Young People's Health

Young people experience high levels of substance use disorders, risky sex with consequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), blood-borne viruses (BBVs), unintentional injuries and interpersonal violence.

Burnet has a strong track record of using innovative methods to understand the key issues affecting young people and implement programs to reduce risk events.

Research and Public Health Focus

  • ICT spreading health message to young people
  • Leading the way using SMS for sexual health promotion
  • Smart phone apps and alcohol
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Current Projects

  • Attitudes to drug use among East African migrants in Melbourne’s western suburbs

  • Coping with COVID-19: Young people’s health and wellbeing in Australia

  • Evaluation of the Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Service

  • Exploring alcohol and other drug use among migrant communities in Victoria

  • Improving Hepatitis B Virus screening in general practice in Victoria

  • New media and technology in health promotion practice

  • Pornography and Young People

  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll (Big Day Out Study)

  • Social Networks and the Hepatitis C Virus

  • SRH survey of Chinese-speaking international students

  • TRYP: Transitions and Risk in Young People project