Author Archives: Aixa Aleman-Diaz

Job opportunity at our centre

Our centre at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine is seeking a Research Officer. This is a 1-year position suitable for an early career researcher with a particular interest in child and adolescent health policy. The post provides the opportunity to contribute to production of the HBSC 2017/18 International Report and development of the new WHO European Child and Adolescent Health Strategy. Further particulars are attached and additional information is available on the University website: Closing date: […]

University of Dundee and University of St Andrews to launch a programme on integrated services to tackle youth homelessness in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) announced on 7 January 2019 that a joint programme between the University of Dundee’s Dental Health Services Research Unit and the University of St Andrews’ WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy has been funded in their 2018 call on Cooperation and Interdependence programme series. The successful bid ‘Helping young people feel at home in Scotland: Building Collaborative and Integrated Services for Youth Homeless through a Reflexive Mapping Approach for Health […]

Further action needed to realise full health potential of European children and adolescents

A health policy article, authored by our centre’s Policy Advisor and colleagues, has been published in The Lancet. The article entitled Child and adolescent health in Europe: monitoring implementation of policies and provision of services assesses the situation in the WHO European Region by summarizing national gains and highlighting areas for further action. It is based on the WHO progress report “Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe”. Key findings include: Childhood obesity and the mental health of adolescents […]

Teen Health Week (18-24 March 2018)

Sunday, 18 March marks the start of Teen Health Week!!! Teen Health Week (THW) aims to raise awareness of the unique health issues facing young people. 2018 marks the first time the movement that began in Pennsylvania USA two years ago is going global…bringing together young people across the world to increase awareness of the health and wellbeing concerns of teenagers today. During Teen Health Week each day has a specific theme: Sunday, March 18: Violence Prevention Monday, March 19: Preventive Care […]

We will be participating of the HBSC Spring meeting

From 19-21 June, our Policy Advisor Aixa will be attending the @HBSCStudy spring meeting in Bergen, Norway. She will be presenting a poster on the Systematic Review on the engagement of young people in the development and implementation of programmes to secure health. Aixa will also participate of a meeting of WHO Collaborating Centres in the HBSC network, as well as the Policy Development and the Youth Participation Groups. The meeting brings together teams from 36 countries this time around […]

Our own Dr. Damien J. Williams presenting at BPS Seminar Series: Theory, methods, and impact in the field of bullying in schools

Today, Wednesday, 29 March our own Dr. Damien Williams, Lecturer in Public Health gave a talk at the BPS Seminar Series: Theory, methods, and impact in the field of bullying in schools. In this first seminar focused on Tackling bullying in schools Damien gave a talk about the Mentors in Violence Prevention in Scottish high schools (MVP). This seminar series, which consists of 3 seminars, seeks to consolidate and develop existing links between academics, policy-makers, anti-bullying charities, and education professionals with […]

Advancing the debate on adolescent health

Research Features profiled the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit at the University of St Andrews School of Medicine – this is where our centre resides. Our colleague and contributor, Dr. Jo Inchley CAHRU Acting Director, gave an engaging interview (see Research Features CAHRU Profile) on the role that CAHRU, the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and our centre have played in advancing the debate on child and adolescent health in Scotland, Europe and globally. We hope you enjoy the reading!

Our contribution to monitoring the health of European youth

In February 2017, the centre will be participating of a number of events in support of monitoring the implementation of the European strategy on child and adolescent health (herein ‘the strategy’ also see Investing in Children: the European child and adolescent health strategy 2015-2020). First, we will participate of the annual meeting of WHO Collaborative Centres focused on child and adolescent health in Edinburgh (see Events). Aixa Aleman-Diaz will then be working with colleagues at the WHO Regional Office for Europe […]

Season’s Greetings

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution.  Aristotle 2016 marks the end of our third year as a WHO Collaborative Centre. We are taking time to reflect on the activities that have taken place over the course of the year and all the marvelous connections we’ve made to advance the debate on adolescent health. Our commitment to influencing policy has never been stronger and in the past year we have increased […]

Photos from 2016 EiP in London

The 2016 conference was a successful endeavour! Here’s some of the proof