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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.

We are delighted to announce 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 will be chaired by Professor Susan Michie, Director of UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change.

In brief contributions, followed by a general discussion, the speakers will address 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?



The event will be 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.

The book is available for purchase at www.behaviourchangetheories.com

The reception will be shared with the delegates of the symposium 'Obesity: What's making the world fat? (And what can we do?)', organised by the UCL Institute for Global Health / Grand Challenge of Global Health. For more information, see http://bit.ly/making-us-fat

This will be an excellent opportunity for networking and making connections. We look forward to seeing you there!

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