Co-design of a health-promotion program for young adults using social media

We will be running co-design workshops with groups of young adults, where we will engage in activities and discuss ideas around wellbeing, social media, and ways we can develop a successful digital health intervention using Instagram.

What's involved?

Participants will be asked to attend 2-3 co-design workshops on Zoom. Those who agree to participate will be asked to join 8 or 9 others in semi-structured workshops, each estimated to last about 120 minutes.

The student researcher (Jess) and the principal investigator (Dr Rajshri Roy) will moderate the group and ask for participation in a number of activities and discussions which will likely involve:

  1. Group brainstorming on the meaning of health and wellbeing (to yourselves, your friends, and your whānau)
  2. Voting on important and useful Instagram content and potential intervention goals
  3. Discussion around a potential Daily Health Coach aesthetic, frequency of posting/messaging, and cultural inclusivity

We encourage those interested to view our website for more details.

Participants will also receive a $50 supermarket or petrol voucher for each workshop session.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for participants who:

  • Are aged 18-24 years old
  • Are fluent in spoken English
  • Know how to use Zoom or comfortable enough with online technology to learn
  • Have access to high-speed internet, and a device with a camera and microphone
  • Have a private place where they can participate in an online workshop without interruption
  • Are interested in the research questions we are trying to answer

Contact details

Please feel free to contact any of the persons listed below for further information or any concerns about the research. The primary contact for more information about the study is Jessica Malloy, so we recommend reaching out to her first.

Principal Researcher:

Dr Rajshri Roy
Phone: +64 9 923 5910

Student Researcher:

Jessica Malloy

Head of Department:

Professor Clare Wall

Further information

This study was approved by the University of Auckland Human Ethics Committee on 09/06/2022 for three years.

Reference number UAHPEC24366.