Using data from Youth2000 to inform clinicians, research and policy Event as iCalendar

(School of Social Sciences)

18 March 2016

3 - 4pm

Venue: Room 104, Fale Pasifika Complex (273-104)

Contact info: Dr Barry Milne

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Website: COMPASS

Dr Theresa Fleming and Associate Professor Simon Denny

The Adolescent Health Research Group at the University of Auckland has been tracking the health and wellbeing of young people in New Zealand with the Youth2000 survey series in 2001, 2007 and 2012. The team has been using innovative and world leading technology to administer the survey, and has surveyed more than 25,000 young people to date. This presentation will discuss the results from these surveys, place the results in the context of global trends and discuss how the Youth2000 surveys have been used to examine social environments such as socioeconomic deprivation, schools and communities, and their relationships with student health and wellbeing. There will be time to discuss plans for the next survey and opportunities for collaboration.

Simon Denny and Terry Fleming are investigators with the Adolescent Health Research Group which carries out the New Zealand adolescent health surveys (The Youth2000 series). They are the nominated co-leads for the next planned Youth2000 survey.  Simon is an adolescent specialist physician and is an Associate Professor in Child and Youth Health in the Department of Paediatrics. Terry is a Senior Lecturer in Youth Health/Youth Mental health in the Departments of Paediatrics and Psychological Medicine. Her major research areas are in online interventions for youth mental health and population youth health and wellbeing.