Education and Health journal

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E&H has been independently published since 1983.
The journal is now open access and online

E&H is aimed at those involved with education and health who are concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and young people eg. around 5-18 years of age. Readers come from a broad background and, for example in the UK, include: primary, secondary and further education teachers, university staff, and health-care professionals working in education and health settings. The journal is also read by those who commission and carry out health education programmes in school and college. Articles focus on recent health education initiatives, relevant research findings, materials and strategies for education and health-related behaviour data.


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E&H is available in English and read wherever there is Internet access. Judging by the comments, list of contributors and Internet visitors, the journal continues to provide an eclectic mix of articles on issues relevant to a discerning readership.


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Some of the contributors to the Education and Health journal :-

Dr Lori Keough, Assistant Professor School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, USA.
Linda Cregan, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Food Trust, England.
Dr Janet Currie, Snr Lecturer, School of Education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Andrena Waghorn, Depute Head Teacher, Craigie High School, Dundee, Scotland.
Dr James O'Higgins-Norman, Lecturer and Researcher, School of Ed., Dublin City University, Ireland.
Professor David Paton, Chair of Industrial Economics, Nottingham University Business School, England.
Dr Carla Habib-Mourad, Lecturer, Dept. Nutrition & Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Annette James, Head of Children and Young People’s Health Improvement, Liverpool City Council, England.
Dr Kristin Cook, Assistant Professor, Bellarmine University, Louisville, USA.
Dr Fida Sanjakdar, Lecturer in Teacher Education, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Professor Neil Armstrong, Professor of Paediatric Physiology, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter, England.
Professor Elisa Sobo, Professor of Anthropology, San Diego State University, California, USA.
Dr Tina Rae, Academic and Professional tutor, Department of Psychology, University of East London, England.
Michelle Bell, Primary School Teacher, Education Queensland, Australia.
Dr Amy Booth, Public Health Improvement Coordinator, Doncaster Public Health, England.
Dr Maura O'Neill, Head of Health Improvement, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland.
Professor Mark D Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies, Nottingham Trent University, England.
Dr Anastasia Snelling, Associate Professor, School of Education, American University, Washington, USA.
Paula Lavis, Policy & Knowledge Manager, YoungMinds, London, England.
Dr Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Assistant Professor Dept. Digital Aesthetics & Communication, University of Copenhagen.
Dr David T Evans, National Teaching Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health, University of Greenwich, England.
Louise E Anusas, Senior Health Development Officer, West Dunbartonshire Council, Scotland.
Melonie Syrett, PSHE Association Chartered teacher, Goose Green Primary School, London, England.
Professor Johannes Keogh, Professor at Hochschule Fulde University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Colete Hallas, Sex and Relationship Education Consultant, Barnsley Healthy Schools Team, England.
Louise Rummel, Snr Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Dr Penney Upton, Head of Psychological Sciences, Institute of Health & Society, University of Worcester, England.
Professor Debra Rickwood, Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia.
Dr Katrina Wyatt, Associate Professor of Health, University of Exeter Medical School, England.
Dr Annechen Bahr Bugge, Research Professor, National Institute for Consumer Research, Oslo, Norway.
Dr Wendy Wills, Reader in Food and Public Health, Centre for Res. Pri. and Comm. Care, Univ. Hertfordshire, England.
Dr Mohammad Al-Motlaq, Assistant Professor, Hashemite University, Jordan.
Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College, England.
Janie M Leary, Doctoral Student, West Virginia University, USA.
Dr Rachel Locke, Snr Research Officer, Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care, University of Winchester, England.
Glyn Owen, Teacher, Ashton Vale Primary School, Bristol, England.
Dr Joan Wharf Higgins, Professor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, Canada.
Dr James D Livingston, Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr Mark O'Brien, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool, England.
Professor Claas Wegner, Department of Biology Didactics, Bielefeld University, Germany.
David Evans, Chief Executive of the Health Behaviour Group and Apause, England.
Dr Alastair Sharp, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Dr Fran Longstaff, Lecturer in Coaching Science, Dept. Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, England.
Professor Luísa Campos, Professor in the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal.
Martin Manby, Director, Nationwide Children's Research Centre, University of Huddersfield, England.
Dr Paul Yau-ho Wong, Senior Teaching Fellow, The Education University of Hong Kong.
Dr Richard Winsley, Director of Education, University of Exeter, England.
Dr Rebecca K Britt, Assistant Professor, Health Communication and New Media, South Dakota State University, USA.
Katharine Bruce, Lead Adviser Wellbeing, Quality and Improvement Service, North Yorkshire C&YP Service, England.
Dr Daniel Wight, Leader Sexual Health/ Families programme, MRC Social and PH Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland.
Tim Baker, Headteacher, Charlton Manor Primary School, England.
Dr Jo Warin, Senior Lecturer, Social and Emotional Learning, Lancaster University, England.
Dr Wayne Usher, Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
Leila Harris, Senior Primary Teacher, North West London, England.
Stewart Attridge, Sexual Health Adviser, Public Health, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Wales.
Barbara Richardson-Todd, School Nurse Co-ordinator, Suffolk County Council, England.
Dr Ian Wellard, Reader Sociology of Sport and Physical Education, Christ Church University, Canterbury, England.
Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity, Leeds Metropolitan University, England.
Neralie Cain, Clinical Psychologist, PsychSessions Psychology Clinic, Canberra, Australia.
Dr Alison Leah Williams, Lecturer in Psychology, Staffordshire University, England.
Dr Katja Joronen, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences (Nursing Science), University of Tampere, Finland.
Dr Sarah Kendal, Lecturer, School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, England.
Dudley Gentles, School of Pop. Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand.
Dr Gary Jones, Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Univ. Winchester, England.
Amanda McCloat, Head of Home Economics, St. Angela's College, Sligo, Ireland.
Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, Cochrane UK, England.
Alun Williams, Lifelong Learning Manager, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Adam Jones, All Wales Sexual Health Network Coordinator, Cardiff, Public Health Wales.
Jon Pratt, Head of the Cambridgeshire PSHE Service, England.
Stacy Simera, Social worker and Counsellor, Ohio, USA.
Tracy Kirk, Teenage Pregnancy Services Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, England.
Richard Larouche, Doctoral student in Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Professor Martin Caraher, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London, England.
Emma George, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Health Science, University of South Australia, Australia.
Professor Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry, Kings College, London, England.


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Editorial Board

1983-2000  James Muirden
2000-2016  David McGeorge
2016-         Dr David Regis

Editorial Consultants: Current and past contributors as determined by the Editor. Quality Control: Articles pass through a review process with the Editor and the Associate Editors.

Publication Guidelines
Most articles have a maximum word count of 3000 words including Harvard-style references. Most articles have a limit of five tables/charts.

Contributors and readers please note:
E&H was first published in 1983 and is now an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access and follows the principles of the Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 [Licence extract : Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.  NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.] There are no contributor fees and copyright remains with the contributor. The contributor allows their work to be edited prior to publishing.

Education and Health (ISSN 2049-3665) is widely read and has been abstracted and indexed in a number of indices that are gradually being acquired by EBSCO including the British Education Index, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Applied Allied Health Literature CINAHL, Elsevier SciVerse - Scopus, and when relevant, the Australian Education Index. Education and Health is included in the Directory of open access journals (DOAJ)

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Education and Health


Comments about SHEU

"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Advisor

"This week I have been working on a major strategy for service design -- it is easy to get solely focussed on hospitals, performance targets, and work force planning -- all very important; but at the same the needs of young people and how we need to work across agencies to address the health needs of today and tomorrow must be recognised. SHEU is founded to do just this."

PCT Performance Manager

"As a Deputy Head in a large secondary school I was involved in taking part in a city wide health and wellbeing survey over a period of six years. Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding.
Over the six year period we moved from a small sample in two tutor groups filling in a paper survey to two year groups completing an online survey. The reports produced give graphical analysis of a wide range of issues. As a result of the survey we increased the number of PSHE workshop days for students to address issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying workshops. The surveys helped Governors make a positive informed decision to allow Brook Advisory Clinic nurses on site to support students.
As a result of taking part and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes."

Deputy Head Secondary School

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
Pupils at our primary school found the questionnaire very easy to understand and most of them completed the questions in less than 45min.


"Within the curriculum, we are part of the Healthy Schools programme - and the local, Director of Public Health Award. We cover many facets of health from emotional intelligence to safety education and our very strong, Anti-Bullying and Child Protection programmes. You can imagine our delight when the Local Authority and our school nurse made the following comments after we took part in the regional Schools Health Education Unit Survey: " Head Teacher.
“This was an amazing set of outcomes and really good evidence that (your school) is doing a wonderful job in prioritizing the health and well-being of its pupils … Well done to staff, governors and parents for all your work on this through the Director of Public Health award and other strategies. It is very clear that pupils feel happy, safe and involved at the school and your caring ethos shines through this data.”
Healthy Schools Coorduinator.


Headteacher & Healthy Schools Coordinator

"I would like to say that this survey was very useful and made me realise things about PE and health that I had never realised before......Food at school is groovy, especially if your school does Jamie Olivers School Dinners. Viva apples and thanks for the survey." Female pupil, 13 yrs old

Female pupil, 13yrs

"Many thanks to SHEU for your excellent professional support over the years."

PSHE teacher

"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

Supervisor's Notes

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher

"I would like to say how much we appreciated the work you and your team have put in to this project, a big thank you for the excellent reports that you have completed on our behalf." Assistant Director of Public Health

Assistant Director of Public Health