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Geelong Young People and the Pandemic

COVID, Lockdowns and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-being; A perspective from Geelong

The Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis that has mostly impacted the physical health of older people, and people with underlying health concerns. Which is not to say that the health impacts of COVID are not also significant for a number of young people. However, the series of lockdowns that Melbourne and […]

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Young People and Digital Disruption Young People and the Climate Crisis Young People and the Pandemic Young People, Difference, Diversity and Inclusion

Young People as Biocultural Creatures: Re-imagining Sociologies of Young People’s Well-being

With my colleagues Seth Brown and James Goring I am developing a chapter  – Being young’, ‘living well’, in/beyond the pandemic: Exploring the entanglements between COVID-19, the Anthropocene and young people’s wellbeing – for an edited collection to be published in 2022 titled, Wellbeing: Global Policies and Perspectives Using the stories of three young people […]

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Young People and the Climate Crisis Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals

Blah, Blah, Blah: Young People, the Climate Crisis, Hope and the ‘Dithering’ of Adults

In a recent article in The Guardian, Damian Carrington (2021) presents a number of extracts from a speech by Greta Thunberg to the Youth4Climate summit in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday September 28, 2021 – a speech that was timed in relation to the upcoming COP 26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.  Greta’s targets in the speech […]