Current Research Projects

  • 2000 Stories

    2000 Stories is a long-term study of the health of 2000 Victorian students who were in Year 9 in 1992.

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    Adolescent Friendly Children's Hospital

    A report commissioned by the RCH about the provision of healthcare to adolescents at the hospital.

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    Australian Temperament Project - Adolescent and Young Adult Follow-up

    This stage of the Australian Temperament Project aims to examine patterns of behaviour through adolescence and young adulthood and relate these to characteristics in infancy and childhood.

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    CATS Study: The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study

    The CATS study is a new and unique longitudinal study of children in metropolitan Melbourne as they approach adolescence. The study began in 2012 and is following over 1200 children from grade 3 (8-9 years of age). It covers the experiences of children and their families, their changing social context as they move into secondary school and the biological changes of puberty.

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    Communities that Care Australia

    Communities That Care is a facilitated process that uses community training and technical resources to promote the healthy development of children and young people.

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    Eating Disorders Research Program

     The Eating Disorders Research Program conducts projects that identify treatment options that give the best chance for recovery from anorexia and restrictive eating disorders.

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    Evidence-based planning for adolescent-friendly cancer services

    This study aims to provide preliminary information about the experiences and needs of adolescents with cancer.

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    Health and wellbeing after treatment for cancer

    Psychosocial wellbeing, health care usage and unmet needs of survivors of childhood cancer and their parents

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    International Youth Development Study

    The International Youth Development Study (IYDS) is a long-term study that looks at the development of healthy and problem behaviours among young people in the state of Victoria, Australia and the state of Washington, United States.

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    Mortality After Release from Incarcertaion Consortium (MARIC) study

    The MARIC study is a consortium of 21 longitudinal studies from around the world, each of which has examined mortality in people after they have been released from incarceration (which includes both prison and jail in the USA).

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    Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA)

    OYPRA has developed a program of research to build Australian evidence of the benefits of outdoor and nature-based programs for young people

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    Staying Fit

    Staying Fit is a trial of an online weight management program to encourage overweight adolescents to make healthy food choices and increase physical activity.

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    The Lancet Commission

    A collaborative project that is considering the actions possible for adolescent health across the globe. Its intention is to delineate the major adolescent health needs for all countries and the priority actions for investment in adolescent health globally.

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