Dr Chris Lynch is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Public Health, and Graduate Research Coordinator for the Baker Department of Cardiovascular Research, Translation, and Implementation at La Trobe University. His research centres on the intersection of digital health and chronic disease management, understanding how recovery and survivorship can be enhanced using eHealth technologies to better ‘self-manage'; that is, how individuals can use technology to monitor their symptoms, adhere to medication regimes, engage in positive diet and exercise behaviours, and better manage symptoms by either changing behaviours or seeking appropriate assistance.
Chris finds the challenge of changing multiple lifestyle behaviours (e.g. increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour, promoting healthy eating and improving mental health) across multiple health conditions (e.g. obesity, cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease) fascinating. Recent work has focused o