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

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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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    Displaying all 2 publications

    1. 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
    2. 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


    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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