Honor Young 

Summary


Position: Academic Associate / PhD Student
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Director of Studies: Dr Caroline Limbert
E-mail: hoyoung@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 2020 1175
Room No: D3.25

Research


Honor is a third year PhD Research Student at Cardiff Metropolitan University undertaking research into adolescents’ attitudes to unprotected sex, teenage pregnancy and young parenthood. Her research interests include the knowledge attitudes and beliefs of young people towards sexual health and teenage pregnancy. Honor’s MSc Health Psychology dissertation was focused on female adolescent perceptions of teenage pregnancy and motherhood. Honor is currently in training to become a Chartered Psychologist and HPC registered health psychologist.

Honor’s PhD research uses mixed methodology to explore adolescents’ attitudes towards unprotected sex, pregnancy and parenthood across Wales. The research will add to the understanding of teenage pregnancy by examining the views and experiences of teenagers themselves. It will contribute to the body of knowledge relating to teenage pregnancy by highlighting salient high-risk variables which may set adolescents on a trajectory to young parenthood. The findings will build on existing knowledge and understanding and may be used to support the development of interventions to reduce teenage pregnancy.

Publications


  • Paper: Young, H., Mercer, J., Limbert, C. and Thirlaway, k. (2012). “How come you haven’t got no kids?” Research Review. 2: 26 – 27.
  • Poster: Young, H., Mercer, J. Limbert, C. and Thirlaway, K. (2012) Welsh teenagers’ attitudes towards teenage pregnancy: Findings from a qualitative study. Together for Public Health: Welsh Public Health Conference.
  • Poster: Young, H., Mercer, J. Limbert, C. and Thirlaway, K. (2012) Young people’s attitudes towards unprotected sex and teenage pregnancy: Results from a qualitative study. 5th Annual Academic Associate Poster Symposium
  • Poster: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). Welsh teenagers’ attitudes towards unprotected sex and pregnancy: Results from a qualitative study. 25th European Health Psychology Conference - Engaging with Other Health Professions: Challenges and Perspectives. Crete.
  • Oral: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). Adolescents’ perspectives on teenage pregnancy: a qualitative study. 26th Annual PsyPAG Conference.
  • Poster: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). Unprotected sex and pregnancy: Teenage perceptions. University of Wales Research Students Conference.
  • Poster: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). Young Peoples’ attitudes towards unprotected sex and pregnancy. 4th Annual Academic Associate Poster Symposium.
  • Oral: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). The attitudes of young people towards unprotected sex and pregnancy. British Medical Association/Royal College of General Practitioners Teenage Pregnancy Seminar. Teenage Pregnancy: The Human Cost.
  • Oral: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2011). Adolescents’ attitudes towards unprotected sex and pregnancy. All Wales Sexual Health Network Annual Conference. Teenage Pregnancy in Wales: Implications and Interventions.
  • Poster: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2010). Teenagers’ attitudes towards unprotected sex and pregnancy. 25th Annual PsyPAG Conference.
  • Poster: Young, H., Limbert, C., Mercer, J. and Thirlaway, K. (2010). Wales’ highest mountain: Reducing teenage pregnancy. 3rd Annual Academic Associate Poster Symposium.