Monday, 13 August 2018

COPE: The ‘Choose your Own Parenting Experience’ Study

Being a new parent can be difficult. Psychoeducation has been shown to significantly benefit parents in the transition to parenthood. 

Researcher from the FIND lab (Family Interactions & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) at the University of Newcastle investigate the effects of game-based learning using an interactive m-health game. M-health is the use of mobile phones in health-based communication and games. The ‘Choose Your Own Parenting Experience’ is a fun, interactive, game-based experience modelled on the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ format designed to be played on your mobile phone. It is designed to equip parents with parenting tips and knowledge to help them on their parenting journey. 

This week, Miranda Cashin – Honours student at the Ourimbah campus under the supervision of Dr Linda Campbell – talked about her Honours research on ABC central Coast (7/8/2018) and 2NURFM (8/8/2018). Miranda did a fantastic interview that we would like to share with you. 
If you would like listen to it, or to know more about the research and perhaps participate – please go to the lab's website

The study is the brain child of PhD candidate, Jaime Wroe – a graduate from our School.

Well done Miranda (left) and Jaime (right) !