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Dr Rosie Dobson

MSc, PgDipHlthPsych, PhD
Dr Rosie Dobson

Research Field

Health psychology

Location

University of Auckland

Rosie's clinical work as a Health Psychologist highlighted the inequities in access to psychology services and led her to conduct research investigating how digital tools could make health services more accessible.

Dr Rosie Dobson is a Registered Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow based at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland and i3 at Waitematā District Health Board. Her clinical work as a Health Psychologist highlighted the inequities in access to psychology services and led her to conduct research investigating how digital tools could make health services more accessible. Her research work focuses on the development and evaluation of digital health tools to provide accessible health care and support to people within their daily lives. She has experience in leading co-design and end-user engagement, study design and set-up, the conduct of randomised controlled trials and mixed methods evaluations, and implementation into practice. She has been involved in the development and trial of digital health tools in a range of areas, including diabetes, maternal and child health, smoking cessation, alcohol brief intervention, lifestyle behaviour change, and pulmonary rehabilitation. She is an invited expert to the WHO’s ‘Be Healthy Be Mobile’ global mHealth initiative for non-communicable diseases.

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