Adolescent Medicine

Children undergo profound physical and cognitive changes when they reach adolescence. A flood of puberty hormones causes growth and influences their physiology in different ways. This is also the time when smoking, obesity, mental health issues and risk taking behaviours often develop.

Our research aims to fill in the gaps of knowledge and unravel the complexities of adolescent health and behaviour, particularly during pubertal development and in chronic illness. We are committed to the promotion and improvement of adolescent health and wellbeing.

Our multidisciplinary clinical research team is led by Professor Kate Steinbeck, The Medical Foundation Chair in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney.

General enquiries can be directed to the department's Executive & Research Assistant, Tina Cunningham: