Mobile interventions for Public Health - November 12th
Robyn Whittaker and Malcolm Pollock are from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Mobile interventions for Public Health in New Zealand and Globally - Examples of Successful Scaling and Challenges for Development
Robyn Whittaker and Malcolm Pollock are from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Whittaker is also a public health physician in research and innovation at the Waitemata District Health Board. NIHI’s work ranges from large investigator-led community-based randomised controlled trial to smaller evaluation projects for national and local agencies and includes a number of eHealth projects. Their purpose is to work on developing and providing the evidence around innovative solutions to the major risks to health.Dr Whittaker’s mobile smoking cessation intervention is one of the few examples of a research-driven project that has successful been scaled and translated for use in other countries, including the UK, and her recent systematic review of smoking cessation interventions has been highly cited. She is currently working with the WHO/PAHO on a project to translate mHealth smoking cessation for use across the Pacific region. The seminar will describe issues around effectiveness, scaling and translation with reference to this and other planned mHealth interventions.
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 12.30pm
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 2.00pm
Anatomy Lecture Theatre. Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG