A growing number of nations are advocating for a whole school approach to emotional and mental wellbeing. In 2021, Welsh Government published a framework outlining… Read More »Taking a whole-school approach to mental health in Wales
In June 2023, Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Honor Young visited Namibia to work on the pilot of the Namibian School Health Research Network (SHRN).… Read More »Developing a Namibian School Health Research Network (SHRN)
Alice’s internship: ‘Having these opportunities exposed me to different industries and career paths’
Alice McHale researched literature regarding Child-to-Parent-Violence during her CUROP internship at DECIPHer. I study Human and Social Science (BSc) at Cardiff University and undertook this… Read More »Alice’s internship: ‘Having these opportunities exposed me to different industries and career paths’
Rowan’s internship: ‘I’m now certain a career in social science research is something I’d love to pursue’
Rowan Kitchener is a third-year student studying Biomedical Science at Cardiff University. Here she discusses her CUROP placement at DECIPHer researching public perceptions on food… Read More »Rowan’s internship: ‘I’m now certain a career in social science research is something I’d love to pursue’
Criminology and Sociology student Emma Dixon recently completed a summer internship at DECIPHer. She reflects on her experiences and what she has learned. I will… Read More »Emma’s internship: ‘This will shape what I pursue in the future’
Dr Samantha Garay attended the DECIPHer short course ‘Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Development, Evaluation, Adaption and Implementation’. Here are her thoughts In… Read More »From task and finish to table tennis – the DECIPHer short course
In March 2023, the Equality and Social Justice Committee launched an inquiry into the public health approach to preventing gender-based violence. In June 2023 it held… Read More »Evidence for change: Reporting to the Senedd on gender-based violence
Postgraduates Brianna Bowen and Katy-May Price reflect on their experiences as researchers on a DECIPHer school-focused project. In September 2022, Brianna, a doctorate student of… Read More »Meet the researchers: Brianna and Katy-May
To mark the beginning of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Abbey Rowe discusses her PhD on how secondary schools affect the mental health and wellbeing of neurodivergent… Read More »Meet the researcher: Abbey Rowe on neurodiversity in secondary schools
Wales welcomed its new Curriculum for Wales last autumn, including changes to the way learners and schools are assessed, and changes to the way educators are trained… Read More »A curriculum for children’s health and wellbeing
Dr Jeremy Segrott, Dr Hayley Reed and Dr Nick Page discuss their project on strengthening pupil and school relationships High rates of anxiety and depression… Read More »Building mentally healthy schools – what are the active ingredients?
Rebecca Anthony, Research Associate at DECIPHer and Wolfson Center for Young People’s Mental Health, discusses her new paper Young People’s Online Communication and its Association… Read More »How does online communication affect young people’s mental well-being?
What’s it like completing a summer research internship at DECIPHer? Five Cardiff University students discuss their experiences.
Research Assistant Safia Ouerghi feeds back on ‘Development, Evaluation, Adaptation and Implementation’, which took place in June 2022. After joining DECIPHer in September 2021, I… Read More »Safia: My take on the DECIPHer short course
Alice Porter discusses her PhD research on age-appropriate portion sizes for preschoolers and reflects on her placement with DECIPHer Portion size is the amount of… Read More »What’s the right amount of food for preschool children?
Rakel Kavena Shalyefu (known as Kavena) is an Associate Professor in Lifelong Learning and Community Development at the University of Namibia, and one of the… Read More »Meet the Namibian Fellows: Kavena Shalyefu
The six Namibian Fellows are now ten weeks into their visit to DECIPHer. In blog four, Dr Rachel J Freeman explains how their experience reflects… Read More »Meet the Namibian Fellows: Dr Rachel J Freeman
The Phoenix Project has arranged for DECIPHer to host six mid-career Namibian professionals to collaborae with out researchers. Here, in blog three, we ask Ndinelago… Read More »Meet the Namibian Fellows: Ndinelago (Dina) Shilongo
DECIPHer is currently hosing six mid-career Namibian professionals, in a scheme arranged by the Phoenix Project. The Fellows are spending three months collaborating with our… Read More »Meet the Namibian Fellows: Cynthy K. Haihambo
Senior Public Involvement Officer Sophie Jones was recently interview by Emma Yhnell for Health and Care Research Wales for their latest Where Would We Be… Read More »The 25-year-old championing young people’s voices in research
DECIPHer is currently hosting six mid-career Namibian professionals, in a scheme arranged by the Phoenix Project. The Fellows are spending three months collaborating with our… Read More »Meet the Namibian Fellows: Ayesha Wentworth
New statutory guidance was introduced by Welsh Government in 2021, requiring all schools in Wales to embed a whole school approach (WSA) towards mental health and emotional wellbeing… Read More »Assessing the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
Lorna Stabler discusses her research into the experiences of an under-recognised group: sibling carers. What is the issue? Most people know that families are not… Read More »Siblings raising siblings: the ‘invisible’ kinship families
DECIPHer (Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement) has run ALPHA (Advice Leading to Public Health Advancement), a research advisory group made up of… Read More »ALPHA – skills development and career inspiration
Research Associate Hayley Reed explores co-production in a school setting What is the issue? Attempts to change young people’s health through schools has relied on running standard programmes with… Read More »How can secondary school stakeholders inform health programmes?
Sophie Jones, 24, is the new Senior Public Involvement Officer at DECIPHer and is a long -running member of the ALPHA team. Here she tells… Read More »A catch-up with DECIPHer’s new Senior Public Involvement Officer