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Dr Cara Booker Research Fellow and Acting Graduate Director, University of Essex

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Email
cbooker@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873026
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2N2.4.21 (level 4)
Curriculum vitae

Graduate Studies

  • Paul Clarke is Director, Cara is Deputy Director, and Janice Webb is Administrator of Graduate Studies
  • Please follow this link to find out about PhD study at ISER

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial determinants and risk factors of health across the life-course
  • Social inequalities in health-related behaviours and well-being among adolescents
  • Early life events and resilience in adulthood
  • Psychosocial and physiological determinants of subjective well-being across the life-course

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 29 in total

    1. Gender differences in the associations between age trends of social media interaction and well-being among 10-15 year olds in the UK

      Cara L. Booker, Yvonne J. Kelly, and Amanda Sacker

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Social Networks
      3. Psychology
      4. Time Use
      5. Young People
      6. Well Being
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Social Behaviour
    2. Sexual orientation health inequality: evidence from Understanding Society, the UK Longitudinal Household Study

      Cara L. Booker, Gerulf Rieger, and Jennifer B. Unger

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Disability
      3. Psychology
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
    3. De-standardization and gender convergence in work–family life courses in Great Britain: a multi-channel sequence analysis

      Anne McMunn, Rebecca Lacey, Diana Worts, et al.

      1. Social Change
      2. Life Course Analysis
    4. Screen time and young people

      Cara L. Booker

    5. Work-family life courses and markers of stress and inflammation in mid-life: evidence from the National Child Development Study

      Rebecca E. Lacey, Amanda Sacker, Meena Kumari, et al.

      1. Medicine
      2. Health
      3. Life Course Analysis
      4. Biology
    6. Cumulative disadvantage, employment–marriage, and health inequalities among American and British mothers

      Peggy McDonough, Diana Worts, Cara L. Booker, et al.

      1. Labour Market
      2. Family Formation And Dissolution
      3. Health
      4. Life Course Analysis
    7. Longitudinal associations between social website use and happiness in young people

      Cara L. Booker, Amanda Sacker, and Yvonne Kelly

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Young People
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
    8. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 7: Results from Methodological Experiments

      Annelies G. Blom, Jonathan Burton, Cara L. Booker, et al.

    9. Media use, sports participation, and well-being in adolescence: cross-sectional findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Cara L. Booker, Alexandra J. Skew, Yvonne J. Kelly, et al.

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Young People
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
      5. Sport
    10. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 6: results from methodological experiments

      Nick Allum, Katrin Auspurg, Margaret Blake, et al.

    11. Understanding alcohol consumption in a family content -conference paper abstract-

      Cara L. Booker

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Young People
      3. Health
    12. In sickness and in health? Comorbidity in older couples -conference paper abstract-

      Cara L. Booker and Stephen Pudney

      1. Older People
      2. Health
      3. Life Course Analysis
    13. Well-being in adolescence - an association with health-related behaviors: findings from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Cara L. Booker, Alexandra J. Skew, Amanda Sacker, et al.

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Young People
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
    14. In sickness and in health? Comorbidity in older couples

      Cara L. Booker and Stephen Pudney

    15. Understanding alcohol consumption in a family context

      Cara L. Booker


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 31 in total

    1. Guest blog: Taking time out to go Scroll Free

    2. Social media use diminishes well-being of teenage girls

    3. Massive rise in children's use of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with 1 in 8 using social media for THREE HOURS a day

    4. Social media ‘negatively affects adolescent girls more than boys’

    5. Essex research shows girls using social media are unhappier

    6. Social media negatively affects teen girls more than boys

    7. Too much social media at age 10 may make for unhappy teen girls

    8. Calling time on a life of likes could be key to girls’ happiness

    9. Social media use at age 10 could reduce wellbeing of adolescent girls

    10. Out of work again? The psychological impacts of repeated unemployment

    11. Phones 'need health warnings'

    12. Smartphones should come with warnings, says report

    13. Tech companies urged to protect the young from dangers of excessive screen time

    14. Tech companies urged to protect young from dangers of excessive screen time

    15. Caring for the elderly


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