The Junction – Evaluation Report 2018

Earlier this year we worked with the Junction to explore the impact of their work on young people attending the service.  The Junction is a safe, friendly, confidential centre which provides assets-based health and wellbeing support for young people aged between 12 and 21 who live or work in North Edinburgh. Our …

A systematic review of adolescent physiological development and its relationship with health related behaviour

Adolescence is a time when major changes take place in the body. As such, it is a unique time of change offering the chance to influence young people’s health choices. The aim of this review is to understand the relationship between bodily changes and health-related behaviours in adolescence.
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Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours

Adolescents and health-related behaviour: using a framework to develop interventions to support positive behaviours Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer Abstract Background: Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure tobehaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially …

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls

A grounded theory of how social support influences physical activity in adolescent girls Yvonne Laird (SCPHRP), Samantha Fawkner (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh), Ailsa Niven (Physical Activity for Health Research Centre). Purpose Adolescent girls are not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits. Social support from friends and family has …

January Bulletin 2018

Welcome to our January Bulletin 2018     …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Healthy University of the Future Hackathon Join us to help design innovative solutions to improve student health. We are looking for students from across the University of Edinburgh to take part in a hackathon to design a ‘Healthy University of the …

Landscape Review of the Research on Obesity in Scotland

OVERVIEW The aim of this landscape review is to provide a comprehensive and coherent description of completed, current and planned research on obesity in the Scottish population. It will also identify important research gaps, as well as potential collaboration opportunities that could help move Scotland’s obesity research agenda forward in …

Tobacco control policy in Scotland: A qualitative study of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions

In 2013 the Scottish Government launched its tobacco strategy: ‘Creating a tobacco-free generation: A Tobacco Control Strategy for Scotland’ (Scottish Government, 2013). The strategy outlined 46 proposed actions with the aim of making Scotland tobacco-free by 2034. A review of the 2013 tobacco control strategy was published in August 2017 …