30 Minute Talks on Research: Time for Joy

The Surprising Ways in Which Time Matters for Your Health

  • Wed 9 Mar 22

    13:00 - 13:30

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Boróka Bó

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Contact details

    Claire Hudson

Dr Bó uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to study how time matters for health. Her work shows that dissimilar groups of people living in different locations and circumstances experience time very differently, with differing well-being consequences. Socioeconomic circumstances even shape how children’s time is managed, both in their families and in schools. By the end of her talk, you will learn that time is more than just a resource to be tracked. We make time, but at the same time, time also makes us who we are. In other words, we live in time while making time together. This makes time a jointly co-constructed social and individual experience. This means that not having enough time is contagious. This matters because when we catch time poverty, we lose the ability to grieve and love and to be fully present in the lives of those we care about.

This talk will follow a talk at 1pm with Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou from the Department of Sociology

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A lecture being held in the Ivor Crewe building, University of Essex, with students listening.
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This series of talks is open to students and staff within the Faculty of Social Science and is a chance to find out about the varied and exciting areas of research that are being conducted by research staff within the University of Essex. You’re invited to register for all events, or individual talks that may interest you, and there may be a chance in some talks to ask questions at the end of the session.

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