Leah Cave is a Data Analyst and PhD candidate at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia. Her PhD project is focused on racial discrimination as a social determinant of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s health.
Leah previously worked in social research and program evaluation within the community services sector, with a focus on understanding and improving the social conditions of Australian adolescents.
Associations Between Developmental Risk Profiles, Mental Disorders, and Student Absences Among Primary and Secondary Students in Australia
This study assessed if the association between mental disorders and higher student absences varies across different profiles of risk factors, and estimated the proportion of student absences associated with mental disorders. Data included responses from a nationally representative Australian survey of child and adolescent mental health.Published research Human Capability School Attendance Youth HealthDecember 2020
Racial discrimination and allostatic load among First Nations Australians: a nationally representative cross-sectional study
Increased allostatic load is linked with racial discrimination exposure, providing a mechanism for the biological embedding of racism as a psychosocial stressor. We undertook an examination of how racial discrimination interacts with socioecological, environmental, and health conditions to affect multisystem dysregulation in a First Nations population.Published research Human Capability
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