The healthy development of children and young people is fundamental to Australia's future. Led by Professor John Toumbourou, this group, organised within the prevention science model, is concerned with identifying key modifiable determinants that can encourage optimal mental health, and prevent the most prevalent mental health and behaviour problems experienced by children and young people.
Alcohol availability in children and adolescents - John Toumbourou and B Rowlands
Family-based interventions in youth mental illness - Andrew Lewis, John Toumbourou, Dan Lubman (Monash University) and Tess Knight
Risk factors of overweight and obesity among adolescents in out-of-home care: The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) study - Helen Skouteris, Marita McCabe and Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz
Antisocial behaviour in young Australian adults: Longitudinal precursors and consequences - Sheryl Hemphill (University of Melbourne), John Toumbourou and Peter Kremer
Professor Toumbourou was appointed to the International Taskforce for the Society for Prevention Research and to the Prevention Science Network for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Young People.
Associate Professor Olsson was appointed at Deakin and hosted the inaugural Longitudinal Studies Network Meeting for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Young People.