Ula TymoszukResearch Associate | Project Manager
Royal College of Music

    Ula Tymoszuk is Research Associate and Project Manager for the HEartS project, and an honorary Research Associate at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on social relationships across the lifespan and their association with health and wellbeing. In addition to social connectedness, she has been investigating the health benefits of cultural participation and the role of arts-based interventions in reducing social isolation and loneliness in older adults.

    Ula completed her PhD research in Social Epidemiology at University College London. During this time she co-founded Social Connections, Cohesion and Health (SOCCAH), a cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional networking group interested in social relationships and health.

    Email: ula.tymoszuk@rcm.ac.uk

    Current projects

    Loneliness and Mental Health



    Tymoszuk U, Perkins R, Fancourt D, & Williamon A (2020), Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between receptive arts engagement and loneliness among older adults, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology55, 891-900 [DOI].

    Tymoszuk U, Perkins R, Spiro N, Williamon A, & Fancourt D (2020), Longitudinal associations between short-term, repeated, and sustained arts engagement and well-being outcomes in older adults, Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 75, 1609-1619 [DOI].


    Fancourt D & Tymoszuk U (2018), Cultural engagement and incident depression in older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, British Journal of Psychiatry, 214, 225-229 [DOI].

    Pucci A, Tymoszuk U, Cheung WH, Makaronidis JM, Scholes S, Tharakan G, Elkalaawy M, Guimaraes M, Nora M, Hashemi M, Jenkinson A, Adamo M, Monteiro MP, Finer N, & Batterham RL (2018), Type 2 diabetes remission 2 years post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy: the role of the weight loss and comparison of DiaRem and DiaBetter scores, Diabetic Medicine, 35 (3), 360-367 [DOI].

    Tymoszuk U, Kumari M, Stafford M, & Batterham R (2018), Is pre-operation social connectedness associated with weight loss up to 2 years post bariatric surgery? Obesity Surgery, 28 (11), 3524-3530 [DOI].

    Tymoszuk U, Kumari M, & Stafford M. (2018), Social support and trajectories of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio from mid-adulthood to old age, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 73, 111-116 [DOI].


    Stafford M, Bendayan R, Tymoszuk U, & Kuh D (2017), Social support from the closest person and sleep quality in later life: evidence from a British birth cohort study, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 98, 1-9 [DOI].


    Makaronidis M, Neilson S, Cheung WH, Tymoszuk U, Pucci A, Finer N, Doyle J, Hashemi M, Elkalaawy M, Adamo M, Jenkinson A, & Batterham RL (2016), Reported appetite, taste and smell changes following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy: effect of gender, type 2 diabetes and relationship to post-operative weight loss, Appetite, 107, 93-105 [DOI].

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