Publications and Articles

Adolescence science must grow up

Young people get a raw deal from society. Targeted study and approaches as part of a new global effort are urgently needed to help them.

Nature, Volume 554, February 2018

Coming of age: the emerging science of adolescence

Science, medicine and policy have often focused on childhood and adulthood as the most important phases of human development, glossing over the years in between.

Nature Portfolio, Adolescence, 2018

Positive social-environments in schools boosts student’s mental health

Schools are an important resource for influencing the mental health of young people.

Dr Monika Raniti, Paediatrician, Royal Children’s Hospital

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control

Understanding how the teenage brain evaluates risk could even reveal predictors of mental-health conditions such as schizophrenia and depression, which often emerge in adolescence.

Kerri Smith, News Feature Editor, Nature, London

Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

Adolescents who encounter more adversity in their offline lives seem most likely to experience the negative effects of using smartphones and other digital devices

Candice Odgers, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California

The shifting boundaries of adolescence

Adolescence is nestled between two transitions — the end of childhood and the beginningof adulthood — with malleable borders.

Heidi Ledgord, Reporter for Nature, London

Understanding young people in low-income countries

Studies show that adolescents in LMICs who are subject to poverty and restricted access to health, education and other services are also more likely to be exposed to environmental toxins and extreme weather events, such as droughts, than their wealthier peers

Robert Blum, Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Baltimore
Jo Boyden, Professor of International Development & Director of the Young Lives Study, University of Oxford, UK