The Child and Adolescent Research Group aims to improve the quality of life and well-being of young people.
One focus of our research is children and adolescents with a life-threatening physical condition, such as cancer. We work on understanding, measuring, and improving quality of life; improving mental health outcomes for this group of children; and exploring the needs of children and young people at the end of life, and their families.
Another focus in our group is on understanding and improving health behaviours of adolescents. This work aims to engage young people in improving their sense of agency and well-being, to benefit their health in general but their diets and physical activity habits more specifically, using participatory approaches and promoting social activism.