There are now almost 500 researchers using data from the 45 and Up Study in their work, in areas ranging from cancer, heart disease, mental health and diabetes, to how people are using the health system.
Here you’ll find a list of all research projects associated with the Study, including those under way, awaiting funding and completed. Published research from finished projects can be found in our Publications section.
Types of research
There are three main types of research projects using 45 and Up Study data:
- A baseline study analyses only baseline questionnaire data — the responses provided by participants when they first joined 45 and Up
- A linkage study links the 45 and Up data to health and other records to broaden the information available for research. An example might be the impact of obesity on admissions to hospital
- A sub-study involves re-contacting a smaller group of 45 and Up participants to provide additional information that relates to one or more specific areas of research. For a list of 45 and Up sub-studies visit the Participant toolkit.