Dr. Cara Booker is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Dr. Booker is a social epidemiologist whose research interest is on the drivers of social inequalities in adolescent mental health, well-being and health related behaviours. She has published several papers on digital technology and adolescent mental health. Another avenue of research is on health inequalities of sexual minorities. Dr. Booker has extensive experience using and analysing large cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data including Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study and its predecessor the British Household Panel Survey, both of which are housed and managed by researchers at ISER. She has worked with the Government Equalities Office to analyse their National LGBT Survey and with the Colchester Borough Council to develop a report on the drivers of inequalities in North Essex.