More than a game? Digital gaming therapies and mental health in young people - 7 December 2017 Final report (24 pages) from the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Digital and Healthy Living 2030 Task Force. National Steering Committee membership: Chris Hollis and Michael Craven [download PDF].

A Framework for the effectiveness evaluation of mobile (mental) health tools - October 2017 Victoria Betton, Michael Craven, Bethan Davies, Jennifer Martin, Natalie Nelissen, Alicia Ridout, Lucy Simons (42 pages). Collaboration of mHabitat Digital Development Lab and MindTech.

EMAHSN Derbyshire Big White Wall Project - Final Evaluation Report - October 2016. Simons, L., Craven, M., Martin, J. NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative. See Project details.

PAS 277:2015 Health and wellness apps. Quality criteria across the life cycle. Code of practice. British Standards Institution. 30th April 2015. MindTech co-author on Steering Group (Craven, MP).

Learning From The Labs 2: Evaluating Effectiveness. Simons, L., Craven, M., Martin, J. NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative. April 2015.

Technological innovations in mental healthcare, Chapter 4., in Davies, S.C. Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013, Public Mental Health Priorities: Investing in the Evidence, London: Department of Health (2014), 9th September. Hollis, C. et al. See MindTech statement on authorship of CMO report


Hignett SM, Lang AR, Jun T (2018) Chapter 8: Human Factors and Ergonomics in healthcare: participation, systems, medical devices and increasing capacity, in Samman, S (Ed.)  Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: Processes, Technologies, and Practices. CRC Press.



Hollis C, Hall CL, Guo B, James M, Boadu J, Groom MJ, Brown N, Kaylor-Hughes C, Moldavsky M, Valentine AZ, Walker GM, Daley D, Sayal K, Morriss R; the AQUA Trial Group. The impact of a computerised test of attention and activity (QbTest) on diagnostic decision‐making in children and young people with suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: single‐blind randomised controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12921 [Epub ahead of print]

Bruno E, Simblett S, Lang A, Biondi A, Odoi C, Schulze-Bonhage A, Wykes T, Richardson MP (2018) Epilepsy & Behavior, Wearable technology in epilepsy: The views of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Volume 85, Pages 141-149,

Edridge C, Edbrooke-Childs J, Rees J, Averill P, Delane L, Feltham A, Martin K, Craven M, Wolpert M. (2018) Making the involvement of young people an integral part of the research process: Patient and public involvement in the development of an app to support shared decision making in mental health. The Journal of Health Design. 2018;3(1):63-74. doi: 10.21853/JHD.2018.40


Hall CL, James M, Brown S, Martin JL, Brown N, Selby K, Calrke J, Vijayan H, Guo B, Sayal K, Hollis C, Groom MJ (2017) Protocol investigating the clinical utility of an objective measure of attention, impulsivity and activity (QbTest) for optimising medication management in children and young people with ADHD ‘QbTest Utility for Optimising Treatment in ADHD’ (QUOTA): a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2018;8:e021104. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021104

Craven MP (2017) Gesture, Signing, and Tracking, Chapter 15, in Federeci S, Scherer M. (Eds.) Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook (Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series) Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN-13: 978-1498774116. ISBN-10: 1498774113. 1st December 2017.

Kingslake J, Dias R, Dawson GR, Simon J, Goodwin GM, Harmer CJ, Morriss R, Brown S, Guo B, Dourish CT, Ruhé HG, Lever AG, Veltman DJ, van Schaik A, Deckert J, Reif A, Stäblein M, Menke A, Gorwood P, Voegeli G, Pérez V, Browning M.
The effects of using the PReDicT Test to guide the antidepressant treatment of depressed patients: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Nov 23;18(1):558. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2247-2.

Niedderer K, Tournier I, Colesten-Shields D, Craven M, Gosling J, Garde J, Salter B, Bosse M, Griffioen I (2017) Designing with and for People with Dementia: Developing a Mindful Interdisciplinary Co-Design Methodology, Re:Research - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Cincinnati USA, 1-3 November 2017. 816-837. doi: 10.7945/C2G67F (entire proceedings). Download pdfpaper only

Chapman L, Julian Edbrooke-Childs J, Martin K, Webber H, Craven MP, Hollis C, Deighton J, Law R, Fonagy P, Wolpert M. (2017) Study protocol for Power Up: A smartphone app to support young people to make shared decisions in therapy. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(10):e206. doi: 10.2196/resprot.7694

Falconer C, Cutting P, Davies BE, Hollis C, Stallard P, Moran P. (2017) Adjunctive avatar therapy for mentalization-based treatment of borderline personality disorder: a mixed-methods feasibility study. Evidence-based mental health, 20(4):123-127. doi: 10.1136/eb-2017-102761

Davies EB, Craven MP, Martin JL, Simons L. (2017) Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool, Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20(4):112-117. doi: 10.1136/eb-2017-102755

Freeman, D., B. Sheaves, G. M. Goodwin, L.-M. Yu, A. Nickless, P. J. Harrison, R. Emsley, A. I. Luik, R. G. Foster, V. Wadekar, C. Hinds, A. Gumley, R. Jones, S. Lightman, S. Jones, R. Bentall, P. Kinderman, G. Rowse, T. Brugha, M. Blagrove, A. M. Gregory, L. Fleming, E. Walklet, C. Glazebrook, E. B. Davies, C. Hollis, G. Haddock, B. John, M. Coulson, D. Fowler, K. Pugh, J. Cape, P. Moseley, G. Brown, C. Hughes, M. Obonsawin, S. Coker, E. Watkins, M. Schwannauer, K. MacMahon, A. N. Siriwardena and C. A. Espie (2017). The effects of improving sleep on mental health (OASIS): a randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(10),  749-758. 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30328-0

Velzen J, Atkinson S, Lang, A, Blanks T, Baxendale B and Gill S (2017) Essential non-technical skills for adult intensive care staff in managing unplanned extubations. Proceedings of the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference 2017. Anna-Lisa Osvalder A-L, Blomé M, Bodnar H (Eds.) Lund, Sweden. 20-23 Aug 2017.

Lang AR, Simmonds M, Pinchin J, Sharples S, Clarke S, Dunn L. (2017) Improvements in clinical practice and efficiency through electronic patient bedside observations. Proceedings of the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. March 5-8 2017. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Condon LA, Bul KCM, Lang AR, Atkinson S, Coulson NS, Collins E. (2017). Promoting Healthy Adolescent Lifestyles Through Serious Games: Enacting a Multidisciplinary Approach, in Ma M, Oikonomou A (Eds) Serious Games and Edutainment Applications, Volume II. Springer. pp. 323-348 10.1007/978-3-319-51645-5_15

Attfield J, Brown S, Carter T, Callaghan P. (2017) A retrospective case comparison study of the relationship between an Integrated Care Pathway for people diagnosed with schizophrenia in acute mental health care and service users’ length of stay, readmission rates and follow-up within 7 days of discharge. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 24:348–357. doi: 10.1111/jpm.12386

Hollis C, Falconer CJ, Martin JL, Whittington C, Stockton C, Glazebrook C, Davies EB. (2017) Annual Research Review: Digital health interventions for children and young people with mental health problems: a systematic and meta-review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 58(4):474–503. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12663

Hall CL, Valentine AZ, Walker GM, Ball HM, Cogger H, Daley D, Groom MJ, Sayal K, Hollis C. (2017) Study of user experience of an objective test (QbTest) to aid ADHD assessment and medication management: a multi-methods approach. BMC Psychiatry 17: 66. doi:10.1186/s12888-017-1222-5

Meiland F, Innes A, Mountain G, Robinson L, van der Roest H, García-Casal JA, Gove D, Thyrian JR, Evans S, Dröes R-M, Kelly F, Kurz A, Casey D, Szcześniak D, Dening T, Craven MP, Span M, Felzmann H, Tsolaki M, Franco-Martín M (2017) Technologies to support community-dwelling persons with dementia: an INTERDEM position paper on issues regarding development, usability, (cost)effectiveness, deployment and ethics. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Vol 4(1):e1. doi: 10.2196/rehab.6376

De Filippis ML, Craven MP, Dening T. (2017) Preferences of Informal Carers on Technology Packages to Support Meal Production by People Living with Dementia, Elicited from Personalised AT and ICT Product Brochures. Informatics, 4(1),1;Special issue: Smart Health 2016. doi: 10.3390/informatics4010001


Craven MP, Fabricatore C. (2016) Game Features of Cognitive Training, 2016 International Conference on Interactive Technology and Games (iTAG), Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, 26-27 October. IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings. pp. 42-49. doi: 10.1109/iTAG.2016.14 [View presentation slides].

Murray E, Hekler EB, Andersson G, Collins LM, Doherty A, Hollis C, Rivera DE, West R, Wyatt JC (2016). Evaluating Digital Health Interventions: Key questions and approaches. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Nov;51(5):843-851. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.008

Lang AR, Craven MP, Atkinson S, Simons L, Cobb S, Mazzola M. (2016) Human factors multi-technique approach to teenage engagement in digital technologies health research, in Little L, Fitton D, Bell BT, Toth N. (Eds.) Perspectives on HCI Research with Teenagers, Springer Human–Computer Interaction Series. pp. 61-101. ISBN 978-3-319-33450-9 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33450-9_4

Simons L, Valentine AZ, Falconer C, Groom M, Daley D, Craven MP, Young Z, Hall C, Hollis C. (2016) Developing mHealth remote monitoring technology for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A qualitative study eliciting user priorities and needs JMIR mHealth uHealth 2016;4(1):e31. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.5009

Davies EB, Wardlaw J, Morriss R & Glazebrook C. (2016) An experimental study exploring the impact of vignette gender on the quality of university students’ mental health first aid for peers with symptoms of depression. BMC Public Health, 16(1), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2887-2

Pecchia L, Castaldo, R, Melillo P, Bracale U, Craven M, Bracale M. (2016) Early Stage Healthcare Technology Assessment, in Miniati R, Iadanza E, Dori F. Clinical Engineering: From Devices to Systems. Academic Press, Chap 8, pp.95-115. ISBN: 978012803767. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803767-6.00008-8


Craven MP, Groom MJ (2015) Computer games for user engagement in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) monitoring and therapy. 2015 International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (iTAG), Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, 22-23 October. IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings, pp. 34-40. ISBN 978-1-4673-7874-1/15. doi: 10.1109/iTAG.2015.9 pdfslides

Craven MP, Simons L, Gillott A, North S, Schnädelbach H, Young Z. (2015) Evaluating a public display installation with game and video to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in Kurosu M (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction, Part II, HCII 2015, LNCS 9170, pp. 584-595. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-20916-6_54

Evans J, Brown M, Coughlan T, Lawson G, Craven MP (2015) A Systematic Review of Dementia focused Assistive Technology, in Kurosu M (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction, Part II, HCII 2015, LNCS 9170, pp. 406-417. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20916-6_38

Hollis C, Morriss R, Martin J, Amani S, Cotton R, Denis M, Lewis S. (2015). Technological innovations in mental healthcare: harnessing the digital revolution. The British Journal of Psychiatry, Apr, 206 (4) 263-265. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.142612

Petrillo A, De Felice F, Vanzanella C, Crispino F, Martin J, Morgan S, Craven M, Pecchia L (2015) Government Policy and Health Care management: proposal of a shared decision-making model. International Journal of Management and Decision Making. Vol. 14, No. 3. doi: 10.1504/IJMDM.2015.070757

Craven MP, Simons L (2015) Games to engage: increasing mental health awareness. The Ergonomist. February 2015. pp. 4-5. Online PDF or online

Hall CL, Newell K, Taylor J, Sayal K, Hollis C (2015) Services for young people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder transitioning from child to adult mental health services: A national survey of mental health trusts in England. Journal of Psychopharmacology 2015 Jan; 29(1):39-42. doi:10.1177/026981114550353


Hall CL, Walker GM, Valentine AZ, Guo B, Kaylor-Hughes C, James M, Daley D, Sayal K, Hollis C (2014) Protocol investigating the clinical utility of an objective measure of activity and attention (QbTest) on diagnostic and treatment decision-making in children and young people with ADHD – 'Assessing QbTest Utility in ADHD' (AQUA): a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. Dec 1; 4(12):e006838. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006838

Craven MP, De Filippis ML, Dening T. (2014) Quality of Life Tools to Inform Co-design in the Development of Assistive Technologies for People with Dementia and their Carers, in Pecchia et al. (Eds.). Ambient Assisted Living and Daily Activities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8868, 2014, pp. 394-397 (6th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014. Proceedings). Available at doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13105-4_57

De Filippis ML, Craven MP, Dening T. (2014) Informal carer role in the personalisation of assistive solutions connected to aspirations of people with dementia, in Pecchia et al. (Eds.). Ambient Assisted Living and Daily Activities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8868, 2014, pp. 236-243 (6th International Work-Conference, IWAAL 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014. Proceedings). Available at doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13105-4_35

Young Z, Simons L, Craven MP, Groom M, Hollis C. Remote monitoring of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms using mobile phone technology. The King's Fund, International Digital Health and Care Congress, London, 10th-12th September 2014. [ pdfposter]

Martin, JL, Craven MP, Simons L, Betton V. Towards a framework for the appraisal of digital products for mental health. The King's Fund, International Digital Health and Care Congress, London, 10th-12th September 2014. Abstract: pdfSlides

Craven MP, Young Z, Simons L, Schnädelbach H, Gillott A. (2014) From SnappyApp to Screens in the Wild: Gamifying an Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder continuous performance test for public engagement and awareness. 2014 International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (iTAG), Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, 16-17 October 2014, IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings, pp. 36-42, ISBN 978-1-4799-6795-7/14, doi: 10.1109/iTAG.2014.12  [slides] [video of presentation]

Craven MP, Lang AR, Martin JL (2014) Developing mHealth Apps with researchers: multi-stakeholder design considerations. In Marcus A (ed.) Design, User Experience, and Usability: User Experience Design for Everyday Life Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8519, DUXU 2014 / HCII 2014, Part III, Springer, pp. 15-24. Available at doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07635-5_2

Young Z, Craven MP, Groom M, Crowe JA. (2014) Snappy App: a mobile continuous performance test with physical activity measurement for assessing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Kurosu, M (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8512, HCII 2014, Part III, Springer, pp. 363-373. Available via doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_35



Craven MP (2017). Games in Mental Health. Medilink East Midlands, Gamification Special Interest Group (SIG), Milton Keynes, 1st November 2017. pdfslides

Davies EB, Martin JL, Glazebrook C, Murphy T, Mataix-Cols D, Serlachius E, Andrén P, Hollis C. (2017, forthcoming) The ORBIT study (Online Remote Behavioural Intervention for Tourette’s): adapting and tailoring the therapist-guided Swedish BiP-TIC programme for UK patients and clinicians. Poster accepted for presentation at International Society for Research on Internet interventions (ISRII), 9th Scientific Meeting, 12-14th October, Berlin, Germany.

Almeida R, Losada R, Bartolomé TC, Tournier I, Ludden GDS, Coleston-Shields D, Holthoff-Detto V, Craven M, Zanasi M, Griffioen I, Krzywinski J, Ponce AD, Macchi A, Casaldaliga P, Blackler T, Cortés U, Galasinska A, Niedderer K. Design for the “here and now”: New co-creation approaches for innovation in health and care, involving older adults with cognitive impairment.  Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017, 2-4th October, Coimbra, Portugal. pdfposter

Craven MP, Simons L, Butler D. (2017) Recovery techno-style: co-producing and delivering a course on digital technology for mental health. Poster at Refocus on Recovery 2017, Nottingham, 18-20th September. pdfposter

Nelissen N, Davies B, Martin J, Simons L, Ridout , Betton V. Developing a framework for the evaluation of digital mental health applications. Kings Fund 'International Digital Health and Care Congress 2017'. London 11-12 July 2017. pdfposter

Davies B. (2017) Behaviour change and mental health in children and young people: how can digital technology help?Symposium 'Child's Play: Using Digital Technologies to Influence Children's Behaviours Behaviour', eHealth week, Malta, 10-12th May 2017. pdfSlides

Fabricatore C, Craven MP. (2017) Cognitive training games and motivation: a human factors and ergonomics perspective. CareGiversPro-MMD Workshop for Technology Projects in Dementia Care, Hull, UK. 27th January 2017. Oral presentation: pdfslides


Tournier I, Ferring D, Almeida R, Blackler, Casaldaliga P, Cid BT, Coleston-Shields D, Craven M, Dening T, Escobar G, Griffioen I, Gove D, Holthoff-Detto V, Lebis E, Ludden G, Notenboom E, Poppovich V, Wölfel C, Zanazi M, Niedderer K. (2016) The MinD European project: The development of a mindful design to improve self-empowerment and social engagement in people with dementia, 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Excellence in dementia research and care”, 31 October-2 November 2016, Copenhagen. pdfposter


Falconer C, Simons L, Valentine A, Groom M, Daley D, Craven M, Young Z & Hollis C. (2015) Digital technology for unmet needs in monitoring, support and management of ADHD: A qualitative study of patient, parent and staff views. European Network for Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS) 2015, 7th-10th October, Stockholm. pdfposter

Craven M, De Filippis M. (2015) Eliciting stakeholder opinion on KuPA, a Norwegian computer supported activity service for people with dementia. Building Research Partnerships Conference Person Centred Care: Barriers and Facilitators conference - Wednesday 3 June 2015, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. [ pdfposter]

Simons L, Craven M, Martin J. (2015) Can simple digital tools promote well-being? An observational study of the In Hand app. Kings Fund 'International Digital Health and Care Congress 2015'. London 16-17 June 2015. [ pdfposter] also presented as Simons L, Martin J, Craven M. Can simple digital tools promote well-being? at 'Developing Youth Friendly Mental Health Services', symposium, Youth Mental Health and Well-being Managed Innovation Network (MIN), Institute of Mental Health, 27th March 2015.


Gillott A, Craven MP & Hollis C. (2014) Increasing public awareness of adult ADHD: the development of 'Attention Grabber' an innovative community-based interactive digital resource. 4th UK Adult ADHD network conference, ADHD - Mind, Brain and Body..., London. 10th-12th September  2014. [ pdfposter]

Craven MP. (2014) Technology selection for remote therapy – multiple criteria, multiple stakeholders, Symposium 6 - Telemedicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference 2014, Cardiff, 17th-19th September 2014. [oral presentation, slides]

Martin JL, Craven MP. (2014) The design of mobile apps for health and wellbeing. Design for Health and Wellbeing Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 25th February 2014. [ pdforal presentation, slides]


Craven MP. (2013) User requirements for smartphone applications. Mobile Technology and Mental Health, 10th September 2013. University of Manchester. [oral presentation, slides]

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