Professor Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Manchester and Co-Director, National Centre for Research Methods, UK will give a seminar on the 19 April 2017. His expertise and current research is related to biosocial research methods, including work and stress-related biomarkers, retirement and stress/health. He is also involved in a newly funded ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial research with University of Manchester, UCL and University of Essex.
Professor Chandola will be using data from the UK-Household Longitudinal Study, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Whitehall II study to discuss how working conditions affects physiological stress responses and how our physiological stress response is modified by socio-economic position. He will be examining measures of hair and salivary cortisol, as well as cumulative physiological wear and tear (allostatic load) to see how transitions in and out of poor quality work affects these measures.