We are pleased to announce the receipt of a collaboration grant between the University of Melbourne, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
The joint funding from the University of Melbourne and the Berlin University Alliance allows the creation of an international graduate program around digital technologies to measure and support sustainable health behaviour change. By bringing together medical research, behavioural psychology, and computing science, the joint graduate program aims to develop a new generation of interdisciplinary experts developing solutions for measuring and promoting behaviour change for patients with chronic and acute conditions and testing their effectiveness in both the Australian and German health context.
The research will focus on the in-field deployment of technologies to create and monitor health behaviours related to hygiene, nutrition, physical activity, medication adherence and self-management of chronic conditions. The initiative is led by Dr Tilman Dingler and Dr Dominika Kwasnicka from the University of Melbourne and Dr Jan Keller from the Freie Universität Berlin with the support of our NHMRC Center for Research Excellence (CRE) in Interactive Digital Technology to Transform Australia’s Chronic Disease Outcomes. More details will be circulated in the coming weeks.