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Laura J Brown

  • Demography
  • PhD Student
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Laura J's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 3Followers

Research interests

infant feedingparental investmentlactationenvironmental perceptionenvironmental qualityhealth inequalitieslife history theoryhuman behavioural ecologybreastfeeding

About

Using large UK datatsets, I am exploring socioeconomic differentials in breastfeeding behaviour and am particularly interested in associations with environmental quality. I am interested in comparing objective and subjective measures of both the physical and sociocultural environment as well as seeing how these aspects interact to affect womens' infant feeding choices, and whether environmental experience explains socioeconomic differentials in breastfeeding behaviour in the UK. A secondary objective of my work is to explore whether breastfeeding clusters together with other demographic traits such as age at first birth and fertility. My current research is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and my Masters was funded by the ESRC in conjunction with the Population Investigation Committee.

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Recent publications

  • Are mothers less likely to breastfeed in harsh environments? Physical environmental quality and breastfeeding in the Born in Bradford Study

    • Brown L
    • Sear R
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  • Using behavioural insights to increase HIV self-sampling kit returns: a randomized controlled text message trial to improve England's HIV self-sampling service

    • Brown L
    • Tan K
    • Guerra L
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Professional experience

PhD Student

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

September 2014 - Present

Education

MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

September 2013 - September 2014(a year)

BSc Biological Anthropology

University of Kent

September 2006 - September 2009(3 years)