SPHERE Seminar: Monitoring and Modification of Behaviour: Physical and mental health applications in SPHERE

12 June 2014, 11.00 AM - 12 June 2014, 11.00 AM

Venue: Room 0.3 Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Rd. Speaker: Prof. Marcus Munafo (Professor of Biological Psychology)

Health behaviour (e.g., smoking, diet) and mental health are major contributors to the burden of disease in developed countries such as the UK. Interventions to promote healthy behaviours and improve mental health exist, but they are typically delivered only when the individual seeks them out. SPHERE provides a unique opportunity to test the feasibility of monitoring behaviour in the home and delivering interventions proactively. I will discuss three potential applications, relating to smoking, obesity and depression.

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