Professor Emily Grundy


Honorary Professor
of Demography

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7107 5448

Emily Grundy worked in the Centre/Department of Population Studies from 1998 to May 2012 and is now a Professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She remains connected with the School through various collaborative projects particularly the PATHWAYs project (see ) of which she was director.  Emily is working on this project in  collaboration with Bianca DeStavola,  Richard Silverwood and Rhian Daniel in the Medical Statistics Department.  Emily was Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population 2011-214 and is a Council Member of IUSSP 2014-2018. She is a past President of the British Society for Population Studies.

Emily is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health primarily linked to the Medical Statistics Department.

Her email is


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics


Most of Emily's research has been focused on ageing. Her main interests in this field are families, households and social support in later life, especially in relationship to health; trends and differentials in health and disability, and the long term consequences of marital and reproductive history for health and social support.  Emily's research has involved analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS)and she previously led and is now a senior associate of the team which provides support to academic users of this resource (CeLSIUS) now based at University College, London.   Emily's current research includes work on a European Research Council Advanced Grant project on Family life courses, intergenerational exchanges and later life health in Europe and research on how social interactions over the life course may be related to later life cognitive function.  For up to date publications please search google scholar emily grundy

Research Area
Health inequalities
Life-course epidemiology
Euro area
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