Imagery-based Motivation

Solbrig, Linda, Whalley, Ben, Kavanagh, David, May, Jon, Parkin, Tracey, Jones, Ray, Andrade, Jackie (2019) Functional imagery training versus motivational interviewing for weight loss: A randomised controlled trial of brief individual interventions for overweight and obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 43 (4), pp.883-894. []
Ji, Julie, Kavanagh, David, Holmes, Emily, MacLeod, Colin, Di Simplicio, Martina (2019) Mental imagery in psychiatry: Conceptual and clinical implications. CNS Spectrums, 24 (1), pp.114-126. []
Rhodes, Jonathan, May, Jon, Andrade, Jackie, Kavanagh, David (2018) Enhancing grit through functional imagery training in professional soccer. Sport Psychologist, 32 (3), pp.220-225. []
Kavanagh, David, Robinson, Nicole, Connolly, Jennifer, Connor, Jason, Andrade, Jackie, May, Jon (2018) The revised four-factor motivational thought frequency and state motivation scales for alcohol control. Addictive Behaviors, 87, pp.69-73. []
Parham SC, Kavanagh DJ, Shimada M, May J, Andrade J (2018) Qualitative analysis of feedback on functional imagery training: A novel motivational intervention for type 2 diabetes. Psychology and Health. (
Parham, Sophie, Kavanagh, David, Gericke, Christian, King, Neil, May, Jon, Andrade, Jackie (2017) Assessment of motivational cognitions in diabetes self-care: The motivation thought frequency scales for glucose testing, physical activity and healthy eating. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (3), pp.447-456. []
Coates, Jason, Gullo, Matthew, Feeney, Gerald, Kavanagh, David, Young, Ross, Dingle, Genevieve, May, Jon, Andrade, Jackie, Statham, Dixie, Connor, Jason (2017) The mini alcohol craving experience questionnaire: Development and clinical application. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41 (1), pp.156-164. []
Campling, J., Kavanagh, D. J., May, J., & Andrade, J. (2017) Are New Year's resolutions a waste of time?. The Psychologist. (
May, Jon, Andrade, Jackie, Kavanagh, David (2015) An imagery-based road map to tackle maladaptive motivation in clinical disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, pp.Article number: 14 1-3. []


Batterham, P. J., Calear, A. L., O'Dea, B., Larsen, M. E., Kavanagh, D. J., Titov, N., March, S., Hickie, I., Teesson, M., Dear, B. F., Reynolds, J., Lowinger, J., Thornton, L., & Gorman, P. (Accepted 2 September 2019) Stakeholder perspectives on evidence for digital mental health interventions: Implications for accreditation systems. Digital Health.
(2019) A response to Louise Stone and Russell Waldron’s article. Australian Journal of General Practice. (
Russell, J. K., Kavanagh, D. J., Strodl, E., & Connolly, J (2019) Pilot of a metacognitive intervention of narrative imagery (MINI) for young people with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.
Robinson, N. L., Cottier, T. V., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2019) Psychosocial Health Interventions by Social Robots: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Medical Internet Research. (
Hides, Leanne, Dingle, Genevieve, Quinn, Catherine, Stoyanov, Stoyan, Zelenko, Oksana, Tjondronegoro, Dian, Johnson, Daniel, Cockshaw, Wendell, Kavanagh, David (2019) Efficacy and outcomes of a music-based emotion regulation mobile application in distressed young people. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7 (1), pp.Article number: e11482 1-15. []
Andersson, Erik, Holmes, Emily, Kavanagh, David (2018) Innovations in digital interventions for psychological trauma: Harnessing advances in cognitive science. mHealth, 4, pp.Article number: 47 1-9. []
Robinson, N. L., Kavanagh, D. J., Connolly, J., Hides, L. M., Johnson, G. M., & Kim, Y. (2018) Measures of incentives and confidence in using a social robot. Science Robotics. (
Da Silva, Joana, Kavanagh, David, Belpaeme, Tony, Taylor, Lloyd, Beeson, Konna, Andrade, Jackie (2018) Experiences of a motivational interview delivered by a robot: Qualitative study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (5), pp.Article number: e116 1-12. []
Hides, Leanne, Quinn, Catherine, Cockshaw, Wendell, Stoyanov, Stoyan, Zelenko, Oksana, Johnson, Daniel, Tjondronegoro, Dian, Quek, Lake-Hui, Kavanagh, David (2018) Efficacy and outcomes of a mobile app targeting alcohol use in young people. Addictive Behaviors, 77, pp.89-95. []


Devilly GJ, Hides L, Kavanagh DJ. (2019) A big night out getting bigger: Alcohol consumption, arrests and crowd numbers, before and after legislative change. PLOS One. (
Quinn, C. A., Hides, L., de Andrade, D., Pocuca, N., Elphinston, R., Wilson, M., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2019) Impact of a brief psychoeducational intervention for reducing alcohol use and related harm in school leavers. . (
Bailey, K. A., Baker, A. L., McElduff, P., Kay-Lambkin, F., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2019) Do outcomes of cognitive-behaviour therapy for co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression differ for participants with symptoms of posttraumatic stress?. Journal of Mental Health. (
Demant, D., Hides, L., White, K. M., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2018) LGBT communities and substance use in Queensland, Australia: perceptions of young people and community stakeholders. PLoS One. (
McKetin, Rebecca, Hides, Leanne, Kavanagh, David, Saunders, John, Dawe, Sharon (2018) First psychotic episode risk markers for primary psychosis amongst people who use methamphetamine [Letter to the Editor]. Schizophrenia Research, 199, pp.456-457. []
Thomas, Rebekah, Kelly, Adrian, Chan, Gary, Hides, Leanne, Quinn, Catherine, Kavanagh, David, Williams, Joanne (2018) An examination of gender differences in the association of adolescent substance use with eating and weight loss attitudes. Substance Use and Misuse, 53 (13), pp.2125-2131. []
Bailey, K. A., Baker, A. L., McElduff, P., Jones, M. A., Oldmeadow, C., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2017) Effects of assault type on cognitive behaviour therapy for coexisting depression and alcohol misuse. Journal of Clinical Medicine. (
Demant, D., Hides, L., Kavanagh, D., White, K. M., & Winstock, A. R. (2017) Differences in substance use between sexual orientations in a multi-country sample: findings from the Global Drug Survey 2015. Journal of Public Health. (

Other papers

Cairns, A. J., Kavanagh, D. J., Darke, F., & McPhail, S. M. (2019) Goal setting improves retention in youth mental health: A cross-sectional analysis. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. (
Mitchell, M., Palk, G. & Kavanagh, D (2019) No Idle Threat: Exploring Threats and Violence in Persons with Mental Illness. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. (
Hides, L., Cockshaw, W., Quinn, C., Stoyanov, S., Shochet, I., Kavanagh, D., & Keyes, C. (2019) Testing the interrelationship between mental well-being and mental distress in young people. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. (
Dingwall, K. M., Nagel, T., Hughes, J. T., Kavanagh, D. J., Cass, A., Howard, K., Sweet, M., Brown, S., Sajiv, C., Majoni, S. W., Connors, C. (2019) Wellbeing intervention for chronic kidney disease (WICKD): a randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMC Psychology. (
Ahmadvand, A., Drennan, J., Burgess, J., Vlark, M., Kavanagh, D., Burns, K., Howard, S., Kelly, F., Campbell, C., & Nissen, L. (2018) Novel augmented reality solution for improving health literacy around antihypertensives in people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus: protocol of a technology evaluation study. BMJ Open. (
Keech, Jacob, Hatzis, Denise, Kavanagh, David, White, Katherine, Hamilton, Kyra (2018) Parents' role constructions for facilitating physical activity-related behaviours in their young children. Australian Journal of Psychology, 70 (3), pp.246-257. []
Cochrane, A., Dick, B., King, N. A., Hills, A. P., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2017) Developing dimensions for a multicomponent multidisciplinary approach to obesity management: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4834-2)
Cairns, Alice, Kavanagh, David, Dark, Frances, McPhail, Steven (2017) Prediction of vocational participation and global role functioning in help-seeking young adults, from neurocognitive, demographic and clinical variables. Journal of Affective Disorders, 221, pp.158-164. []
Cairns, A. J., Kavanagh, D. J., Dark, F., & McPhail, S. (2017) Comparing predictors of part-time and no vocational engagement in youth primary mental health services: A brief report. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. (
Solbrig, L., Jones, R., Kavanagh, D., May, J., Parkin, T., & Andrade, J. (2017) People trying to lose weight dislike calorie counting apps and want motivational support to help them achieve their goals. Internet Interventions. (