Imagery-based Motivation

Solbrig, Linda, Whalley, Ben, Kavanagh, David J., 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, 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 The 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 J., Saunders, John B., 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 L., Kelly, Adrian B., Chan, Gary C. K., Hides, Leanne M., Quinn, Catherine A., Kavanagh, David J., Williams, Joanne W. (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. (