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Professor Michaela Benzeval Director, Understanding Society, University of Essex

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mjbenz@essex.ac.uk
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01206 873983
Office
2N2.5A.12

Michaela is Professor of Longitudinal Research and the Director and Principal Investigator of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Before joining ISER, Michaela was a Programme Leader, and Research Project Director of the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow. She has also worked at Queen Mary University of London, East London and City Health Authority, the London School of Economics and the King’s Fund. Michaela studied economics at the University of Bath, and health policy and epidemiology, as well as a PGCAP, at the University of London, and gained her PhD, on income and health, from the University of Glasgow.

My profiles are on Google Scholar here, ResearchGate here and my Orchid page is here.

Research Interests

  • Social inequalities in health at different life stages
  • The underlying social, biological , behavioural and psychological mechanisms that link people’s social and economic circumstances with health over their life course
  • The role of macro contexts, particularly the policy environment, in shaping the links between people’s lives and their health
  • Methodological challenges of measuring health in longitudinal social surveys

In addition to Understanding Society, Michaela's current research grants include:

 

 


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    Publications

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    1. The use of new technologies to measure socio-economic and environmental concepts in longitudinal studies

      Annette Jäckle, Alessandra Gaia, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Science And Technology
      3. Survey Methodology
      4. Surveys
    2. Mixing modes and measurement methods in longitudinal studies

      Annette Jäckle, Alessandra Gaia, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Information And Communication Technologies
      2. Science And Technology
      3. Economics
      4. Survey Methodology
      5. Surveys
    3. A guide to the biomarker data in the CLOSER studies. A catalogue across cohort and longitudinal studies

      Milagros Ruiz, Michaela Benzeval, and Meena Kumari

      1. Science And Technology
      2. Health
      3. Surveys
      4. Biology
    4. The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: a longitudinal analysis

      Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, Shamit Saggar, et al.

      1. Crime And Justice
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
      4. Societies
      5. Health
      6. Social Behaviour
      7. Social Psychology
      8. Race Relations
    5. How does money influence health? - report

      Michaela Benzeval, Lyndal Bond, Mhairi Campbell, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Health
    6. How does money influence health? - summary

      Michaela Benzeval, Lyndal Bond, Mhairi Campbell, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Health
    7. Is socioeconomic status associated with biological aging, as measured by telomere length?

      Tony Robertson, G. David Batty, Geoff Der, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Health

    Media

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    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. How to fix health by looking upstream: 5 must-reads

    7. How your blood may predict your future health

    8. Healthy and unhealthy connections: our biology influences our health and lives, while the environments in which we live alter our biology

    9. Teenagers less likely to take up smoking

    10. UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

    11. UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

    12. UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

    13. UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

    14. UK tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

    15. How does money influence health?


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