Working with schools

School pupils in a science lab

SHINE provides an infrastructure for school-based health improvement research in Scotland with the aim of narrowing the gap between schools, policy makers and academic researchers. Specifically it will seek to:

  • Help schools identify their key health and wellbeing needs using data collected using research validated measures
  • Increase the availability and relevance of research evidence for use in school planning and development;
  • Provide schools and policy makers with guidance on evidence-based health promotion programmes and interventions;
  • Facilitate and support school-led initiatives to promote young people’s health;
  • Develop closer links between schools and researchers to produce collaborative evidence which is more responsive to school needs;
  • Advise schools on best practice regarding external requests for participation in other research studies.