2016 - mHealth Conference, Thursday 16th June

mHealth Conference 2016


Date: 16th June 2016


Venue: Aras Moyola, National University of Ireland Galway


Summary: The NUI Galway mHealth research group (based in the School of Psychology) will host an international and interdisciplinary conference on Mobile Health (mHealth) in Galway this Summer. The event will include expert keynote speakers, short presentations on innovative research, a round table discussion and poster presentations. This event is for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry partners and those representing patient groups.


The conference aims to bring together those interested in the potential of developments at the interface of behavioural science, health and mobile technology to bring about improvements in individual and population health. This event will build on a very successful event in June 2015.


Updated timetable (10th June 2016)

8.35 9.15

Registration and coffee

9.15 9.30

Welcome and official opening

NUIG President Professor Jim Browne

9.30 10.00

Professor David French

A population-wide SMS intervention to increase medication adherence in people with type 2 diabetes: The SUMMIT study.

10:00 10.30

Professor Sean Mackey & Dr Beth Darnall

Precision Surgical Care:  Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) as a Perioperative Learning Health System and Platform to Deliver Targeted, Internet-based Health Interventions

10:30 11:00

Professor Jennifer Stinson

Pain Squad

11.00 11.10

Short Q & A Panel Discussion

11.10 11:30

Coffee break and Poster Presentations


Avril Copeland TickerFit

Prescribing mHealth in Primary Care

12:00 12:30

Professor Susan Michie

Smartphone apps to change behaviour: Promises and pitfalls

12:30 12:45

Denise Manton

Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (www.tssg.org) at Waterford Institute of Technology

12:45 13:00

Short Q & A Panel Discussion

13:00 14.00

Lunch and Poster Presentations

14.00 14.30

Dr Felix Naughton

Pimp your app incorporating context awareness into a smoking cessation app

14.30 15.00

Dr Leanne Morrison

Methods and tools for creating digital behaviour change interventions: Introducing LifeGuide and the person-based approach

15:00 - 15:15

Eamonn Costello Patient


15:15 15:30


15.30 16.00

Dr Conor Linehan

Experience-Centered Design and Evaluation of mHealth Technology

16:00 16:15

Jim Gregg

Data security

16:15 16:30

Angeline Traynor

Internet delivered interventions for paediatric chronic pain

16.30 16.50

Expert panel discussion on mHealth interventions future directions

16:50 17:00

Poster prizes, twitter awards and conference closing


Conference chair: Dr Jane Walsh


All enquires to :  jane.walsh@nuigalway.ie