Media Room News and Events

See the latest OnTrack news and events.

OnTrack hosts ePsychology Conference

August 2012

The OnTrack team at QUT hosted the first national conference of the Australian Psychological Society Telephone and Internet-Based Counselling Interest Group. View the conference program

OnTrack in Dovetail magazine

December 2011

Dovetail is a publication of the youth alcohol and drug sector in Queensland. Ms Jennifer Connolly talked to Dovetail about OnTrack, including what it is, who it’s for and how it’s useful. See the article or read the full issue online.

Results of OnTrack research presented at national conference

November 2011

Professor David Kavanagh and Ms Jennifer Connolly presented results from the OnTrack Alcohol and OnTrack Alcohol and Depression research studies at the conference for the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs. You can download the presentation slides.

OnTrack awarded Silver Achievement Award

September 2011

theMHS 2011 AwardOnTrack was awarded Silver in the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Awards. These awards recognise best practice mental health service provision and exceptional contributions to mental health. Prof David Kavanagh and Ms Jennifer Connolly were in Adelaide to accept the award for the OnTrack team. 


DrugInfo Seminar

August 2011

Professor David Kavanagh was an invited speaker at DrugInfo’s Information and Communication Technology Seminar. He presented OnTrack: Internet and smart phone approaches to alcohol misuse.

OnTrack team attends conference in Sydney

April 2011

The OnTrack team attended the fifth research meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions. Prof David Kavanagh presented a talk on ‘Implications of supported self-help for our understanding of therapy and therapist effects’. Dr Dawn Proctor and Ms Jennifer Connolly presented posters on the OnTrack Families and Friends and OnTrack Depression programs.

OnTrack wins Queensland Mental Health Achievement Award

October 2010

Mental Health Week Award 2010Queensland’s Mental Health Achievement Awards recognise outstanding individuals and organisations that have helped raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing, improved the delivery of mental health services and promoted greater social inclusion of Queenslanders living with mental illness.

OnTrack was awarded the winner of the Government Service/Program category. Prof David Kavanagh accepted the award for the OnTrack team.

OnTrack Researchers Visit US

June 2010

Professor David Kavanagh and Ms Jennifer Connolly attended the World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies in Boston.

Alcohol & Drug Training & Research Unit Seminar

March 2010

Dr Dawn Proctor was the guest speaker in the ADTRU seminar series organised by Queensland Health practitioners. Dawn talked about the benefits of web-based therapy and the development of the OnTrack programs.

OnTrack Alcohol and OnTrack Depression released

March 2010

We have released two new programs, OnTrack Alcohol and OnTrack Depression, aimed to help people cut back on their drinking and to tackle low mood. These programs are currently being tested in research trials.