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


Kelly Irving 2019
Kelly Irving 2019
Michelle Kelly-Irving is an INSERM researcher (CR) in the field of life course epidemiology, and has been working in France since 2007. 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 developed 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. She 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.

Michelle has many activities relating to interdisciplinary research, she leads a working group in the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies, and is deputy director of two interdisciplinary organisations in Toulouse IFERISS and BECO.

Her recents papers are :

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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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