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A mobile phone intervention for reducing alcohol consumption delivered during drinking events: development, testing and translation

posted on 2018-01-04, 03:51 authored by CASSANDRA JANE CARLIN WRIGHT
Studies have shown that brief interventions delivered using web and mobile phone platforms can be effective for reducing alcohol consumption in young people. Mobile phones in particular offer opportunities to collect data and deliver interventions anywhere and anytime, due to their high usage and portability. This thesis addresses a gap in this emerging area of research, by contributing to the literature on mobile phone-delivered, real-time alcohol intervention. An improved understanding of the feasibility, acceptability, implementation and efficacy of an alcohol intervention will assist in informing future developments in this field. This thesis further elucidates barriers to translation from research to practice for mHealth and social media interventions.


Principal supervisor

Megan Su Cheng Lim

Additional supervisor 1

Paul Dietze

Additional supervisor 2

Belinda Crockett

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Additional Institution or Organisation

Burnet Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences