Julie Hellesøe Christensen


Diabetes Prevention Research, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen


Research area
Qualitative research in relation to the development and evaluation of health promoting programmes for children and youth in complex settings, with a primary focus on physical activity and social relations.

Peer-to-peer approaches to health promotion with children and youth.

Current research
In 2018-2020 the purpose was to further develop a programme implemented by the street sports organisation, GAME. The development process focused on GAME’s youth-led activities in underserved neighbourhoods, particularly a volunteer education, programme structure and partnerships.
In 2021-2023, a process evaluation and impact evaluation of GAME’s programme will be conducted.

Partners: GAME, University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark.

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