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ISRII – Implementation – Special Interest Group (I-SIG) Webinar #2

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM (GMT)

We invite you to attend an international webinar featuring three experts in implementing internet/digital health services in practice.

Our presenters and presentation titles include:

Jennifer Nicholas, PhD, Australia.
Willingness high, knowledge low: digital implementation in youth mental health services.

Kristofer Vernmark, PhD, MSc, Sweden.
Lessons from the Field: ICBT implementation in four Swedish Healthcare Regions.

Derek Richards, PhD, Ireland.
Implementing a National Digital CBT Service in Ireland. 

The host is, Nick Titov, PhD, Australia

In this webinar our speakers will share their expertise and knowledge in developing and delivering digital mental health services in routine care. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.

There is no charge for this webinar but you must register. Due to the international audience and time differences, the webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants after the session.

About the Presenters:

Jennifer Nicholas

Jennifer Nicholas, PhD

Dr. Nocholas is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow within the Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and Orygen Digital. She leads an innovative research program focused on how digital interventions can support youth mental health systems. Jen works in the implementation space across interventions that harness the internet, smartphones, and virtual reality to support young people with mental health difficulties.

Kristofer Vernmark

Kristofer Vernmark, PhD. MSc

Dr. Vernmark is a researcher at Linköping University currently examining the implementation of digital tools for mental health problems in refugees and migrants. Kristofer has had a leading role in making internet-based treatment available in the Swedish primary care system. Kristofer is the founder of the Association for Digital Psychologists in Sweden, the author of several books about digital psychology and was recently awarded the 2022 eMental Health International Collaborative (eMHIC) award for Leadership excellence in eMental health implementation.

Derek Richards

Derek Richards, PhD,

Dr. Richards leads the strategic research for SilverCloud by Amwell. Since 2005, he has been extensively involved in clinical research, development, and implementation of technology-delivered interventions for mental health. Over the last 15 years, Derek has built a team of world-class scientists whose published work is cited widely and whose impact has spearheaded continued innovation in digital mental health care. Since SilverCloud's acquisition by Amwell in 2021, Derek has led the broader research initiatives to deliver impact, value, and outcomes research across Amwell’s diverse product solutions.

Past Events

ISRII – Implementation – Special Interest Group (I-SIG) Webinar #1

September, 2023

Want to deploy digital health interventions by your own but uncertain where to start? This is the webinar for you.

In this webinar, ISRII researchers will showcase research projects in which they built and test an entire intervention using commonly accessible survey platforms (like Qualtrics, Lime-Survey, Survey-monkey, and Red-Cap).

Or in short, learn how to do it yourself!

The topics covered will include:

  • Case studies showcasing interventions that were built and tested using survey platforms.
  • Creating interventions that resemble mobile apps and making them downloadable through the Google Play Store.
  • Implementing both single- and multiple-session interventions.
  • Measurements and testing.
  • Creating if-then statements to deliver tailored/personalized interventions.


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Amit Baumel, PhD

Dr. Baumel is an Associate Professor and a licensed clinical psychologist who directs the Digital Interventions Psychology Lab at the Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel. His research focuses on methods to increase user engagement with unguided digital programs and on developing metrics to assess program quality. Amit has created several programs that have been utilized by tens of thousands of individuals. Among these are a digital parent training program and a program that trains volunteers to support women with perinatal depression. He also developed the Enlight suite of quality rating scales and co-founded the MindTools.io website, which showcases quality ratings of eHealth programs.



Philip Chow, PhD

Dr. Chow is an Associate Professor at the Center for Behavioral Health & Technology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. His research interest includes the use of mobile technology in monitoring and alleviating distress for various health issues, with a special focus on cancer populations.  He is also interested in how mobile technology can be used to increase access and reach to vulnerable populations. In addition to mobile health research, Dr. Chow has expertise in the fields of emotion and personality traits.



Lou Farrer, PhD

Dr. Farrer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research at The Australian National University, Australia. Her research involves the development, evaluation, and implementation of digital mental health interventions in community, clinical, and educational settings. She is specifically interested in how digital mental health tools are used in clinical practice by mental health service providers. She also leads research focusing on digital interventions for university students.


Tomer Savir, MA

Tomer is a PhD student at the Department of Community Mental Health at University of Haifa, Israel, and a clinical psychology intern. Tomer has a unique experience working with available survey platforms. His research focuses on preferences towards different mental health interventions and factors influencing them within the context of a self-administered digital screening tool. He also explores the impact of such screening as a beneficial single-session intervention.