Imperial College London

Sarah P. Jones

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 3312 5324s.jones12

 
 
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Location

 

Institute of Global Health InnovationQueen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

DOCTORAL RESEARCH SUPERVISORS:   

PROFESSOR THE LORD ARA DARZI

PROFESSOR DR. IVAYLO VLAEV


RESEARCH FELLOW, IMPERIAL COLLEGE DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE

OTHER Collaborators & CO-authors:  

Shekhar Saxena, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization 

 Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School 

David Birch, Leader, Data Visualisation Group, Data Science Institute, Imperial College London

Yi-Ke Guo, Professor of Computing Science, Imperial College London

Naomi Radcliffe, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom

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RESEARCH AREAS: 

USING BIG DATA TO UNDERSTAND EMERGING CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND PREFERENCES IN BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

The convergence of digital communication technologies and behaviour change mechanisms with psychology

business models of mobile health

big data  / data visualisation for resource planning in health

IGHI

 

Consumer preferences and UI/UX for mobile health apps on tablet and mobile phones, the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College

Big data visualisations in the factorial analysis of risk factors and resource planning for non-public sector health providers, with the Data Observatory, a data visualisation studio and decision making space housed within the Data Science Institute at Imperial College

Development of mHealth behaviour change interventions in psychology, the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College

mHealth global health policy and mental health at the Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College and Fellow of WISH, World Innovation Summit for Health 

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the 50q study

 

The 50 Q Study, a questionnaire study about using mobile apps for stress and anxiety for adults 18+, is now closed.  Please email us using the link on the left of this page if you wish to be put on the mailing list for the results.

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Selected Journals and News

Download the article How Google's 'Ten Things We Know To Be True' Could Guide the Development of Mental Health Apps for free:

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From 2011 to 2030, mental health conditions are projected to cost the global economy $16 trillion through lost labor and capital output. The gold standard of psychological interventions, one-on-one therapy, is too costly and too labor-intensive to keep up with the projected growth in demand for mental health services. Therefore, new solutions are needed to improve the efficiency of mental health care delivery and to increase patient self-care. Because 85 percent of the world’s population has wireless signal coverage, there is an unprecedented opportunity for mobile technologies to incorporate psychological self-care into people’s daily lives and relieve workforce shortages. In this article, we suggest that policy makers look to technology innovators for guidance. For example, Google’s principles, called “Ten Things We Know To Be True,” are useful for understanding the drivers of success in mobile technologies. For principles such as “focus on the user and all else will follow,” we identify examples of how evidence-based mobile mental health technologies could increase patient self-care and reduce the demand for one-on-one psychological intervention.

Read other articles about mHealth and mMental Health citing this work here.

 

Read more about my discussion with the FT's Andrew Jack on mobile health innovation in Africa.

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Listen to the Imperial College podcast about my PhD project in mobile apps for stress and anxiety supervised by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, or read about Lord Darzi's view on the potential for smart phones in the area of mental health here.
Podcast

Publications

Journals

Jones SP, Patel V, Saxena S, et al., 2014, How Google's 'Ten Things We Know To Be True' Could Guide The Development Of Mental Health Mobile Apps, Health Affairs, Vol:33, ISSN:0278-2715, Pages:1603-1611

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