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A few of our centre staff (Professor Candace Currie, Dr Damien Williams and Aixa Y Aleman-Diaz) and collaborators (Dr. Jo Inchley, Adele Piper and Joseph Hancock) have departed the University of St Andrews and we would like to thank them for their service to our team and their contributions to making the centre what it is today. We look forward to continued collaborations with them and wish them the best in their new endeavors. Some news on their next steps: […]

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: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx 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 […]

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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 […]

UNICEF On Campus – Perspective Talks


Aixa Aleman-Diaz has been invited to take part in the first 2017 UNICEF on Campus Perspective Talk taking place 16 February 2017. These talks aim to create a space where staff and postgraduate students whose work helps understand issues involving children can share their experiences with students. Aixa will focus her talk on transforming research into policy to advance young people’s wellbeing.

Meeting of WHO Collaborative Centres working on child and adolescent health in Europe


In February 2017 a number of WHO Collaborative Centres in Europe will meet in Edinburgh to discuss the implementation of CAH strategies in countries and monitoring its progress over the implementation period that ends in 2020. Martin Weber and Aixa Aleman-Diaz from our centre will be presenting preview results from the 2016 regional baseline survey and seeking input from attending centres on how to best showcase them to promote the agenda of child and adolescent health in the WHO Region.