Our Health Informatics & Technology Research


NIHI's research into mobile phone-based health interventions is world-leading. This research programme explores innovative delivery methods such as mobile phones, internet and social media, for health interventions. The team also conducts basic and applied health informatics research, evaluates national health informatics and health IT projects, and is responsible for health infromatics education and training at the University of Auckland.

The research team comprises a public health medicine specialist, study manager, data manager and biostatistician, and collaborates widely with other experts and groups in New Zealand and overseas.

A novel mobile phone-based depression prevention programme for adolescents

A large UK-based study of the CTRU's text message mobile phone-based smoking cessation intervention

Health Informatics and Technology Research already completed by NIHI


The Caring Does Matter (CDM) initiative identifies cardiovascular medication adherence gaps; then delivers targeted structured care for the Pacific people identified with the gap.

An action research oriented evaluation of the New Zealand National Shared Care Planning Programme (NSCPP) pilot.

A randomised, controlled trial of a mobile phone, TXT message based smoking cessation intervention

A video-based smoking cessation intervention delivered via mobile phones

TXT2STOP is a UK pilot study of the CTRU's mobile phone text message-based smoking cessation intervention