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Michelle Kelly-Irving - Biographie

UMR 1027 -
Equipe EQUITY - Embodiment, social ineQualities, lifecoUrse epidemiology, cancer and chronIc diseases, intervenTions, methodologY

Michelle Kelly-Irving is an INSERM researcher (CR1) in the field of life course epidemiology, and has been working in France since 2007. She has previously worked at the University of Bristol and obtained her PhD in epidemiology from the University of London (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of education). She studied anthropology at the University of Durham as an undergraduate. The focus of her research is on the mechanisms and processes involved in the production of health inequalities across the life course. Notably she has been developing a program of research on health outcomes and health trajectories that are driven by social and psychosocial mechanisms from early life onwards. She is interested in how social and psychosocial processes are measured and can be used in relation to biomarkers and measures of physiological systems using longitudinal data.

Michelle is an active member of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies.

Her recents papers are :

Stringhini S, Carmeli C, Jokela M, Avendaño M, McCrory C, d'Errico A, Bochud M, Barros H, Costa G, Chadeau-Hyam M, Delpierre C, Gandini M, Fraga S, Goldberg M, Giles GG, Lassale C, Kenny RA, Kelly-Irving M, Paccaud F, Layte R, Muennig P, Marmot MG, Ribeiro AI, Severi G, Steptoe A, Shipley MJ, Zins M, Mackenbach JP, Vineis P, Kivimäki M; LIFEPATH Consortium. Socioeconomic status, non-communicable disease risk factors, and walking speed in older adults: multi-cohort population based study. BMJ. 2018 Mar 23;360:k1046. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1046.

Kelly-Irving M, Delpierre C, Vineis P. Beyond bad luck: induced mutations and hallmarks of cancer.Lancet Oncol. 2017 Aug;18(8):999-1000. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30520-X.

Stringhini S, Carmeli C, Jokela M, Avendaño M, Muennig P, Guida F, Ricceri F, d'Errico A, Barros H, Bochud M, Chadeau-Hyam M, Clavel-Chapelon F, Costa G, Delpierre C, Fraga S, Goldberg M, Giles GG, Krogh V, Kelly-Irving M, Layte R, Lasserre AM, Marmot MG, Preisig M, Shipley MJ, Vollenweider P, Zins M, Kawachi I, Steptoe A, Mackenbach JP, Vineis P, Kivimäki M; LIFEPATH consortium. Socioeconomic status and the 25 × 25 risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multicohort study and meta-analysis of 1·7 million men and women. Lancet. 2017 Mar 25;389(10075):1229-1237. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32380-7

Villeval M, Bidault E, Lang T; pour le groupe AAPRISS. (Kelly-Irving M. collaborator). Evaluation d'impact sur la santé et évaluation d'impact sur l'équité en santé : éventail de pratiques et questions de recherche. Glob Health Promot. 2016 Sep;23(3):86-94. doi: 10.1177/1757975915570139.

Castagné R, Kelly-Irving M, Campanella G, Guida F, Krogh V, Palli D, Panico S, Sacerdote C, Tumino R, Kleinjans J, de Kok T, Kyrtopoulos SA, Lang T, Stringhini S, Vermeulen R, Vineis P, Delpierre C, Chadeau-Hyam M. Biological marks of early-life socioeconomic experience is detected in the adult inflammatory transcriptome. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 9;6:38705. doi: 10.1038/srep38705.

Barboza Solís C, Fantin R, Kelly-Irving M, Delpierre C. Physiological wear-and-tear and later subjective health in mid-life: Findings from the 1958 British birth cohort. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Aug 18;74:24-33. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.08.018.

Publications 2009-2018

You can contact her about her work or about the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies:

Dr. Michelle Kelly-Irving,

UMR 1027 Inserm-Université Paul Sabatier,
Faculté de Médecine,
37, allées Jules Guesde,
31000 Toulouse


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Date de mise à jour 14 novembre 2018

UMR 1027 - Epidémiologie et analyses en santé publique : Risques, maladies chroniques et handicaps - Faculté de médecine 37 allées J. Guesde 31000 Toulouse
Inserm Université de Toulouse Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier