Reach Health Promotion Innovations

Mobile technology for health behaviour change

PIFI scholarship

Becky White has been awarded the 2014 Parent Infant Feeding Initiative (PIFI) Scholarship, funded by Healthway and Curtin University’s School of Public Health. Becky will shortly begin a PhD project investigating the impact of partner attitudes on breastfeeding. As part of her project, Becky will be investigating how mobile technology can be used to impact on a health promotion initiative. 

“This project is right in line with our main areas of interest at Reach HPI,” Becky said. “We think mobile technology has huge potential for bringing users together, for sharing health experiences, and supporting people as they enter new life stages. Research and providing an evidence-base for the use of technology in health promotion is vital, and this is a terrific opportunity to contribute to an important health issue."