Child of the 90s? Play your part in cutting-edge research

Researchers at the University of Bristol are calling on 31-33-year-olds living in the Bristol area to take part in one of the most detailed health studies of its kind in the world

The Children of the 90s is an internationally renowned research study, following the health and development of more than 14,000 families with a child born in Bristol and the surrounding area between April 1991 and December 1992. Researchers have used the data collected over the last 30 years to help answer important questions on key health issues, including asthma, childhood obesity, and dementia.

Almost 4,000 young people have already attended the latest @30 clinic and taken part in a series of physical and mental health measures including full-body bone density scans, liver scans and lung function tests. 

Now, as the @30 clinic comes to an end in July, the Children of the 90s team want to hear from anyone who was born in or around the city in 1991/2 and would like to take part in this ground breaking research. As a thank you for taking part, you’ll get £40 (bank transfer or voucher) – with free parking and travel expenses covered.

Danielle and husband in clinic

Danielle recently attend her @30 clinic: “Not only is the clinic visit a great health check, checking areas of my body and development that wouldn’t usually be checked, it’s also great to be taking part in a research project that will help towards the future.

“It is a really interesting few hours, from liver scans to full body scans, breathing tests and samples.  It’s never a dull experience. You also get your transport costs covered and a £40 voucher for coming along, which is a nice touch.

“I have also been coming in for CoCo (Children of the Children of the 90s) visits with my children, doing the questionnaires and even got the hubby to sign up too!”

Danielle’s husband, Daniel, on his first experience of clinic: “Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming.  It has made the experience great and definitely happy to continue being involved.”

To find out more: 
Call on 0117 331 0011 or email
There is more info about what happens at the clinic here  – and participants only do as much or as little as they want!