“Health promoting universities and colleges infuse health into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates" — the Okanagan Charter: Shared Aspirations


Journal articles, books, and chapters

Cawood, J., Dooris, M. and Powell, S. (2010) Healthy Universities: shaping the future. Perspectives in Public Health 130 (6): 259-260.

Doherty, S., Cawood, J. & Dooris, M. (2011) Applying the whole system settings approach to food within universities. Perspectives in Public Health 131(5): 217-224

Doherty, S. & Dooris, M. (2006) The healthy settings approach: the growing interest within colleges and universities. Education and Health 24: 42-43.

Dooris M. (2001) The ‘health promoting university’: a critical exploration of theory and practice. Health Education 101: 51-60.

Dooris, M. & Doherty, S. (2010) Healthy Universities: current activity and future directions – findings and reflections from a national-level qualitative research study. Health Promotion International 25(1):94-106.

Dooris, M. & Doherty, S. (2010) Healthy Universities: current activity and future directions – findings and reflections from a national-level qualitative research study. Global Health Promotion 17(3): 6-16.

Dooris, M., Doherty, S., Cawood, J. & Powell, S. (2012) The Healthy Universities Approach: Adding Value to the Higher Education Sector. Chapter in: Scriven, A. and Hodgins, M. Health Promotion Settings: Principles and Practice. London: Sage.

Dooris, M. Doherty, S.& Orme, J. (2016) The Application of Salutogenesis in Universities. In: Mittelmark, MB. Sagy, S. Eriksson, M. et al, editors. The Handbook of Salutogenesis [Internet]. Cham (CH): Springer; 2017. Chapter 23. Available from: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-04600-6_23

Dooris, M. Farrier, A. Doherty, S. Holt, M. Monk, R. & Powell, S. (2016) The UK Healthy Universities self-review tool: whole system impact, Health Promotion International. 1-10

Dooris, M., Wills, J. and Newton, J. (2014) Theorising Healthy Settings: a critical discussion with reference to Healthy Universities. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 42 (Suppl 15): 7–16.

Holt, M., Monk, R., Powell, S. and Dooris, M. (2015) Student perceptions of a healthy university. Public Health. 129: 674-683.

Holt, M. & Powell, S. (2016) Healthy Universities: a guiding framework for universities to examine the distinctive health needs of its own student population.  Perspectives in Public Health 137(1): 53-58.

Kosarchyn, C. (2014) Creating a Framework for a Health Promoting University Virginia Journal, 35(2):7-11. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/vahperd.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Communicator-Journal/Vahperd_Fall14_PROOF.PDF 

Newton, J., Dooris, M. and Wills, J. (2016) Healthy universities: an example of a whole-system health-promoting setting. Global Health Promotion 23 (Suppl. 1): 57-65.

Orme, J. & Dooris, M. (2010) Integrating Health and Sustainability: the Higher Education Sector as a timely catalyst. Health Education Research 25(3): 425-437.

Stanton, A. et al (2013) Building healthy campus communities: The adaptation of a workplace tool to understand better student wellbeing within higher education settings. Education & Health 31 (3):84-90.

Suárez-Reyes, M. and Van den Broucke, S. (2016) Implementing the Health Promoting University approach in culturally different contexts: a systematic review. Global Health Promotion 23 (Suppl. 1): 46-56.

Tsouros, A., Dowding, G., Thomson, J. & Dooris, M. (eds.) (1998) Health Promoting Universities. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe http://www.euro.who.int/document/e60163.pdf

Waterworth, C., Thorpe, A., (2017). Applying the Okanagan Charter in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association: Number 49.

Xiangyang T., Lan Z., Xueping M., Tao Z., Yuzhen S. & Jagusztyn M. (2003) Beijing health promoting universities: practice and evaluation. Health Promotion International 18: 107-113.

Reports and other publications

Dooris, M., Cawood, J., Doherty, S. & Powell, S. (2010) Healthy Universities: Concept, Model and Framework for Applying the Healthy Settings Approach within Higher Education in England. Final Project Report – March 2010. Preston: UCLan / London: RSPH. http://www.healthyuniversities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/HU-Final_Report-FINAL_v21.pdf

Dooris, M. & Doherty, S. (2009) National Research and Development Project on Healthy Universities: Final Report. York: Higher Education Academy. http://www.healthyuniversities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DoorisDoherty-FinalReport.pdf.

Dooris, M. Powell, S. & Farrier, A. (2018) Healthy Universities: Whole University Leadership for Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability. Final Report. London: Advance HE https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/research-resources/publications-hub/index.cfm/SDP2017UCLAN

Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (2015) http://hdl.handle.net/2429/54938. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2011) Mental Health of students in higher education, The Royal College of Psychiatrists College Report CR166.

Universities UK (2015) Student Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education: Good Practice Guide. London: Universities UK. http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Documents/2015/student-mental-wellbeing-in-he.pdf

Universities UK. (2015) Changing the culture: Report of Universities UK Taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students. http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/reports/Pages/changing-the-culture-final-report.aspx

Universities UK (2017) Stepchange: Mental Health in Higher Education.http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/stepchange

Research and publications evidence on settings-based and systems approaches to health, wellbeing and sustainability promotion on campuses.

Wellbeing in higher education

Wellbeing and academic achievement