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

Cbooker
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cbooker@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873026
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Curriculum vitae

Graduate Studies

  • Malcolm Brynin 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 wellbeing among adolescents
  • Social media interaction and adolescent and young adult wellbeing
  • Emerging inequalitiees
  • Parental relationships and child wellbeing

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 31 in total

    1. Are flexible work arrangements associated with lower levels of chronic stress-related biomarkers? A study of 6025 employees in the UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Tarani Chandola, Cara L. Booker, Meena Kumari, et al.

      1. Sociology Of Labour
      2. Labour Market
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
      5. Caregiving
      6. Biology
    2. Social media use and adolescent mental health: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study

      Yvonne Kelly, Afshin Zilanawala, Cara L. Booker, et al.

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Psychology
      3. Time Use
      4. Young People
      5. Well Being
      6. Health
      7. Social Behaviour
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. Screen time and young people

      Cara L. Booker

    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 7: Results from Methodological Experiments

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

    11. 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
    12. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 6: results from methodological experiments

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

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

      Cara L. Booker

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Young People
      3. Health
    14. 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
    15. 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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 38 in total

    1. Working mothers disproportionately more stressed, study claims

    2. Full-time working mothers are 40% more stressed, study finds

    3. Working moms 40% more stressed than women without kids: study

    4. Full-time working moms with two kids are highly stressed: study

    5. Working mothers ‘up to 40% more stressed’

    6. Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media

    7. Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

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

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

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

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

    12. Essex research shows girls using social media are unhappier

    13. Social media negatively affects teen girls more than boys

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

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


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