Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

The Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG)

Our aim is to provide high quality, accurate and timely research that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


To achieve this goal we work on a diverse range of projects. The Youth 2000 National Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey series is our largest and most well-known project with over 27,000 young people participating over 11 years. In 2001, 2007 and 2012 representative samples of New Zealand secondary school students completed an anonymous comprehensive health and wellbeing survey. The results from these surveys give us the most comprehensive, accurate and up to date information about issues facing young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.