Dr Greg Wadley

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 303
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Technology for Health and Wellbeing

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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. Webb M, Wadley G, Sanci L. Experiences of general practitioners and practice support staff using a health and lifestyle screening app in primary health care: Implementation case study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 4. DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.8778
  2. 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 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. University of Toronto. 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.2196/resprot.8813
  3. Davidson S, Wadley G, Reavley N, Gunn J, Fletcher S. Psychological distress and unmet mental health needs among urban taxi drivers: A cross-sectional survey. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. Blackwell Science Asia. 2018, Vol. 52, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1177/0004867417741556
  4. Lawrence C, Leong TW, Gay V, Woods A, Wadley G. #thismymob: Digital land rights and reconnecting indigenous communities. ozchi workshop brisbane 2017. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156192
  5. Santesteban-Echarri O, Rice S, Wadley G, Lederman R, D'Alfonso S, Russon P, Chambers R, Miles C, Gilbertson T, Gleeson J, McGorry P, Álvarez-JimÉnez 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. 2017, Vol. 9. DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2017.06.002
  6. D'Alfonso S, Santesteban-Echarri O, Rice S, Wadley G, Lederman R, Miles C, Gleeson J, Alvarez M. Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Online Social Therapy for Youth Mental Health. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue JUN. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00796
  7. Smith M, Wadley G, Daly O, Webb M, Hughson J, Hajek J, Parker A, Woodward-Kron R, Story D. Designing an app for pregnancy care for a culturally and linguistically diverse community. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3152807
  8. Webb M, Wadley G, Sanci L. Improving Patient-Centered Care for Young People in General Practice With a Codesigned Screening App: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH. JMIR Publications. 2017, Vol. 5, Issue 8. DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.7816
  9. Gleeson J, Lederman R, Koval P, Wadley G, Bendall C, Cotton S, Herrman H, Crisp K, Alvarez M. Moderated Online Social Therapy: A Model for Reducing Stress in Carers of Young People Diagnosed with Mental Health Disorders. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. Frontiers Research Foundation. 2017, Vol. 8. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00485
  10. Smith M, Ploderer B, Wadley G, Webber S, Borland R. Trajectories of Engagement and Disengagement with a Story-Based Smoking Cessation App. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3026054
  11. Wadley G. How psychoactive drugs shape human culture: A multi-disciplinary perspective. BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 126. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2016.04.008
  12. 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. DOI: 10.1111/eip.12354
  13. Wadley G. Mood-enhancing technology. 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016. Editors: Parker C. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010954
  14. 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. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838806
  15. 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. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838756

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