Reach Health Promotion Innovations

Mobile technology for health behaviour change


/dev/world (yet again)

In August, REACH HPI Director James White travelled to Melbourne to attend Australia's longest running mobile development conference, /dev/world. This year was his eighth time in attendance, and fifth as an invited speaker. On this occasion James presented on one of his favourite subjects, the common failure to consider statistical significance in UX testing, and in particular when running A/B tests. If your workplace is looking to better incorporate some science into your testing, get in touch with James and he can share his rant passion. Or you can avoid that and watch the talk online right now.

CBC Conference 2018

In February 2018, REACH HPI's Becky White will be attending the fourth annual conference of the Centre for Behaviour Change, at University College London. Becky attended the conference in 2017, presenting her formative evaluation and early results investigating the Milk Man mobile app, as part of the Parent Infant Feeding Initiative. She will again present on Milk Man, this time adding results from the recently completed randomised controlled trial.

Research impact summit

The Research Impact Summit, hosted by Tamika Holden of Knowledge Translation Australia is a free, three day online summit happening this November with a focus on knowledge translation, research impact and implementation science. The line up of speakers promises thought provoking content from a diverse range of industry and research leaders. REACH HPIs Becky White will be speaking about the considerations needed when thinking about using mobile technology and apps as part of your knowledge translation strategy. "Researchers and practitioners are being required to demonstrate their research impact in a number of ways," Becky said. "I’m looking forward to sharing what we've learned, and hearing advice from some of the excellent speakers over the course of the summit." Free tickets are available now.

/dev/world (again)

Reach HPI’s James White recently presented at the 2016 /dev/world conference in Melbourne. One of Australia’s longest running developer conferences, this was James’ sixth year attending the conference, and third as an invited speaker. James gave a session titled “Design 101 for Programmers”, in which he presented a series of simple tips for improving mobile and web design, for those without a strong design background. The session is available online.

AHPA conference

REACH HPI's Becky White and James White will be presenting a workshop at the 2016 Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, on 19 June, in Perth. The workshop, titled Mobile Technology in Health Promotion, will present a broad overview of the app development process, from idea
to finished product, and beyond.

YOW! West

This week REACH HPI's designer-in-chief James White presented at the YOW! West developer conference in Perth. James’ design-focused session was well-attended and well-received, and is available for online viewing.

/dev/world 2015

REACH HPI's James White recently presented at the 2015 /dev/world conference in Melbourne. /dev/world is Australia's longest running developer conference; this was James' fifth year attending, and second year presenting. Entitled "Paint all the code", James' presentation demonstrated a new technique for creating images in code, rather than using static image files, an approach that can potentially make apps smaller to download, quicker, and more adaptable to a range of devices and screen sizes. For anyone interested in diving into the intricacies of CoreGraphics image generation, James' presentation is available for viewing.

The bigger picture

James White recently returned from Malaga, in the south of Spain, where he presented his doctoral research at the conference Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research. This is the annual conference of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the foremost academic journal in the field of digital health. Read More...

/dev/world 2014

James White will be presenting at this year’s /dev/world conference in Melbourne, from September 29-30. Now in its seventh year, /dev/world is Australia’s oldest Mac and iOS developer conference, and is attended by some of Australia and New Zealand’s best mobile and desktop application developers. James has attended /dev/world on three previous occasions, but this will be his first time as a presenter. His session will cover analytics and evaluation of mobile apps.

Medicine 2.0

James White has been invited to present at the conference Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research. The conference will take place from 9-10 October 2014 in Malaga, Spain, and will bring together the world’s premier digital health practitioners.

Apple scholarship

James White has been awarded an Apple scholarship to attend the Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC), in San Francisco, from 2-6 June 2014. WWDC is an annual conference attracting more than 5000 iOS and Mac developers from around the world. With tickets in high demand, Apple ensures that talented student developers have an opportunity to attend by awarding 200 scholarships each year. James said, “Attending WWDC is a wonderful opportunity to network with other developers and to receive training and advice from Apple’s best engineers. To receive this scholarship is really gratifying, and I intend to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself.” Read Curtin University’s article about this award.

SiREN workshop update

REACH HPI’s Becky and James White presented a half-day satellite workshop at the 2014 symposium of the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN). More than 50 participants attended, from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines, creating a fascinating forum for discussing innovations in sexual health promotion. Read More...

Sexual health, social media and mobile technology workshop

REACH HPI will be presenting a half day satellite workshop at the upcoming SiREN sexual health symposium in Perth. The theme for the symposium is ‘Building the foundations for innovation’, and the workshop will cover the use of social media and mobile technology in sexual health promotion, including regulations, ethics, privacy and evaluation. Read More...