Ashleigh Alderson: “The role of artificial intelligence in young people’s sexual health” (working title)

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My PhD project will consider the sexual and reproductive health of young people, how their needs are currently being met and how artificial intelligence can be used to address their needs. The research will be cross cultural focussing on youths in the North East of England and in South Africa where the context in which poor sexual and reproductive health occurs will be studied, for example there will be considerations towards poverty and gender roles.

Prior to starting this project, I had studied Psychology (BSc) and Health Psychology and Clinical Skills (MSc) at Teesside University. My dissertation projects examined the perceptions of the mobile dating app Tinder on young people’s sexual health, and the acceptability/perceptions of self-testing for STIs and cervical cancer on women’s sexual and reproductive health.