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Dr Amanda Hughes Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

Email
ah16942@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873788
Office
2N2.5A.17

As part of the Understanding Society Biomarkers team, I am using biomarker data to investigate links between the social environment and health.

Research interests:

Social and lifecourse epidemiology

Interactions of mental and physical health

Unemployment and health

Longitudinal analysis

Publications:

Hughes, A and Kumari, M. Age modification of the relationship between C-reactive protein and fatigue: findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS). Psychological Medicine (2017). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717002872

Associations of C-reactive protein and psychological distress are modified by antidepressants, supporting an inflammatory depression subtype: Findings from UKHLS. Brain, Behavior and Immunity (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2017.07.009

Hughes, A., McMunn, A., Bartley, M., and Kumari, M. Unemployment and inflammatory markers in England, Wales and Scotland, 1998–2012: Meta-analysis of results from 12 studies. Brain, Behavior and Immunity (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2017.03.012

Hughes, A and Kumari, M. Unemployment, underweight, and obesity: Findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS). Prev Med. 2017 Apr;97:19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.045. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

Hughes, A., McMunn, A., Bartley, M., and Kumari, M., Elevated Inflammatory Biomarkers during Unemployment: Moderating Effects of Age and Country in the United Kingdom, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015; 69:673-679 http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/02/19/jech-2014-204404.full

Hofstetter J., Hofstetter A., Hughes A. and Mayeda A., Intermittent long wavelength red light increases the period of daily locomotor activity in mice, Journal of Circadian Rhythms. 2005; 3:8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1173135

 

 

 

 


Publications

Displaying all 15 publications

  1. Unemployment affects different groups' health and weight in different ways

    Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

    1. Medicine
    2. Unemployment
    3. Well Being
    4. Health
    5. Biology
  2. Systematic underestimation of the epigenetic clock and age acceleration in older subjects

    Louis Y. El Khoury, Tyler Gorrie-Stone, Melissa Smart, et al.

    1. Older People
    2. Life Course Analysis
    3. Biology
    4. Genetics
  3. The association between self-rated health and underlying biomarker levels is modified by age, gender, and household income: evidence from Understanding Society – the UK Household Longitudinal Study

    M. Pia Chaparro, Amanda Hughes, Meena Kumari, et al.

    1. Social Groups
    2. Demography
    3. Income Dynamics
    4. Health
    5. Biology
  4. The authors reply

    Amanda Hughes, Yanchun Bao, Melissa Smart, et al.

    1. Health
    2. Life Course Analysis
    3. Social Stratification
    4. Biology
    5. Genetics
  5. Testosterone, risk, and socioeconomic position in British men: exploring causal directionality

    Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

    1. Social Stratification
    2. Biology
    3. Genetics
  6. Housing and health: new evidence using biomarker data

    Amy Clair and Amanda Hughes

    1. Well Being
    2. Health
    3. Housing Market
    4. Biology
  7. Socioeconomic position and DNA methylation age acceleration across the lifecourse

    Amanda Hughes, Melissa Smart, Tyler Gorrie-Stone, et al.

    1. Health
    2. Life Course Analysis
    3. Social Stratification
    4. Biology
    5. Genetics
  8. Leveraging DNA-methylation quantitative-trait loci to characterize the relationship between methylomic variation, gene expression, and complex traits

    Eilis Hannon, Tyler J. Gorrie-Stone, Melissa Smart, et al.

    1. Science And Technology
    2. Research
    3. Health
    4. Biology
    5. Genetics
  9. Age modification of the relationship between C-reactive protein and fatigue: findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS)

    Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

    1. Medicine
    2. Health
    3. Biology
  10. Leveraging DNA methylation quantitative trait loci to characterize the relationship between methylomic variation, gene expression and complex traits

    Eilis Hannon, Tyler J. Gorrie-Stone, Melissa Smart, et al.

    1. Science And Technology
    2. Research
    3. Health
    4. Biology
    5. Genetics
  11. Associations of C-reactive protein and psychological distress are modified by antidepressants, supporting an inflammatory depression subtype: findings from UKHLS

    Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

    1. Psychology
    2. Medicine
    3. Well Being
    4. Health
    5. Biology
  12. Unemployment and inflammatory markers in England, Wales and Scotland, 1998–2012: meta-analysis of results from 12 studies

    Amanda Hughes, Meena Kumari, Anne McMunn, et al.

    1. Medicine
    2. Unemployment
    3. Well Being
    4. Health
    5. Biology
  13. Epigenetic profiles, ageing and social position

    Amanda Hughes

    1. Older People
    2. Science And Technology
    3. Health
    4. Life Course Analysis
    5. Social Stratification
    6. Biology
    7. Genetics
  14. Unemployment, underweight, and obesity: findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS)

    Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

    1. Medicine
    2. Unemployment
    3. Well Being
    4. Health
    5. Biology
  15. Elevated inflammatory biomarkers during unemployment: modification by age and country in the UK

    Amanda Hughes, Anne McMunn, Mel Bartley, et al.

    1. Medicine
    2. Unemployment
    3. Well Being
    4. Health
    5. Biology

Media

Displaying all 7 media publications

  1. New study links housing tenure to levels of stress using biomarker data

  2. Levels of stress linked to the type of housing accommodation in UK

  3. Renters have higher levels of harmful stress markers than home owners, study finds

  4. Levels of inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure

  5. Levels of inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure

  6. Difficult childhood experiences could make us age prematurely – new research

  7. Study dispels myth of links between poverty and weight: unemployed more likely than those in work to be very thin, says report


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