Alison Hadley OBE
Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
University of Bedfordshire
Luton, LU1 3JU
m: 07449 905073
The Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange is the first national source of expert knowledge and advice on all aspects of teenage pregnancy.
The Director, Alison Hadley OBE, led the previous Government's successful Teenage Pregnancy Strategy which reduced under-18 conception rates by over 55% and helped improve support for young parents and their children.
Teenage pregnancy remains a priority for national and local government. The Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange offers training, consultancy, research and support to help transfer the learning to new strategic leaders, commissioners and frontline practitioners.
Two articles in the Journal of Adolescent Health and Reproductive Health, co-authored with WHO analyse the success of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and how the lessons can be applied has be applied in other countries.
The JAH article analyses the strategy against the WHO Expand-Net Framework and confirms it matches the seven attributes identified by the Centre for Global Development for effective scaled up programmes.