EQUITY - Incorporation biologique, inégalités sociales, épidémiologie du cours de la vie, cancer et maladies chroniques, interventions, méthodologie
Equipe constitutive du CERPOP, UMR 1295, unité mixte INSERM - Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier


Kelly Irving 2019
Kelly Irving 2019
EQUITY research team.
Michelle Kelly-Irving is director of research at the Inserm, and leads the EQUITY research team. She is specialised in the field of life course epidemiology, specifically her focus is on the mechanisms and processes involved in the production of health inequalities across the life course. 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.

Her recent papers are :
  1. Joannès C, Colineaux H, Guernec G, Castagné R, Kelly-Irving M. Toward a conceptual framework of health and its operational definition: an application in the 1958 British birth cohort. BMC Public Health. 2023 Jan 14; 23(1):100. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14967- z.
  2. Kelly-Irving M, Ball WP, Bambra C, Delpierre C, Dundas R, Lynch J. Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research. Critical Public Health. 2023. 33(1):37-47.  doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2022.2036701
  3. Neufcourt L, Castagné R, Mabile L, Khalatbari-Soltani S, Delpierre C, Kelly-Irving M. Assessing How Social Exposures Are Integrated in Exposome Research: A Scoping Review. Environ Health Perspect. 2022 Nov;130(11):116001. doi: 10.1289/EHP11015.
  4. Colineaux H, Soulier A, Lepage B, Kelly-Irving M. Considering sex and gender in Epidemiology: a challenge beyond terminology. From conceptual analysis to methodological strategies. Biol Sex Differ. 2022 May 12;13(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s13293-022-00430-6.
  5. van Zwieten A, Tennant PWG, Kelly-Irving M, Blyth FM, Teixeira-Pinto A, Khalatbari-Soltani S. Avoiding overadjustment bias in social epidemiology through appropriate covariate selection: a primer. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022 Sep;149:127-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.05.021.
  6. Mongin D, Cullati S, Kelly-Irving M, Rosselet M, Regard S, Courvoisier DS; Covid-SMC Study Group. Neighbourhood socio-economic vulnerability and access to COVID-19 healthcare during the first two waves of the pandemic in Geneva, Switzerland: A gender perspective. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Mar 28;46:101352. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101352.
  7. Khalatbari-Soltani S, Maccora J, Blyth FM, Joannès C, Kelly-Irving M. Measuring education in the context of health inequalities. Int J Epidemiol. 2022 Apr 1:dyac058. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyac058. Epub ahead of print.
  8. Joannès C, Castagné R, Kelly-Irving M. Associations of adverse childhood experiences with smoking initiation in adolescence and persistence in adulthood, and the role of the childhood environment: Findings from the 1958 British birth cohort. Prev Med. 2022 Mar;156:106995. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.106995.
  9. Vandentorren S, Smaïli S, Chatignoux E, Maurel M, Alleaume C, Neufcourt L, Kelly-Irving M, Delpierre C. The effect of social deprivation on the dynamic of SARS-CoV-2 infection in France: a population-based analysis. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Mar;7(3):e240-e249. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00007-X.
  10. Lacey RE, Howe LD, Kelly-Irving M, Bartley M, Kelly Y. The Clustering of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: Are Gender and Poverty Important? J Interpers Violence. 2022 Mar;37(5-6):2218-2241. doi: 10.1177/0886260520935096.

Publications 2009-2020-2021-2022-2023 : Lire

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

Dr. Michelle Kelly-Irving,

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

Tel : 0033 (0)5 61 14 56 32
email : michelle.kelly@inserm.fr
url : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5749-4791