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Body Image and Eating Disorder Interventions Using Artificial Intelligence

Description 
More than 20% of young Australians have an eating disorder. Social media has been identified as a major driving factor in the development of body image concerns, which is the strongest risk factor for the development of eating disorders. As such, we are in the process of developing an artificial intelligence-based intervention in the form of a chatbot on social media which provides positive body image techniques and skills to young people in the very place where they are having body image concerns. In this project, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Body Image, Eating Disorders, Social Media, Intervention, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbot, Mental Health, Public Health
School 
Central Clinical School » Psychiatry (previously known as MAPrc)
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
Co-supervisors 
Prof 
Jayashri Kulkarni

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