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

Cbooker
Email
cbooker@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873026
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2N2.4.24
Curriculum vitae

Graduate Studies

  • Cara is 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

Follow Cara on Twitter @cara_booker


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 33 in total

    1. The mental health impact of COVID-19 and pandemic related stressors among adults in the UK

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

      1. Psychology
      2. Households
      3. Public Policy
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Covid 19
    2. Briefing note COVID-19 survey: health and caring

      Michaela Benzeval, Cara L. Booker, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Public Policy
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Social Stratification
      7. Caregiving
      8. Covid 19
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Screen time and young people

      Cara L. Booker

    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 7: Results from Methodological Experiments

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

    13. 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
    14. Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 6: results from methodological experiments

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

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

      Cara L. Booker

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

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 41 in total

    1. Britons with life-threatening conditions denied care during pandemic

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Public Policy
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Social Stratification
      7. Caregiving
      8. Covid 19
    2. The health impact of the pandemic: NHS hospital treatments for long-term health conditions fall by over 60% in April

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Public Policy
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Social Stratification
      7. Caregiving
      8. Covid 19
    3. 60% of cancer patients miss treatment during first month of the pandemic

      1. Psychology
      2. Demography
      3. Public Policy
      4. Well Being
      5. Health
      6. Social Stratification
      7. Caregiving
      8. Covid 19
    4. Working mothers disproportionately more stressed, study claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15. Essex research shows girls using social media are unhappier


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