Engaging disadvantaged mothers through mHealth to encourage infant feeding behaviours that promote healthy weight gain

Sarah Taki is conducting her PhD study, which is nested within the Growing healthy Program. The broad aims of the PhD research are to evaluate a mHealth intervention (the Growing healthy” app) that delivers expert advice to parents of young babies about infant feeding. This PhD study will use the Behaviour Change Wheel model and a number of qualitative and quantitative studies to explore and understand how to enhance participants’ engagement in a mHealth intervention. Furthermore this study will assess how the participants engaged with the intervention by assessing the impact on their knowledge around infant feeding and behaviours and exploring participants’ perceptions on the usefulness of the app.  

Status: To be sumbitted in October 2016. 

Contact: Please contact Associate Professor Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Stream 1 leader: Elizabeth.Denney-Wilson@uts.edu.au