COVID-19 teenage lockdown study

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, an Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing. […]

Multi-faceted studies drive PhD wins

Working on an ARC project to better understand young male (ex)prisoners laid the foundation for Dr Simone Deegan’s PhD to follow, a journey that saw her […]

An in-depth analysis reviewed the association between sleep duration and risk-taking in 24 previous sleep studies of more than 570,000 teenagers. Photo: iStock.

‘Loss of pleasure’ in teen sleep study

Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements. Negative mood is not unusual in […]

Online help for teen eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, resulting in mortality rates that are almost twice as high as other psychiatric disorders – especially among young people. To […]