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NEDIS - Research on Children's and Adolescents' Health Promotion

Tampere University
Area of focusHealth, Society

The NEDIS group has its research focused on health and health behaviours of school-aged children and adolescents. Our approach is mainly social epidemiological. Most of our research is based on large quantitative data sets, but we analyse qualitative data, too.

Get to know the research centres we are part of:

TamCAM - Tampere Center for Child, Adolescent and Maternal Health Research

PERLA - Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research

Research focus and goals

Our research is focused on:

  • health and health behaviours of school-aged children and adolescents
  • associations between health and learning
  • COVID-19 pandemic at schools
  • socio-economic health and welfare differences and how these differences are born
  • health and welfare services, particularly school health service, and health and learning support in schools
  • tobacco policies, particularly those concerning children and adolescents.

With our national and international collaborators we produce high-quality scientific papers on the above mentioned topics, and participate in scientific discussion. We produce reports and recommendations for support of policy decisions.

Researcher training is part of our activities.

Get to know our projects