Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing

Publications

Professor Charles Watters

Articles

Jugert, P, Rutland, A, Brown, R, Cameron, L, Nigbur, D, Watters, C, Hossain, R, Landau, A and Le Touze, D (2017) Increasing ethnic diversity moderates longitudinal effects of individual differences on friendship homophily. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 27 (5). pp. 411-423. ISSN 1052-9284

Brown, Rupert, Baysu, Gülseli, Cameron, Lindsey, Nigbur, Dennis, Rutland, Adam, Watters, Charles, Hossain, Rosa, LeTouze, Dominique and Landau, Anick (2013) Acculturation attitudes and social adjustment in British South Asian children: a longitudinal study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39 (12). pp. 1656-1667. ISSN 0146-1672

Derluyn, Ilse, Watters, Charles, Mels, Cindy and Broekaert, Eric (2012) 'We are all the same, coz exist only one earth, why the BORDER EXIST': analysis of graffiti inscriptions made by intercepted migrants on their way. Journal of Refugee Studies, 27 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0951-6328

Rutland, Adam, Cameron, Lindsey, Jugert, Philipp, Nigbur, Dennis, Brown, Rupert, Watters, Charles, Hossain, Rosa, Landau, Anick and Le Touze, Dominique (2012) Group identity and peer relations: a longitudinal study of group identity, perceived peer acceptance, and friendships amongst ethnic minority English children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 30 (2). pp. 283-302. ISSN 0261-510X

Watters, Charles (2012) Refugee and displaced children. Childhood Studies.

Warfa, Nasir, Curtis, Sarah, Watters, Charles, Carswell, Ken, Ingleby, David and Bhui, Kamaldeep (2012) Migration experiences, employment status and psychological distress among Somali immigrants: a mixed-method international study. BMC Public Health, 12. pp. 749-760. ISSN 1471-2458

Watters, Charles (2011) Education, migration and the ‘failure’ of multiculturalism. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32 (2). pp. 319-327. ISSN 0142-5692

Watters, Charles (2011) Towards a new paradigm in migrant health research: integrating entitlement, access and appropriateness. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 7 (3). pp. 148-159. ISSN 1747-9894

Ruiz-Casares, Mónica, Rousseau, Cécile, Derluyn, Ilse, Watters, Charles and Crépeau, François (2010) Rights and access to healthcare for undocumented children: addressing the gap between international conventions and disparate implementations in North America and Europe. Social Science and Medicine, 70 (2). pp. 329-336. ISSN 0277-9536

Watters, Charles (2010) Migrants, refugees and mental health care in Europe. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 7. pp. 21-37. ISSN 1790-1391

Nigbur, Dennis, Brown, Rupert, Cameron, Lindsey, Hossain, Rosa, Landau, Anick, Le Touze, Dominique, Rutland, Adam and Watters, Charles (2008) Acculturation, well-being and classroom behaviour among white British and British Asian primary-school children in the south–east of England: validating a child-friendly measure of acculturation attitudes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32 (6). pp. 493-504. ISSN 0147-1767

Watters, Charles (2008) Themed issue: the reception of asylum seekers in Europe. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 4 (3). p. 3. ISSN 1747-9894

Watters, Charles (2007) Refugees at Europe's borders: the moral economy of care. Transcultural Psychiatry, 44 (3). pp. 394-417. ISSN 1363-4615

Hossain, Rosa, Watters, Charles, Brown, Rupert, Cameron, Lindsey, Landau, Anick, Le Touze, Dominique, Nigbur, Dennis and Rutland, Adam (2007) Social capital, ethnicity and children's well-being: aspects of social capital in the everyday lives of British Punjabi children. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 3 (2). pp. 4-21. ISSN 1747-9894

Hossain, Rosa and Watters, Charles (2005) Refugee children at school: international perspectives on good practice. International journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 1 (1). pp. 50-51. ISSN 1747-9894

Watters, Charles and Ingleby, David (2004) Locations of care: meeting the mental health and social care needs of refugees in Europe. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 27 (6). pp. 549-570. ISSN 0160-2527

Watters, Charles (2002) Migration and mental health care in Europe: report of a preliminary mapping exercise. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 28 (1). pp. 153-172. ISSN 1369-183X

Ingleby, David and Watters, Charles (2002) Refugee children at school: good practices in mental health and social care. Eduation and Health, 20 (3). pp. 43-45. ISSN 2049-3665

Watters, Charles (2001) Emerging paradigms in the mental health care of refugees. Social Science and Medicine, 52 (11). pp. 1709-1718. ISSN 0277-9536

Silove, Derrick, Steel, Zachary and Watters, Charles (2000) Policies of deterrence and the mental health of asylum seekers. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284 (5). pp. 604-611. ISSN 0098-7484

Watters, Charles (1996) Inequalities in mental health: the inner city mental health project. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 6 (5). pp 383-394. ISSN 1052-9284


Book Sections

Watters, Charles and Derulyn, Ilse (2018) Wellbeing: refugee children’s psychosocial wellbeing and mental health. In: Bhabha, Jacqueline, Kanics, Jyothi and Senovilla-Hernandez, Daniel (eds.) Research handbook on child migration. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781786433695

Watters, Charles (2018) Geographies of aspiration and the politics of suspicion in the context of border control. In: Haas, B M and Shuman, A (eds.) Technologies of Suspicion and the Ethics of Obligation in Political Asylum. Ohio University Press, Ohio. (Accepted)

Watters, Charles (2017) Three challenges to a life course approach in global mental health: epistemic violence, temporality and forced migration. In: White, Ross G, Jain, Sumeet, Orr, David M R and Read, Ursula M (eds.) The Palgrave handbook of sociocultural perspectives on global mental health. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 237-256. ISBN 9781137395092

Watters, Charles (2017) Forced migrants: exclusion, incorporation and a moral economy of deservingness. In: Gold, Steven J and Nawyn, Stephanie J (eds.) The international handbook of migration studies, second edition. Routledge. (Accepted)

Watters, Charles (2014) Race, culture and mental health care for refugees. In: Moodley, Roy and Ocampo, Martha (eds.) Critical psychiatry and mental health: exploring the work of Suman Fernando in clinical practice. Routledge. ISBN 9781138016583

Watters, Charles (2014) Forced migrants: from the politics of displacement to a moral economy of reception. In: Gold, Steven J and Nawyn, Stephanie J (eds.) Routledge international handbook of migration studies. Routledge international handbook of migration studies . Routledge. ISBN 9781138787735

Watters, Charles (2014) Understanding the mental health care of refugees. In: Moodley, Roy and Ocampo, Martha (eds.) Critical psychiatry and mental health : exploring the work of Suman Fernando in clinical practice. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 69-78. ISBN 9780415532471

Watters, Charles (2014) Well-being of asylum-seeking and refugee children. In: Ben-Arieh, Asher, Casas, Ferran, Frones, Ivar and Korbin, Jill E (eds.) Handbook of child well-being: theories, methods and policies in global perspective. Springer Publications, Netherlands, pp. 3143-3158. ISBN 9789048190621

Watters, Charles (2012) Forced migrants: from the politics of displacement to a moral economy of reception. In: Gold, Steven J and Nawyn, Stephanie J (eds.) Routledge international handbook of migration studies. Routledge international handbooks . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415779722

Watters, Charles (2012) Mental health and illness as human rights issues: philosophical, historical and social perspectives and controversies. In: Dudley, Michael, Silove, Derrick and Gale, Fran (eds.) Mental health and human hights: vision, praxis, and courage. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199213962

Watters, Charles (2011) Children as victims of war: the moral economy of care. In: Cook, Daniel Thomas and Wall, John (eds.) Children and Armed Conflict: Cross-disciplinary Investigations. Studies in childhood and youth . Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke. ISBN 978023027443

Watters, Charles and et al., (2009) Crossing thresholds: acculturation and social capital in British Asian children. In: Wetherall, Margaret (ed.) Theorizing identities and social action. Identity studies in the social sciences . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 198-217. ISBN 9780230580886

Watters, Charles, Hossein, R, Brown, R and Rutland, A (2009) Acculturation and social capital in British Asian children. In: Wetherall, Margaret (ed.) Theorizing Identities and Social Action. Identity Studies in the Social Sciences . Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230580886

Reports and working papers

Shimmin, Penny, Watters, Charles and Osborn, Dan (2018) Open spaces for health: concluding report. Project Report. Sussex Community Development Association.

Aspinall, Peter and Watters, Charles (2010) Refugees and asylum seekers: a review from an equality and human rights perspective. Project Report. Equality and Human Rights Commission, Manchester, UK.

Aspinall, Peter and Watters, Charles (2010) Research report 52 - Refugees and asylum seekers: a review from an equality and human rights perspective. Project Report. Equality and Human Rights Commission, Manchester.

Brown, Rupert, Watters, Charles and Rutland, Adam (2007) Identities in transition: a longitudinal study of immigrant children. Project Report. Economic and Social Research Council.

Watters, Charles and Ingleby, David (2003) Good practice in mental health and social care for refugees and Asylum seekers. Project Report. The European Commission.

Watters, Charles (2001) Evaluation report on the breathing space project - an innovative mental health project for refugees and asylum seekers. Project Report. Springer Science and Business Media.

Dr Laia Becares

Articles

Thayer, Zaneta, Becares, Laia and Carr, Polly Atatoa (2019) Maternal experiences of ethnic discrimination and subsequent birth outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand. BMC Public Health, 19 (1). a1271. ISSN 1471-2458

Priest, N, Kavanagh, A, Becares, L and King, T (2019) Cumulative effects of bullying and racial discrimination on adolescent health in Australia. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. ISSN 0022-1465 (Accepted)

Zilanawala, Afshin, Becares, Laia and Benner, Apriele (2019) Race/ethnic inequalities in early adolescent development in the United Kingdom and United States. Demographic Research, 40 (6). pp. 121-154. ISSN 1435-9871

Godhwani, Simran, Jivraj, Stephen, Marshall, Alan and Bécares, Laia (2019) Comparing subjective and objective neighbourhood deprivation and their association with health over time among older adults in England. Health and Place, 55. pp. 51-58. ISSN 1353-8292

Nazroo, James, Zilanawala, Afshin, Chen, Meichu, Bécares, Laia, Davis-Kean, Pamela, Jackson, James S, Kelly, Yvonne, Panico, Lidia and Sacker, Amanda (2018) Socioemotional wellbeing of mixed race/ethnic children in the UK and US: patterns and mechanisms. SSM - Population Health, 5. pp. 147-159. ISSN 2352-8273

Schofield, Peter, Thygesen, Malene, Das-Munshi, Jayati, Bécares, Laia, Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth, Agerbo, Esben and Pedersen, Carsten (2018) Neighbourhood ethnic density and psychosis — is there a difference according to generation? Schizophrenia Research, 195. pp. 501-505. ISSN 09209964

Almeida, Joanna, Bécares, Laia, Erbetta, Kristin, Bettegowda, Vani R and Ahluwalia, Indu B (2018) Racial/ethnic inequities in low birth weight and preterm birth: the role of multiple forms of stress. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22 (8). pp. 1154-1163. ISSN 1092-7875

Bécares, Laia, Dewey, Michael E and Das-Munshi, Jayati (2017) Ethnic density effects for adult mental health: systematic review and meta-analysis of international studies. Psychological Medicine, 48 (12). pp. 2054-2072. ISSN 0033-2917

Zhang, Nan, Beauregard, Jennifer L, Kramer, Michael R and Bécares, Laia (2017) Neighbourhood ethnic density effects on behavioural and cognitive problems among young racial/ethnic minority children in the US and England: a cross-national comparison. Population Research and Policy Review, 36 (5). pp. 761-804. ISSN 0167-5923

Schofield, Peter, Thygesen, Malene, Das-Munshi, Jay, Bécares, Laia, Cantor-Graae, Elizabeth, Pedersen, Carsten and Agerbo, Esben (2017) Ethnic density, urbanicity and psychosis risk for migrant groups – a population cohort study. Schizophrenia Research, 190. pp. 82-87. ISSN 09209964

Bécares, Laia and Zhang, Nan (2017) Perceived interpersonal discrimination and older women’s mental health: accumulation across domains, attributions, and time. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187 (5). pp. 924-932. ISSN 0002-9262

Webb, Elizabeth, Panico, Lidia, Bécares, Laia, McMunn, Anne, Kelly, Yvonne and Sacker, Amanda (2017) The inter-relationship of adolescent unhappiness and parental mental distress. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60 (2). pp. 196-203. ISSN 1054-139X

Lorant, Vincent, Soto Rojas, Victoria, Bécares, Laia, Kinnunen, Jaana M, Kuipers, Mirte A G, Moor, Irene, Roscillo, Gaetano, Alves, Joana, Grard, Adeline, Rimpelä, Arja, Federico, Bruno, Richter, Matthias, Perelman, Julian and Kunst, Anton E (2016) A social network analysis of substance use among immigrant adolescents in six European cities. Social Science and Medicine, 169. pp. 58-65. ISSN 0277-9536

Sanchez-Vaznaugh, E V, Bécares, L, Sallis, J F and Sánchez, B N (2016) Active school transport and fast food intake: are there racial and ethnic differences? Preventive Medicine, 91. pp. 281-286. ISSN 0091-7435

Schofield, P, Das-Munshi, J, Bécares, L, Morgan, C, Bhavsar, V, Hotopf, M and Hatch, S L (2016) Minority status and mental distress: a comparison of group density effects. Psychological Medicine, 46 (14). pp. 3051-3059. ISSN 0033-2917

Bécares, Laia and Atatoa-Carr, Polly (2016) The association between maternal and partner experienced racial discrimination and prenatal perceived stress, prenatal and postnatal depression: findings from the growing up in New Zealand cohort study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15 (155). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1475-9276

Priest, Naomi, King, Tania, Bécares, Laia and Kavanagh, Anne M (2016) Bullying victimization and racial discrimination among Australian children. American Journal of Public Health, 106 (10). pp. 1882-1884. ISSN 0090-0036

Zhang, Nan, Bécares, Laia and Chandola, Tarani (2016) Patterns and determinants of double-burden of malnutrition among rural children: evidence from China. PLoS ONE, 11 (7). ISSN 1932-6203

Wallace, Stephanie, Nazroo, James and Bécares, Laia (2016) Cumulative effect of racial discrimination on the mental health of ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom. American Journal of Public Health, 106 (7). pp. 1294-1300. ISSN 0090-0036

Zhang, Nan, Chandola, Tarani, Bécares, Laia and Callery, Peter (2016) Parental migration, intergenerational obligations and the paradox for left-behind boys in rural China. Asian Population Studies, 12 (1). pp. 68-87. ISSN 1744-1730

Bécares, Laia, Kelly, Yvonne, Montgomery, Scott and Sacker, Amanda (2016) Bi-directional relationships between body mass index and height from three to seven years of age: an analysis of children in the United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 7 (1). ISSN 1757-9597

Zhang, Nan, Bécares, Laia and Chandola, Tarani (2015) A multilevel analysis of the relationship between parental migration and left-behind children’s macronutrient intakes in rural China. Public Health Nutrition, 19 (11). pp. 1913-1927. ISSN 1368-9800

Zhang, Nan, Bécares, Laia, Chandola, Tarani and Callery, Peter (2015) Intergenerational differences in beliefs about healthy eating among carers of left-behind children in rural China: a qualitative study. Appetite, 95. pp. 484-491. ISSN 0195-6663

Bécares, Laia and Priest, Naomi (2015) Understanding the influence of race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Class on Inequalities in Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes among Eighth-Grade Students: Findings from an Intersectionality Approach. PLoS ONE, 10 (109). ISSN 1932-6203

Bécares, Laia, Nazroo, James and Kelly, Yvonne (2015) A longitudinal examination of maternal, family, and area-level experiences of racism on children's socioemotional development: patterns and possible explanations. Social Science & Medicine, 142. pp. 128-135. ISSN 0277-9536

Zhang, Nan, Bécares, Laia and Chandola, Tarani (2015) Does the timing of parental migration matter for child growth? A life course study on left-behind children in rural China. BMC Public Health, 15 (966). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1471-2458

Bécares, Laia, Nazroo, James and Jackson, James (2014) Ethnic density and depressive symptoms among African Americans: threshold and differential effects across social and demographic subgroups. American Journal of Public Health, 104 (12). ISSN 0090-0036

Bécares, Laia (2014) Ethnic density effects on psychological distress among Latino ethnic groups: an examination of hypothesized pathways. Health & Place, 30. pp. 177-186. ISSN 1353-8292

Becares, Laia (2014) Ethnic density effects on psychotic symptomatology among Latino ethnic groups: an examination of hypothesized pathways. Health and Place, 30. pp. 177-186. ISSN 1353-8292

Morrison, Joana, Pons-Vigués, Mariona, Bécares, Laia, Burström, Bo, Gandarillas, Ana, Domínguez-Berjón, Felicitas, Diez, Èlia, Costa, Giuseppe, Ruiz, Milagros, Pikhart, Hynek, Marinacci, Chiara, Hoffmann, Rasmus, Santana, Paula and Borrell, Carme (2014) Health inequalities in European cities: perceptions and beliefs among local policymakers. BMJ Open, 4 (5). e004454. ISSN 2044-6055

Panico, Lidia, Bécares, Laia and Webb, Elizabeth Alice (2014) Exploring household dynamics: the reciprocal effects of parent and child characteristics. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 5 (1). pp. 42-55. ISSN 1757-9597


Book Sections

Nazroo, James and Bécares, Laia (2017) Islamophobia, racism and health. In: Elahi, Farah and Khan, Omar (eds.) Islamophobia: Still a challenge for us all. Runnymede, London, pp. 31-36. ISBN 9781909546257

Bécares, Laia and Nazroo, James (2015) Social capital, ethnic density and mental health among ethnic minority people in England: a mixed-methods study. In: Li, Yaojun (ed.) Handbook of research methods and applications on social capital. Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 242-261. ISBN 9780857935847

Bécares, Laia (2015) Which ethnic groups have the poorest health? In: Jivraj, Stephen and Simpson, Ludi (eds.) Ethnic identity and inequality in Britain: the dynamics of diversity. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9781447321811

Karlsen, Saffron, Roth, Marilyn and Bécares, Laia (2014) Racism, health and healthcare. In: Cockerham, William C, Dingwall, Robert and Quah, Stella (eds.) Wiley-Encyclopaedia of health, illness, behaviour and society. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences . John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9781444330762