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

Cbooker
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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

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 16 - 30 of 33 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. In sickness and in health? Comorbidity in older couples

      Cara L. Booker and Stephen Pudney

    4. Understanding alcohol consumption in a family context

      Cara L. Booker

    5. 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
    6. Do unhappy adolescents become less happy adolescents?

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

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

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

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

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

    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. The Facebook generation: youths screen-based media use and well-being

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

    14. Chronic illness and subjective well-being of family members -conference paper abstract-

      Cara L. Booker and Amanda Sacker

      1. Well Being
      2. Health
    15. Maximising the return from cohort studies

      Alistair Leyland, I. White, S. Harding, et al.

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. 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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