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Celebrity endorsement of UCL’s Drink Less app
Dr Claire Garnett – Senior Research Fellow, UCL
The celebrity influence of broadcaster Adrian Chiles on the Drink Less app caused a spike in middle-aged men engaging with the app, according to a study published in BMC Public Health (06 Jan). Dr Claire Garnett discusses the findings and states that: "It shows that celebrity influence and the subsequent national media coverage that comes with it can clearly have a really substantial impact on who uses an app or additional intervention and how they engage with it."