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Miss Heide Busse

Miss Heide Busse

Miss Heide Busse

Population Health Sciences (PhD)

Area of research

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

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Summary

Heide is a full-time PhD student within the Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol. Her PhD is funded by the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer).

Her mixed-methods PhD studentship will explore youth mentoring in the United Kingdom. More specifically, Heide will study how mentoring can be defined, how programmes can be classified and she will investigate the wider context surrounding programmes with the aim to inform the evaluation of such programmes. 

Prior to starting her PhD, Heide worked as a research assistant at the University of Bristol on a range of projects related to young people’s health and wellbeing in areas. She undertook quantitative as well as qualitative research as part of this position, typically in the context of intervention trials or by conducting systematic reviews.

Heide has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen, Netherlands (2011) and an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath (2012). With her background in psychology and public health and 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 interest include young people’s emotional health and well-being, health inequities and inequalities, environmental interventions to change health and wellebeing and the relationship between health behaviours and educational outcomes.

Biography

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.

Keywords

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

Methodologies

  • Systematic reviews
  • RCT
  • Qualitative research methods

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