Sustainable implementation of effective interventions focused on healthy 24-hour movement behaviours for teenagers is a key challenge. By introducing youth-centred evidence-informed co-creation, YoPA proposes an alternative approach to tackle the complex real-world societal challenges of physical inactivity and health inequalities in both Europe and Africa. In this novel participatory approach, teenagers themselves will be central to the implementation and evaluation of holistic, systemic interventions tailored to their local communities.About your role
Together with academic researchers and local stakeholders, youth will take a leading role in 1) mapping the local system, including needs and opportunities; 2) tailoring interventions to the local context; 3) implementing, and 4) evaluating interventions guided by our novel SUPER-AIM framework - assessing local Systems, User perspectives, the Participatory co-creation process, Reach, Effects, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance of interventions in an integrated manner. YoPA will nurture sustainable implementation of youth-responsive preventive interventions tailored to the local context, improving their agency, movement behaviours and wellbeing, ultimately reducing health inequalities.
As a PhD student in the EC-funded YoPA project your challenge is to coordinate, implement and evaluate the youth centred co-creation in Amsterdam and closely collaborate with the PhD students appointed in Denmark, Nigeria and South Africa.
Your specific responsibilities will be to:
- Set-up, coordinate, implement and evaluate the youth centred co-creation in Amsterdam together with youth in the community to co-create social and/or physical environmental interventions and improve their individual and collective agency in the process;
- Report on findings by leading and contributing to scientific articles;
- Present findings at (inter)national meetings/conferences;
- Network and collaborate with PhD students from Denmark, Nigeria, and South Africa;
- Contribute to educational activities of the department.