We think that ‘youth’ is not a distinct species and there is a real risk of patronising or lionising them in research. Of course we need to keep up with the language and values of youth culture; and we need to be alert to their sensitivities concerning the research process.

But ultimately they’re subject to the same emotional and rational drivers as everyone else. And that’s what we focus on.

To find out more, contact Peter Totman or Alex Johnston