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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
Office
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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 16 - 30 of 35 in total

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

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

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

      Cara L. Booker

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

      Cara L. Booker and Stephen Pudney

    6. Understanding alcohol consumption in a family context

      Cara L. Booker

    7. Labour force sequences, unemployment spells and their effect on subjective well-being set points

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Well Being
    8. Do unhappy adolescents become less happy adolescents?

      Cara L. Booker, Amanda Sacker, Yvonne Kelly, et al.

    9. Psychological well-being and reactions to multiple unemployment events: adaptation or sensitisation?

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

      1. Unemployment
      2. Well Being
    10. Well-being in adolescence - an association with health-related behaviours

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

    11. Implementing the biosocial component of Understanding Society – nurse collection of biomeasures

      Stephanie L. McFall, Cara L. Booker, Jonathan Burton, et al.

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Health
      3. Biology
    12. Happiness and health-related behaviours in adolescence

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

      1. Young People
      2. Well Being
      3. Health
    13. Limiting long-term illness and subjective well-being in families

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

      1. Households
      2. Well Being
      3. Health
      4. Caregiving
    14. Health over the life course: associations between age, employment status and well-being

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

      1. Labour Market
      2. Health
      3. Life Course Analysis
    15. The Facebook generation: youths screen-based media use and well-being

      Alexandra J. Skew, Amanda Sacker, Yvonne Kelly, et al.


    Media

    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 41 in total

    1. Social media negatively affects teen girls more than boys

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

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

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

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

    6. Phones 'need health warnings'

    7. Smartphones should come with warnings, says report

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

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

    10. Caring for the elderly

    11. Drink rethink

    12. Junk food and fizzy drinks cause children to be TWICE as unhappy as their healthier counterparts

    13. Suffolk: obesity related health conditions soar

    14. A healthy teenager is a happy teenager

    15. Teens junking healthy lifestyle kiss happiness away


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