SCAMP study celebrates research challenge pupils

Research Challenge pupils who have participated in the SCAMP study have been celebrated at a recent awards ceremony.

On Monday 20 March, colleagues from the School of Public Health and the Mohn Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing, along with schools from across London, gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Research Challenge pupils who contributed to the latest phase of the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP).

As the largest study of its kind, SCAMP aims to investigate the impact of mobile phones and social media on the cognitive development, brain function and physical and mental health of young people. The study is part of the Mohn Centre’s work, which aims to unpick the complex network of interactions between environmental, behavioural, genetic and molecular factors to improve the health of children and young people.

Founded in 2014 with contributions from over 30 researchers across six universities, SCAMP has entered a fourth wave entitled the ‘Research Challenge’ which has given sixth form pupils the opportunity to lead the research in their respective schools. The 80 Research Challenge pupils have been providing fresh insights into how their peers interact with mobile phones and have collected cognitive data and biosamples from over 1,000 of their peers.

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