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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

 

 

 

 


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    Publications

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    1. 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. Genetics
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. Unemployment, underweight, and obesity: findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS)

      Amanda Hughes and Meena Kumari

      1. Medicine
      2. Unemployment
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
    8. 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

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

    2. 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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