Author Archives: Karen Hunter

Collaboration with Excellence in Pediatrics Institute, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), and the Leadership Foundation on 2015 EiP Conference


The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), an international alliance of researchers across 44 countries in Europe and North America will be revealing analysis of its trend data at the 2015 conference. The survey has been collecting primary data since 1983 from over a million 11, -13 and 15 year old boys and girls on all aspects of their health and well being, social environments and health behaviors. The leading pediatric experts will then use these latest trends to offer practical […]

Mental Health Day at The High School of Dundee


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The WHO CC held two very successful events on New Psychoactive Substances (‘legal highs’)


The WHO Coordinating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policy held two very successful events. The first of these events was an educational session with Professor Fabrizio Schifano presenting. The second was a roundtable workshop session. The title of this was New Psychoactive Substances (‘legal highs’) and young people: what’s the story? This event was attended by an exciting group of individuals which included pupils from The High School of Dundee, Madras and St Leonards, university students, guidance teachers, researchers, […]

What are New Psychoactive Substances (‘Legal Highs’)?


Professor Fabrizio Schifano University of Hertfordshire When:                 Monday 27 October 2014 9:30-10:30 Where:                School of Mathematics and Statistics Lecture Theatre C North Haugh Hosted by:  WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policy Sponsored by: the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit and Student Services

Roundtable discussion on Legal Highs


Seminar room 2,  invited guests only.

What are New Psychoactive Substances (‘Legal Highs’)?


The WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy will shortly be holding an event.  What are New Psychoactive Substances (‘Legal Highs’)? Guest speaker: Professor Fabrizio Schifano from the University of Hertfordshire.  This event will be held on Monday 27 October, 9.30-10.30am.  Lecture Theatre C, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews.

Does the involvement of children and young people improve programme effectiveness?  


The WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy has embarked on a systematic review which aims to summarise the scientific evidence base on the benefits of involving children and young people in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes aiming to secure health and its related outcomes. The objectives of this project are to: describe the range of theoretical perspectives available to develop appropriate logic models that can help to make explicit pathways to health and wellbeing; […]

Violence Prevention – Policy, Practice and Avocacy


This event was organised by the University of St Andrews Medical School in collaboration with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and the Social Dimensions of Health Institute.  It was also organised in partnership with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy, which was formally launched in April 2014. March 25 2014 8.30am – 6pm. Delegate Pack March  

WHO Inaugural Event


How violence influences young people  

Inaugural event


The WHO CC will be holding their inaugural event, How violence influences young people: three perspectives.  This event will be held on Thursday 24 April 2014, 2-5pm followed by a wine reception, Seminar room 2, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.