About the WH&Y webinar series
About the series
WH&Y webinars bring together a network of researchers, clinicians, policymakers and young people to champion the Teenage Decade, and change the way we research and practise adolescent health in this country. All webinars are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 1pm (AEDT).
Wellbeing Health & Youth (WH&Y) is the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health. Find out more about us and the work we’re doing at why.org.au.
Dr Catharine Fleming - Food and Me
February 23 @1pm (AEDT)
The Food and Me study is the culmination of the first ever qualitative, user-centred and comparative study of adolescent diet and nutrition at an international scale. Based on a distributed data gathering method first developed by the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University, in partnership with UNICEF and Harvard University, it saw teenagers explore their own experiences of food and nutrition through activities including drawing, brainstorming, games and collage. The Food and Me participants reported back that these methods were not only engaging, but helped build their understanding and enthusiasm for taking action.
Martin Brown - VR BodySwap
March 23 @1pm (AEDT)
The VR BodySwap project uses innovative technologies to let users experience interpersonal interactions from a different perspective. It involves recording users as they communicate with an avatar, and then replaying the interaction with the users taking the avatar’s place in the conversation so they can see their own communication efforts from another point of view. Because the avatar can be a different gender or ethnicity, or be differently-abled, the experience also provides users with an opportunity to experience aspects of prejudice and discrimination.
A/Prof Andrew Campbell - CyberPsychology
April 27 @1pm (AEST)
Details to come.
A/Prof Peter Azzopardi - Using data to bring greater visibility to the needs of young people
May 25 @1pm (AEDT)
The world is home to 1.8 billion young people, but for too long we have not measured or reported their health needs creating a substantial barrier to policy investment and action. This talk will explore efforts to bring greater visibility to the needs of adolescents globally, regionally, nationally and sub-nationally, and discuss the ongoing efforts to strengthen primary data collection and reporting around the world.