MSE Research Project Database

Social media in community health development

Project Leader: Shanton Chang
Student: Patrick Pang, Kayla Heffernan, Abdulaziz Murad
Collaborators: Professor Suzanne Garland, Professor John Wark
Primary Contact: Shanton Chang (
Keywords: collaboration environment; interaction design; Internet; public health data linkage; social media
Disciplines: Computing and Information Systems
Domains: Networks and data in society

The use of social media in health is a recent development. There are many opportunities for projects in the area. These projects range from ethnographic projects, understanding information seeking behaviour, APP Use. Currently some projects include the following;

Information Seeking Behaviour in Health

Health Mobile Apps: Development, Evaluation and Frameworks for Successful Apps

The Use of Online Information Hub for GP's Continuing Education

The Use of Social Media in Health Promotion