Investigating the relationship between depression, obesity and school performance: using causal inference

Prakashini Banka

Trinity College Dublin

Sonam Prakashini Banka is a PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Her research focuses on the evaluation of school-based interventions in Ireland, and causal relationship between depression, obesity and poor school performance among disadvantaged children. Sonam currently works as a teaching fellow in the School, mainly teaching statistics and SPSS. She is also a psychology lecturer at Dublin Business School.


Background: Despite the recent emergence of literature establishing the prevalence of childhood depression, research has failed to provide insight in its concomitant factors. While depression in adults has been associated with... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Prakashini Banka (Trinity College Dublin)
  2. Katy Tobin (Trinity College Dublin)
  3. Jan De Vries (Trinity College Dublin)
  4. Arnab Bhattacharya (Trinity College Dublin)
  5. Prof. Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin)

Topic Area

Topics: Children's Healthcare


CH1 » Children's Healthcare 1 (10:30 - Wednesday, 9th November, Seminar Room 0.30)

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