We can only achieve better health in the Teenage Decade if we work together in multi-disciplinary teams, listening to young people, and involving them in the development of research agendas, projects, methods and transformative solutions.

At WH&Y, we’re working with diverse young people, families, professionals, policy-makers, service providers and other community members to investigate the mechanisms, ethics and modalities of youth-engaged health research in the digital society.

Our aims are to significantly increase the capacity of researchers, communities and institutions to be receptive and responsive to the views and needs that young people express in order to enable more and better adolescent health research. To achieve this we will advance understanding of the ethical issues arising from digital data, machine learning and automation and propose improved ethics frameworks and guidelines that enhance capacity to undertake health research with young people in the digital age.