Adolescent wellbeing

How do the 5 domains of #AdolescentWellbeing play a role in your life, or the lives of those around you? Read more here.

Computer use and academic results

In this first longitudinal study of electronic media use in primary school children, results find that children with heavy TV or computer use had reduced academic results 2 yrs later.

Rapid infectious disease shifts

New study on Chinese infectious diseases in children and adolescents highlights a need for ongoing surveillance, preparedness and rapid responses to unpredictable and seasonal novel infections.

Homelessness and violence

For young people experiencing homelessness, violence and its threat can become a daily issue of survival and protection. Read more about Dr Heerde and Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli’s work.

Middle years

Once considered a latent period, the transition from primary school to secondary school is now thought to be critical in the health and emotional development of students. Listen to the podcast and/or read the interview with Professor George Patton.

Monitoring the missing half

Adolescent births in Australia have fallen to an all-time low. However, the lack of national data means that we cannot tell whether this decrease reflects lower rates of conception or higher rates of abortion.