Author Archives: Aixa Aleman-Diaz

2016 EiP Conference – 8-10 December – one more year of fruitful collaboration


Our centre is once again working with the Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (EiP), the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to co-organise EiP’s annual adolescent pediatrics conference. This event will take place from the 8th – 10th December 2016 at Church House Conference Centre in London. The conference will feature around 70 speakers and over 100 sessions in 5 parallel tracks covering: Pediatrics, Neonatology / Early Life Pediatrics, Adolescents Medicine, Health Policy, and Professional Development. The conference is applying to be accredited by the European Accreditation Council […]

Prof Gerry Humphris makes the news in Scotland


Our co-Director, Professor Gerry Humpris, made the news with his collaborative work to develop a revolutionary “mobile health buddy” app to help people quit smoking. Check out the press release below: Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary “mobile health buddy” app to help people quit smoking. Unlike other health apps, the project brings together statistical modelling, behavioural psychology, self-tracking, and computer science. In the coming weeks the St Andrews team in partnership with GP Dr […]

Online consultation with young people: What influences your health?


We are working with the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study to incorporate the voice of young people in their next HBSC survey that will take place in 2017/18. If you are a young person between the ages of 11 and 17, please complete the short online survey below to let us know about the areas of health that you think HBSC should research. Your answers are really important and we are very grateful to you for taking the time to […]

Adolescent Mental Wellbeing Seminar – Status of the Nordic Region


The seminar takes place on Tuesday, 14 June at 13:30 at Konferens Spårvagnshallarna in Stockholm, Sweden. Speakers include Jo Inchley, HBSC International Coordinator and representatives from the HBSC teams in Denmark (Pernille Due), Finland (Raili Välimaa), Norway (Torbjørn Torsheim), and Sweden (Curth Hagquist). Discussions will be led by Sven Bremberg, Public Health Agency of Sweden. Further news will be published after the event. Programme 13:30 Welcome remarks (Petra Löfstedt) 13:35 Mental Health Policy in Sweden (Kerstin Evelius) 13:45 International findings of the […]

Seminar on adolescent mental wellbeing in the European Nordic Region


We have been working with colleagues from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Sweden based at the Public Health Agency of Sweden on the development of a seminar entitled ‘Adolescent Mental Wellbeing: Status of the Nordic Region.’ This event marks the culmination of a series of seminars to understand recent trends in declining mental health amongst Swedish youth (see Related materials below). The seminar took place on Tuesday, 14 June at 13:30 at Konferens Spårvagnshallarna in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

2015 EiP Conference starts today


Today marks the start of the 2015 Excellence in Pediatrics Institute conference at Church House Conference Centre in London. This year the WHO CC has been a co-organiser along with the HBSC International Coordinating Centre and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.This event runs until 12 December 2015 and features a number of internationally renowned Faculty, including 23 HBSC speakers and another 23 HBSC accepted scientific abstracts. Follow us on Twitter to learn more about the interesting topics that are being discussed during the […]