Key Projects and Expertise

The Child and Adolescent Health research programme brings together researchers with expertise in a range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social work, public health and nursing.  Please see a list below of the current studies:


SMYLE: Supporting Mental health services for Young peopLE. Engaging services: Understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement with specialist mental health services for young people.

Please contact Dr Kerri McPherson,


Psychosocial determinants of wellbeing of military families in the UK

Please contact Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman,


Improving Outcomes for Children and Families affected by PATERNAL Substance Misuse: A Feasibility Study of the PARENTS UNDER PRESSURE( PuP) Programme for Fathers

Please contact Professor Lawrie Elliott,


Social and Emotional Education and Development (SEED): a Stratified, Cluster Randomised Trial of a Multi-component Primary School Intervention that follows the Pupils’ Transition into Secondary School

Please contact Professor Lawrie Elliott,


Global Early Adolescent Study: the effects of gender socialisation and gender norms on adolescent sexual and mental health and well-being

Please contact Professor Candace Currie,