Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 16.02.06.pngWe’re running a free e-seminar on Wed 11th Sept, 9.30pm GMT with Dr Robyn Whittaker and Dr Rosie Dobson. Please join us for the live-stream or watch on YouTube after the event has finished:

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Watch the e-Seminar here:

e-Seminar Title: “Using text messaging to extend diabetes self-management support outside the clinic environment”

Innovative interventions are needed to address the growing burden of diabetes and associated costly and debilitating long-term complications. This seminar will present the evidence for a text message based diabetes self-management support programme for people with poorly controlled diabetes. The programme was developed through extensive end-user consultation and was designed to focus on those with low technology access, those living more remotely, and those from indigenous and ethnic minority populations. The programme’s effectiveness was assessed in a randomised controlled trial with participants followed up at 9 months and 2 years. The presentation will also include discussion of the challenges of implementing such programmes after research is complete.


Dr Rosie Dobson – Health Psychologist and Research Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Robyn Whittaker – Public Health Physician and Associate Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

You can also view our 2 previous mHealth e-seminars here:

Prof Niall Winters and Dr Judith McCool:
Dr Alain Labrique and Dr Smisha Agarwal:

If you would like to give a free e-Seminar, please contact me: to let me know! We’re aiming to do an e-seminar about every 4 weeks.

Best wishes,

Dr Chris Paton
Editor, Health Informatics Forum,
Clinical Researcher, University of Oxford, UK

HIFA profile: Chris Paton is a Researcher at the Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK. chris.paton AT