Dr Greg Wadley

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 9.15
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Anthropology of Drug Use
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Technology for Health and Wellbeing

Personal webpage



Greg Wadley is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. He has studied the application of technology to health and wellbeing in areas such as youth mental health, adult mental health, social connectedness, smoking cessation, health screening, Asperger's syndrome, chronic pain, and climate change, and has authored papers on anthropology of drug use and research in sensitive settings.

He has conducted collaborative research with organizations including Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the Royal Childrens Hospital, the Australian Catholic University, and Quit Victoria, as well as the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Architecture, Building and Planning within the University of Melbourne.

Recent publications

  1. Wadley G. How psychoactive drugs shape human culture: A multi-disciplinary perspective. BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 126.
  2. Rice S, Gleeson J, Davey C, Hetrick S, Parker A, Lederman R, Wadley G, Murray G, Herrman H, Chambers R, Russon P, Miles C, D'Alfonso S, Thurley M, Chinnery GL, Gilbertson T, Eleftheriadis D, Barlow E, Cagliarini D, Toh JW, McAlpine S, Koval P, Bendall C, Jansen JE, Hamilton M, McGorry P, Alvarez M. Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: Pilot study of a 'next generation' online intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. Blackwell Publishing Asia. 2016.
  3. Wadley G. Mood-enhancing technology. 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI). 2016.
  4. Estrada Martinez De Alva F, Wadley G, Lederman R. 'It feels different from real life': Users' opinions of mobile applications for mental health. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  5. Webb M, Sanci L, Kauer S, Wadley G. Designing a health screening tool to help young people communicate with their general practitioner. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  6. Heidari A, Kazemzadeh Y, Wadley G. ICT’s Effect on Parents’ Feelings of Presence, Awareness, and Connectedness during a Child’s Hospitalization. 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). University of South Australia. 2015.
  8. Waycott J, Wadley G, Schutt S, Stabolidis A, Lederman R. The challenge of technology research in sensitive settings: Case studies in 'Sensitive HCI'. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  9. Wadley G, Carter M, Gibbs M. Voice in Virtual Worlds: The Design, Use, and Influence of Voice Chat in Online Play. HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2015, Vol. 30, Issue 3-4.
  10. Wadley G, Bumpus A, Green R. Citizen involvement in the design of technology for climate change adaptation projects in the Pacific. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014. 2014.
  11. Wadley G, Vetere F, Hopkins E, Green J, Kulik L. Exploring ambient technology for connecting hospitalised children with school and home. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 72, Issue 8-9.
  12. Lederman R, Wadley G, Gleeson J, Bendall C, Alvarez M. Moderated online social therapy: Designing and evaluating technology for mental health. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery. 2014, Vol. 21, Issue 1.
  13. Paay J, Kjeldskov J, Brinthaparan U, Lichon L, Rasmussen S, Srikandaraja N, Smith M, Wadley G, Ploderer B. Quitty: Using technology to persuade smokers to quit. Proceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational. 2014.
  14. Gleeson J, Lederman R, Wadley G, Bendall C, McGorry P, Alvarez M. Safety and privacy outcomes from a moderated online social therapy for young people with first-episode psychosis. Psychiatric Services. American Psychiatric Press. 2014, Vol. 65, Issue 4.
  15. Smith M, Wadley G, Webber S, Ploderer B, Lederman R. Unbounding the interaction design problem: The contribution of HCI in three interventions for well-being. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014. 2014.

View a full list of publications on the University of Melbourne’s ‘Find An Expert’ profile