Terry Fleming

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Senior Lecturer School of Health, Faculty of Health


Teaching in 2019


BA Dip SW PGDip HSci MHSci (Hons) PhD Auck


Terry is a senior lecturer in population health and is the programme director for the Bachelor of Health. She spent many years working in South Auckland to develop innovative and responsive youth health services. Terry co-developed SPARX computerised cognitive behaviour therapy, which is now publicly available in New Zealand, and has contributed to many other digital mental health approaches in New Zealand and internationally. Terry has published widely in youth health and digital health areas. She chairs the Adolescent Health Research Group which carried out the Youth2000 surveys among New Zealand high school students in 2001, 2007, and 2017. She is the Principal investigator for Integrating Survey and Intervention Research for Youth Health Gains research project.

Supervision Interests

  • digital mental health approaches
  • public health (scalable and contextual) approaches for supporting mental health
  • population youth health and wellbeing

Research Interests

  • Digital tools for mental health (health software, applied games, critical studies, evaluation, implementation and impact)
  • Scalable approaches to improving youth health and wellbeing

Current Projects

I am currently seeking students interested in Projects 1 and 2 below.

  1. Integrating survey and intervention research for youth health gains. This is an HRC funded project to develop and test new ways of offering digital health interventions as part of a modified Youth2000 survey (Principal Investigator, Terry Fleming Victoria University of Wellington).
  2. Gamified mobile app for reducing youth depression. This is a Victoria University of Wellington funded Digital Futures project (Principal Investigator, Terry Fleming Victoria University of Wellington)
  3. E Tipu e Rea, The Better Start National Science Challenge youth resilience strand (HABITS), an digital ecosystem and apps to support mental health and wellbeing (Principal Investigator, Professor Sally Merry, University of Auckland)
  4. High Intensity Interval Training for youth wellbeing (Principal Investigator, Nigel Harris AUT)
  5. App for supporting young people to reduce self-harm (Principal Investigator, Sarah Hetrick University of Auckland)

Co-chairing the scientific stream for Health Informatics New Zealand 2019 conference.

Recently completed supervision and/or research projects

  • Youth2000 surveys
  • Codesign, trials and qualitative evaluations of digital mental health tools
  • Service development, innovation and evaluation projects


View a list of publications from Terry Fleming


Teaching in 2019