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Adolescence and young adulthood (10-24 yrs) is a life stage
characterised by highly dynamic changes in behaviours (eg substance use) and
states (eg mental health) that influence health in adolescence, later
adulthood, and the next generation. Yet, there is often a gap between the
health issues young people present with and the health issues they experience.
The Health Services for Adolescents research group focuses
on two key areas:
We collaborate widely with different research groups,
utilise both qualitative and quantitative methods, and are multidisciplinary in
orientation. Adolescents and young adults comprise over a quarter of the
world’s population (and 32% of RCH admissions). International appreciation that
the health of adolescents has not improved as much as younger children signals
growing international interest in our work.
How well are we meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescent
and young adult (AYA) patients? The objective of the study is to use research
to inform the development of a model of care for AYAs with cancer and their
The Eating Disorders Research Program aims to improve
knowledge about effective management of anorexia nervosa and other restrictive
eating disorders in order to develop treatments that give the best chance for recovery.
On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, the Centre for Adolescent Health, hosted our inaugural Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing networking event at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.The event, titled 'Paediatrics 2040: the future of child and adolescent health services' discussed problems in the provision of quality adolescent health care including the fragmentation in adolescent health services.
Watch and read more about the event here: Paediatrics 2040: the future of child and adolescent health services
Friendly Hospital Survey
Examination of Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa
CF Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Survey
ChIPS Evaluations Project
Confidentiality with Adolescents
planning for adolescent-friendly cancer services
Air for The Kids (FAFTK)
and wellbeing after treatment for cancer
Screening in Inpatient Adolescents