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3rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017 - Abstract submission open!

World-renowned academic experts will be joining key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics. More...

Starts: Jun 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Human Behaviour Change Project - Kick-off Event

You are invited by UCL's Centre of Behaviour Change to the launch of this exciting new Wellcome-funded research collaboration between behavioural, computer and information scientists. The research aims to revolutionise our understanding of behaviour change and find out: "What works, how well, for whom, in what setting, for what behaviours, and why?" More...

Starts: Aug 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Behaviour Change Clinics - Showcase Event

In April 2016, the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change together with UCL Public Policy and with support from UCL Enterprise launched a new initiative called 'Behaviour Change Clinics'. More...

Starts: Aug 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Event: How can we use tech and wearables to affect behavioural changes?

Published: Aug 26, 2016 12:11:46 PM

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TIME FOR CHANGE? Climate Science Reconsidered

Published: May 11, 2016 6:18:46 PM

White House Executive Order - Use of Behavioral Sciences

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Theories and Models of Behaviour Change: How useful are they?

Publication date: Jun 02, 2014 05:00 PM

Start: Jun 02, 2014 05:00 PM
End: Jun 02, 2014 09:00 PM

2nd June 2014, 5.30pm

There is a general consensus that designing and evaluating interventions to change behaviour are strengthened by drawing on theory. However, disciplines have differing views about what makes for a "good" theory and how they are best applied.

To explore this further, we hosted a panel discussion, sponsored by UCL's Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing, with three leading figures from three UCL Faculties: 

  • Professor Anthony Finkelstein, Professor of Software Systems Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science
  • Professor Kate Jeffery, Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Faculty of Brain Sciences
  • Professor Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology, Faculty of Population Sciences

The event was chaired by Professor Susan Michie, Director of UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change.

In brief contributions, followed by a general discussion, the speakers addressed the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of using a theory or model?
  • What is a good theory or model?
  • Which theories or models do you use?

Click here to view the slides

You can now watch the videos of the event:

Content filmed by Matthew Lehane (Matt.Lehane@hotmail.co.uk)

Book launch and networking reception


The event was followed by a reception and launch of the newly published book "ABC of Behaviour Change Theories" by Susan Michie, Robert West, Rona Campbell, Jamie Brown and Heather Gainforth, which details 83 theories identified in a cross-disciplinary review led by Susan Michie at UCL and Rona Campbell at the University of Bristol.

Click here to buy a copy: www.behaviourchangetheories.com