader, Department of Gerontology, King's College London.
- 1983-1986: Research Fellow, Social Statistics Research Unit, the City University, London
- 1981-1983: Research Officer, Department of Health Care of the Elderly, University of Nottingham
- BA, MA History, University of Cambridge.
- MSc Medical Demography, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- PhD Medical Demography, University of London
Emily's research is focussed largely on the social support and intergenerational relationships of older people and on trends and differentials in later life health, disability and mortality. She has a particular interest in associations between family trajectories and health and disability at older ages. Much of her research has involved analysis of large scale longitudinal studies, including the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study of England and Wales and since 2001 she has directed the ESRC-supported Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support service which facilitates research use of this data resource.
Other current projects include:
- 'Pathways: Identifying and measuring causal pathways from social to health disadvantage' funded by the Economic and Social Research Council 2011-2014 as a node of the National Centre for Research Methods. PATHWAYS aims to identify pathways that link socio-demographic circumstances and biological disadvantage to adult health, and parental family and socio-economic circumstances to infant mortality, with a particular emphasis on the mediating factors that lie on these pathways. Emily is PI and director of this project which is being conducted in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
- Health inequalities among older adults in the WHO European Region. Leader of task group working on this topic as part of the Commission on the social determinants of health in Europe (PI Michael Marmot).
Selected recent publications
- McCann M, Grundy E, O'Reilly D (2012). Why is housing tenure associated with a lower risk of admission to a nursing or residential home? Wealth, health and the incentive to keep 'my home'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(2):166-9
- Blomgren J, Martikainen P, Grundy E, Koskinen S. (2012). Marital history 1971-91 and mortality 1991-2004 in England & Wales and Finland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66: 30-26.
- Grundy E (2011). Household transitions and subsequent mortality among older people in England and Wales: trends over three decades. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2011;65(4):353-9
- Read S. & Grundy E (2011) Mental health among older married couples: the role of gender and family life. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46 (4):331-41.
- Read S and Grundy E (2011). Fertility history and quality of life in older women and men. Ageing & Society 31, 1–21.
- Read S, Grundy E and Wolf D (2011). Fertility history, health and health trajectories in later life: A study of older women and men in the British Household Panel Survey. Population Studies, 65(2):201-15.
- Young H; Grundy E; O'Reilly D; Boyle P (2010). Self-rated health and mortality in the UK: results from the first comparative analysis of the England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland Longitudinal Studies. Population Trends 139: 11-36.
- Grundy Emily M D and Tomassini C (2010). Marital history, health and mortality among older men and women in England and Wales BMC Public Health, 10: 554
- Grundy E and Kravdal O (2010). Fertility history and cause-specific mortality: a register-based analysis of complete cohorts of Norwegian women and men. Social Science & Medicine. 70(11):1847-57.
- Grundy E (2010). Family support for older people: determinants and consequences in Ageing in advanced industrial societies: Riding the age waves, Volume 3 H., Tuljapurkar S; Ogawa N; Gauthier A(eds), Springer (Dordrecht/New York/London) 3:197-222
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- 2012- : Honorary Professor, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- 2012- : Council of Advisors, Population Europe
- 2011- : Scientific Committee, UK Birth Cohort Studies
- 2011- : Advisory Group of Experts, UK Research Councils' Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme.
- 2011- : European Joint Programming Initiative; Working Group Member 'More Years, Better Lives; The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change'.
- 2011- : Expert Advisory Panel for National Population Projections (UK)
- 2010- : Secretary General and Treasurer, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
- 2007- : Advisor, International Longevity Centre UK
- 2006- : Advisory Group, English Longitudinal Study on Ageing
- 2001- : Member Census Advisory Committee
Editorial Boards: Demographic Research; Genus; People, Space & Place; European Journal of Ageing; UNFPA State of the World's Older Persons 2012.