Dr Honor Young
Lecturer in quantitative research methods / Research associate
I joined Cardiff School of Social Sciences in February 2014 where I am both a lecturer in quantitative research methods as part of the Q-Step Programme and a Research Associate for PHIRN (the Public Health Improvement Research Network). Before joining Cardiff University, I worked as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway working on the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study.
Educated at Cardiff University (BSc Psychology), I am also a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD, PgCTHE and MSc Health Psychology). My academic background is in Psychology with specific focus on Health Psychology. My PhD and Post-Doctoral research used mixed methods to explore adolescent sexual risk-taking and teenage pregnancy. Currently, my research interests include adolescent sexual health and sexual risk-taking behaviour, youth participation in research design and the application of quantitative methods in social science.
Honours and awards
2014 - PhD Health Psychology and Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University,
2013 - PgCERT Teaching in Higher Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University,
2009 - MSc Health Psychology,
2008, University of Wales, - BSc Psychology, Cardiff University
British Psychological Society (BPS),
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Introduction to Social Science Research (year one)
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (year two, convenor)
Identity and Individual Differences (year two)
Migration, 'Race' and Ethnic Relations (year two)
Dissertation supervision (year three)
My main research interests are in the area of health psychology and public health. I am interested in the social determinants of young people's health, wellbeing and health behaviours and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve public health. In particular, my research interests include adolescent sexual health and sexual behaviour with a specific focus on teenage pregnancy. I am also interested in youth participation in research design and the application of quantitative methods in social science.