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Miss Heide Busse

Miss Heide Busse

Miss Heide Busse

Honorary Research Associate

Area of research

Youth mentoring: factors influencing effectiveness of youth mentoring programmes and assessment of outcomes

Office Room BG3
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Heide has recently been appointed as a Research Assistant in Public Health and will be involved in a range of research projects undertaken by DECIPHer as well as the NIHR School for Public Health Research. The range of projects will largely focus on health promotion of children and young people and will include topics such as physical activity, healthy eating, sexual health, mental well-being, risk behaviours as well as health promotion in schools.


With a background in psychology and health psychology as well as experiences in working with young people in various settings (sport, clinical, research), Heide is particularly interested in promoting the health and well-being of children and young people.

Particular research fields of interest include:

  • youth mentoring
  • assessment of outcomes in intervention programmes
  • young people’s emotional health and well-being
  • engagement in multiple risk behaviours
  • the relationship between health behaviours and educational outcomes.


  • (Youth) mentoring
  • Young people
  • adolescent health
  • wellbeing
  • risk behaviour


  • Systematic reviews
  • RCT
  • Qualitative research methods

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