Dr Louise Thornton


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Louise joined NDARC in 2015 to take up a UNSW Vice-Chancellor Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Louise completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Newcastle. Her thesis investigated attitudes and perceptions regarding tobacco, alcohol and cannabis among people with and without mental disorders.  In 2013 Louise travelled to the United States to work with Professor Bonnie Spring in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago as a part of the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use.  Her current research interests include: the role of the Internet, web 2.0 and mobile technologies in improving health and health research; and multiple health behaviour change. During her fellowship at NDARC Louise will be working to develop and evaluate a mobile application to address substance use and other health risk behaviours among people with mental health problems.

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