Prof Kelly leads work on health and development during childhood and adolescence. Of particular interest are:
-the causes and consequences of social and ethnic inequalities
- the ways in which familial and broader social contextual influences combine to shape health and development
- the uptake and retention of health related behaviours during late childhood and adolescence
- the links between early life exposures e.g. drinking and smoking in pregnancy, birthweight and infant feeding and later health and development.