• The Adolescent Health Research Program addresses the major health problems that affect young Australians.  Our studies aim to understand the causes and consequences of these health problems and design the best strategies for preventing and treating them.  Ultimately we look to influence health care and health policy nationally and internationally.

    Areas of our research include:

    • Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety that often first arise in adolescence
    • Improving the quality of life of adolescents with chronic illnesses such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and cancer
    • Ensuring that young people receive the best possible health care in general practice and specialist settings
    • Finding responses to newer problems of substance abuse, eating disorder and obesity in young people

    Our research

    Please browse our current research. You can access our research by the following 4 methods:



    The Centre for Adolescent Health Research Groups publish numerous papers and other articles, see Published Papers.

    Student Placement Opportunities 

    We occasionally have opportunities for students to participate in research projects.
    If students are interested in a research placement at the Centre for Adolescent Health, please email Kristina Bennett on for further information.