INRICH Member Profile Card

Laia Becares

University Manchester

Laia is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester working on an ESRC Future Research Leader project examining ethnic inequalities in child health and development in the UK, the US and New Zealand.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 4721

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Mailing Address: School of Social Sciences, Humanities Bridgeford St Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL

Current research interests
Racism and discrimination; ethnic health inequalities; social determinants of health; neighbourhood effects.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Stress and allostatic load. Intergenerational influences. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Multi-level studies - Society, Family & Individual. Root cause analysis to inform policy change.

Selected publications

Bécares, L., Nazroo, J., Jackson, J., & Heuvelman, H. (2012). Ethnic density effects on health and experienced racism among Caribbean people in the US and England: A cross-national comparison. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), 2107-2115. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.03.046

Kelly, Y., Becares, L., & Nazroo, J. (2012). Associations between maternal experiences of racism and early child health and development: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(1), 35-41. doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200814