Chen Jinsong (Jimmy) is the Project Operations Officer - China for the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), the University of Auckland. He has a Bachelors in Health Science degree and a Masters (Hons 1) in Public Health from the University of Auckland. His international experience includes business and research in China, South-east Asia, and New Zealand. His current role is to facilitate NIHI projects and initiatives in China.
Jimmy is also a PhD candidate. His research is focusing on mobile health applications, mobile tobacco cessation, behaviour change, co-design app development, user interface, and user experience for mobile health apps. His current PhD research project is to design and develop a theory-based and social media platform-based mobile tobacco cessation app for Chinese male smokers. This project is supervised by Professor Chris Bullen from NIHI.