New article published
Findings from the feasibility study at age 21-23 years have been published as part of an invited review of DASH

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Kings Logo.png DASH study findings presented at Kings College London
Ethnic differences in childhood overweight and blood pressure could present risks for diabetes and vascular disease in adulthood.

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GraphRacism.JPG DASH reports educational success despite racism and deprivation
Racism and deprivation is still a common experience for young people from ethnic minorities, yet despite this, high proportions are gaining a degree.

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Heron-logo-2014.jpg DASH participants report racism as a common experience
Earlier this year DASH researchers presented our findings on racism - what does this mean for mental health?

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Researchers: Aims and themes

The main aims of the original DASH study in 2003 were to:

Investigate the relationship between social conditions and health, health related behaviour, and well-being of young people from different ethnic groups living in London, particularly Black Caribbeans.

Investigate aspects of family life and school life that relate to the health, health-related behaviour, and well-being of ethnic minority young people.

Investigate how social conditions, family life and school life may work together to influence health, health-related behaviour, and well-being.

The main aims of the follow-up study in 2005/06 were to:
Investigate ethnic differences in health and health-related behaviour between ages 11-13 and ages 14-16.

Investigate whether these changes in health are related to social and psychosocial factors at age 11-13.

Investigate more generally whether these data can help us to understand why some ethnic groups experience higher rates of certain diseases than other ethnic groups in adulthood.

The main aims of the Feasibility study in 2011/12:
We are conducting a feasibility study to establish the best methods for data collection for the next face to face follow-up of the entire cohort.

Research Themes
Our research focuses on three main topic areas:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Respiratory health
  • Psychological well-being

Follow the links for details on questionnaires and measurements, information on the Research Team and references to publications.