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April 2022

Prevalence of breakfast skipping among children and adolescents: a cross-sectional population level study

Interventions to promote breakfast consumption are a popular strategy to address early life inequalities. It is important to understand the epidemiology of children and adolescents who skip breakfast so that interventions and policy can be appropriately considered.

Published research Child Health, Development & Education Early Childhood Development Nutrition
February 2022

Trainee therapist personality and the rating of cognitive behavioural and dynamic interpersonal therapy processes

Therapist factors are generally thought to be important predictors of the capacity to understand and respond to clinical material. The current study aims to identify which features of personality and clinical symptomatology predict a trainee therapist's rating of cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic interpersonal processes in video recordings of these therapies.

Published research Child Health, Development & Education
October 2021

Promoting Mental Health in New Zealand: Building Resilience in Teenage Children

There has been concerns about the increasing incidence of youth depression and anxiety, with school teachers seeking out ways to better equip youth with skills to help them deal with daily life. A resilience training programme for youth was implemented in one region of New Zealand.

Published research Child Health, Development & Education Youth mental health
August 2021

Basic epidemiology of wellbeing among children and adolescents: A cross-sectional population level study

Wellbeing and mental health are fundamental rights of children and adolescents essential for sustainable development. Understanding the epidemiology of child and adolescent wellbeing is essential to informing population health approaches to improving wellbeing and preventing mental illness.

Published research Child Health, Development & Education School Attendance Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Youth mental health