The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology funded two pilot studies of Functional Imagery Training (FIT) for alcohol reduction and development of the Goal in Mind smartphone app.
A randomised controlled trial of FIT for alcohol reduction, based on these developments, is underway in Australia and funded by NHMRC Project Grant 1099400 (2016-2020).
In the UK, the National Institute for Health Research is funding a randomised controlled trial of FIT for weight loss through PenClahrc (2015 – 2017).
Preliminary trials of FIT for changing eating habits and increasing exercise were funded by the School of Psychology, Plymouth University:
Andrade, J., Khalil, M., Dickson, J., May, J. & Kavanagh, D.J. (2016). Functional Imagery Training to reduce snacking: Testing a novel motivational intervention based on Elaborated Intrusion theory. Appetite, 100, 256-262. doi 10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.015
Lennox, E., Andrade, J., Kavanagh, D. J., & May, J. (2016). Do you come here often? Using motivational imagery to increase physical activity (manuscript under review).
Thanks to Joana Galvão Gomes da Silva, Sofia Prokopi and Toby Nicholson for helping make the videos used on this website.