Joan Aiken

    Ms Joan Aiken

    Postgraduate research student

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    Research Interests

    Biological markers of childhood adversity

    Whilst the evidence for childhood trauma conferring a higher risk of adulthood ill health is robust, the biological mechanisms mediating this association remain largely unknown. Greater knowledge of the interplay between early adverse circumstances and developing biological systems offers an opportunity to devise interventions that circumvent the negative impact afforded by adversity on these systems. With this view, my PhD research will utilise a biodevelopmental framework to further elucidate the antecedents and causal pathways that lead to disparities in lifelong health. 

    Primary supervisor: Dr Teresa Rushe

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