We investigate the impact of environmental factors on young people’s health, cognition and mental wellbeing.

We aim to improve the lives of young people through our research by providing evidence-based recommendations to policy makers.

We strongly believe that our research should be co-designed with our participants and young people, not on or for them.


We were founded in 2014. Since then, we have engaged with nearly 11000 young people.

We are currently working with over 55 schools across the Greater London area.

Our research

Our research is co-designed with young people, as we believe their lived experiences should drive our research.

We currently have multiple ongoing projects led by students for students, as we aim to inspire the next generation of researchers.

Get involved

We encourage young people to get involved in our research

Whether you are still in school, are a university student or a teacher looking to offer your students more opportunities, we have something for you

Participant Feedback

I improved my communication skills and my overall confidence during the programme. I am confident when public speaking and have met people with similar interests to me thanks to this programme.

Research Challenge Student

Alec Reed Academy

This has been an amazing opportunity and I am very excited to see what we do next.

Research Challenge Student

Islington Collegiate Sixth Form