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
Cosma, AP, Rhodes, G, Currie, CE, Inchley, JC & HBSC Scotland team 2016, Subjective health and medicine use among Scottish adolescents. HBSC Briefing Paper, no. 23, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU), St Andrews.
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
Torsheim, T, Cavallo, F, Levin, KA, Schnohr, C, Mazur, J, Niclasen, B, Currie, CE & FAS Development Study Group 2015, '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
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.