Research focus and projects
The strategic research focus for the Digital Health Research Network includes:
- making an impact on people’s health through digital technologies
- consumer engagement and empowerment
- participation in health enabled by technology
- effective evidence-based digital interventions
- redefining models of care and services
- supporting health professionals in their work
- promoting health and digital health literacy
- overcoming barriers to care and adoption of technologies.
Researchers of the Digital Health Research Network are engaging in a range of projects that align with our strategic focus areas. The following are a few examples.
IT and Me: An online survey of digital technology use by people living with long-term health conditions
Project description: To investigate the use and therapeutic affordances of digital technologies for adults living with long-term health conditions. The project also explores the relationships between people’s use of digital technology, their illness experiences, and health and well-being.
Impact of subjective loneliness on social functioning and mental health symptoms: Connecting with others in older age
Project description: To obtain information about how older adults experience loneliness. The project investigates how they use information and advice they receive in different ways digitally to help with social interactions.