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CBC Summer School - New dates added!

This five-day course (15 to 19 August 2016) will introduce you to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in your own area of interest. It's aimed at everyone interested in behaviour change - from researchers, practitioners and intervention designers to managers and policy makers. The summer school, run by UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), has been running successfully for several years. It was developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. More...

Starts: Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

CBC Summer School - new dates added

Due to popular demand, we have added a second Summer School to our 2016 training schedule. Don’t miss out – book now! More...

Starts: May 19, 2016 3:00:00 PM

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3rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017 - Hold the Date

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

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UCL eResearch Domain Launch

Published: Jun 16, 2016 5:21:02 PM

TIME FOR CHANGE? Climate Science Reconsidered

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

White House Executive Order - Use of Behavioral Sciences

Published: Oct 20, 2015 3:58:11 PM

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

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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