The University of Newcastle, Australia

A Spanish collaboration leads to App development

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Dr Andrea Coda, from the Faculty of Health and Medicine has collaborated on designing a new App that evaluates pain progression in children and adults.

Soon to be introduced as part of a Randomised Controlled Trial conducted in Paediatric Rheumatology at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, the App will evaluate the pain levels in children diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

The development of the App arose after Andrea completed his first research fellowship in Spanish at the University of Manresa in Barcelona.

During this fellowship, Andrea collaborated with Professor Xavier Gironès, Research and Innovation Director at Manresa University on the development of the App.

Above: Dr Andrea Coda (left) and Professor Xavier Gironès.

Over the past few years Andrea has been actively involved in developing new interactive treatment options for children with JIA, working closely with outstanding leaders in paediatric rheumatology such as Associate Professor Davinder Singh-Grewal and Dr Jeffrey Chaitow.

Dr Coda’s research will focus on the use of interactive technology and will investigate the potential to overcome multiple barriers to paediatric rheumatology care with the aim of ensuring that effective and easily accessible care is available to the community.