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Seminar – Prioritising Adolescent Health in the Digital Age: Minimising Harm and Maximising Benefits of Technology

April 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

All are invited to the MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Prioritising Adolescent Health in the Digital Age: Minimising Harm and Maximising Benefits of Technology

Dr Stephanie Partridge, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

This hybrid seminar will be held in the MRC Epidemiology Unit meeting rooms 1 and 2, Level 3, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, and online.

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About this talk

Today there are more young people alive than at any other point in history – 1.8 billion. We must prioritize their right to good health and optimal nutrition, but current research approaches have fallen short of meeting their needs. In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people fail to consume a healthy, well-balanced diet or engage in sufficient physical activity. This places them at a heightened risk of developing serious health issues like obesity and mental health problems.

Digital technology influences adolescent health decisions and potentially damages and enhances their lifestyle behaviours and health outcomes. This presentation will discuss the double-edged sword of technology and strategies to prevent chronic diseases among adolescents.

About Dr Partridge

Dr Stephanie Partridge is a Senior Research Fellow and National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on harnessing digital technology to improve the lifestyle behaviours of adolescents to keep them healthy and productive throughout their life. Her research is centred on digital health and strongly focuses on research translation. She applies an adolescent rights approach to her research by incorporating direct adolescent participation and research co-production.

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April 5, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MRC Epidemiology Unit
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