Prof Candace Currie

Prof Candace Currie
Professor of Child and Adolescent Health (CAHRU)



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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

My main research area is adolescent health with the following sub-areas being actively researched in the past 20 years.

  • Social inequalities in adolescent health
  • Development of indicators of family affluence
  • Puberty and health
  • Development of concepts and methods for evaluation of the Health Promoting School.
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Policy and adolescent smoking control
  • Physical activity and health
  • Development of conceptual approaches that include biological, psychological, social and environmental perspectives
  • International perspectives on adolescent health


source: research@st-andrews
Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
De Meyer, S, Kågesten, A, Mmari, K, McEachran, J, Chilet-Rosell, E, Kabiru, CW, Maina, B, Jerves, EM, Currie, C & Michielsen, K 2017, '“Boys should have the courage to ask a girl out”: gender norms in early adolescent romantic relationships' Journal of Adolescent Health, vol 61, no. 4, Supplement, pp. S42-S47. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.03.007
Torsheim, T, Cavallo, F, Levin, KA, Schnohr, C, Mazur, J, Niclasen, B, Currie, CE & FAS Development Study Group 2016, 'Psychometric validation of the revised family affluence scale: a latent variable approach' Child Indicators Research, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 771-784. DOI: 10.1007/s12187-015-9339-x
Elgar, F, McKinnon, B, Walsh, SD, Freeman, J, Donnelly, PD, Gaspar de Matos, M, Gariepy, G, Aleman-Diaz, AY, Pickett, W, Molcho, M & Currie, C 2015, 'Structural determinants of youth bullying and fighting in 79 countries' Journal of Adolescent Health, vol 57, no. 6, pp. 643-650. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.08.007
Currie, C, van der Sluijs, W, Whitehead, RD, Currie, DB, Rhodes, G, Neville, FG & Inchley, J 2015, HBSC 2014 Survey in Scotland National Report. Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU), University of St Andrews.