Dr Simon D'Alfonso

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  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Cyberpsychology
  • Digital Mental Health
  • Expert Systems and Knowledge Representation
  • Formal Epistemology and Decision Theory

Personal webpage

http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/dalfonso/

Biography

Research fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems within the University of Melbourne. Presently working mainly in the areas of artificial intelligence and e-psychology/cyberpsychology. Affiliated with the Orygen youth mental health centre, being a member of its e-mental health team eOrygen and lead programmer of the Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) project.

Recent publications

  1. Mcenery, C.; Lim, MH.; Knowles, A.; Rice, S.; Gleeson, J.; Howell, S.; Russon, P.; Miles, C.; D'alfonso, S.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Development of a Moderated Online Intervention to Treat Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis. Frontiers in Psychiatry. FRONTIERS MEDIA SA. 2019, Vol. 10. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00581
  2. Alvarez-jimenez, M.; Bendall, S.; Koval, P.; Rice, S.; Cagliarini, D.; Valentine, L.; D'alfonso, S.; Miles, C.; Russon, P.; Penn, DL.; Phillips, J.; Lederman, R.; Wadley, G.; Killackey, E.; Santesteban-echarri, O.; Mihalopoulos, C.; Herrman, H.; Gonzalez-blanch, C.; Gilbertson, T.; Lal, S.; Chambers, R.; Daglas-georgiou, R.; Latorre, C.; Cotton, SM.; Mcgorry, PD.; Gleeson, JF. HORYZONS trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a moderated online social therapy to maintain treatment effects from first-episode psychosis services. BMJ Open. BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP. 2019, Vol. 9, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024104
  3. Lederman, R.; Gleeson, J.; Wadley, G.; D'alfonso, S.; Rice, S.; Santesteban-echarri, O.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Support for Carers of Young People with Mental Illness: Design and Trial of a Technology-Mediated Therapy. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2019, Vol. 26, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1145/3301421
  4. Alvarez-jimenez, M.; Gleeson, JF.; Bendall, S.; Penn, DL.; Yung, AR.; Ryan, RM.; Eleftheriadis, D.; D'alfonso, S.; Rice, S.; Miles, C.; Russon, P.; Lederman, R.; Chambers, R.; Gonzalez-blanch, C.; Lim, MH.; Killackey, E.; Mcgorry, PD.; Nelson, B. Enhancing social functioning in young people at Ultra High Risk (UHR) for psychosis: A pilot study of a novel strengths and mindfulness-based online social therapy. Schizophrenia Research. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2018, Vol. 202, pp. 369-377. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.022
  5. Rice, S.; Gleeson, J.; Leicester, S.; Bendall, S.; D'alfonso, S.; Gilbertson, T.; Killackey, E.; Parker, A.; Lederman, R.; Wadley, G.; Santesteban-echarri, O.; Pryor, I.; Mawren, D.; Ratheesh, A.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Implementation of the Enhanced Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST+) Model Within a National Youth E-Mental Health Service (eheadspace): Protocol for a Single Group Pilot Study for Help-Seeking Young People. JMIR Research Protocols. JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.2196/resprot.8813
  6. D'alfonso, S.; Carpenter, N.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Making the MOST out of Smartphone Opportunities for Mental Health. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, pp. 577-581. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292230
  7. 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, G.; Gilbertson, T.; Eleftheriadis, D.; Barlow, E.; Cagliarini, D.; Toh, J-W.; Mcalpine, S.; Koval, P.; Bendall, S.; Jansen, JE.; Hamilton, M.; Mcgorry, P.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Moderated online social therapy for depression relapse prevention in young people: pilot study of a "next generation' online intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. WILEY. 2018, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 613-625. DOI: 10.1111/eip.12354
  8. D'alfonso, S. Truthlikeness and the Lottery Paradox via the Preface Paradox. Australasian Journal of Philosophy. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2018, Vol. 96, Issue 2, pp. 391-397. DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2017.1372491
  9. Santesteban-echarri, O.; Rice, S.; Wadley, G.; Lederman, R.; D'alfonso, S.; Russon, P.; Chambers, R.; Miles, CJ.; Gilbertson, T.; Gleeson, JF.; Mcgorry, PD.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. A next-generation social media-based relapse prevention intervention for youth depression: Qualitative data on user experience outcomes for social networking, safety, and clinical benefit. Internet Interventions. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2017, Vol. 9, pp. 65-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2017.06.002
  10. D'alfonso, S.; Santesteban-echarri, O.; Rice, S.; Wadley, G.; Lederman, R.; Miles, C.; Gleeson, J.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Online Social Therapy for Youth Mental Health. Frontiers in Psychology. FRONTIERS MEDIA SA. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue JUN. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00796
  11. D’alfonso, S. Belief merging with the aim of truthlikeness. Synthese. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 2016, Vol. 193, Issue 7, pp. 2013-2034. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0825-y
  12. D'alfonso, S. The logic of knowledge and the flow of information. Minds and Machines. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 2014, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 307-325. DOI: 10.1007/s11023-013-9310-x
  13. D'alfonso, S. Towards a framework for semantic information. . 2012.
  14. D'alfonso, S. Explicating a Standard Externalist Argument Against the KK Principle. Logos & Episteme. Philosophy Documentation Center. , Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 399-406. DOI: 10.5840/logos-episteme2013442
  15. Rice, S.; Gleeson, J.; Leicester, S.; Bendall, S.; D'alfonso, S.; Gilbertson, T.; Killackey, E.; Parker, A.; Lederman, R.; Wadley, G.; Santesteban-echarri, O.; Pryor, I.; Mawren, D.; Ratheesh, A.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. Implementation of the Enhanced Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST+) Model Within a National Youth E-Mental Health Service (eheadspace): Protocol for a Single Group Pilot Study for Help-Seeking Young People. . JMIR Publications Inc.. . DOI: 10.2196/preprints.8813
  16. D'alfonso, S.; Phillips, J.; Valentine, L.; Gleeson, J.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. The Ethics and Design Principles of an Online Social Therapy System (Preprint). JMIR Mental Health. JMIR Publications Inc.. . DOI: 10.2196/14866
  17. D'alfonso, S.; Phillips, J.; Valentine, L.; Gleeson, J.; Alvarez-jimenez, M. The Ethics and Design Principles of an Online Social Therapy System (Preprint). . JMIR Publications Inc.. . DOI: 10.2196/preprints.14866

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