We host a variety of events on topical issues that create opportunities for discussion and collaboration between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the public. These have included seminars, workshops and large public events. Do let us know if there are topics you would like addressed.
Behaviour Change in Large Organisations - Co-hosted with Bupa
Location: Institute for Child Health
The first of our co-hosted events with Bupa UK: ‘Behaviour Change in Large Organisations’.
- Chair: Dr Paula Franklin, UK Medical Director, Bupa.
- Prof Susan Michie, UCL: Introduction to Behaviour Change Science applied to organisations.
- Dr Luke James, Bupa: Behaviour Change at Bupa.
- Dr Paul Chadwick, UCL: The Behaviour Change wheel as a model for organisations.
- Dr Rachel Carey, Bupa/ UCL: Embedding behaviour change within organisations: Case studies.
- Q&A panel session.
The lectures focused on topical issues affecting
healthcare with the aim to stimulate thinking and discussion.
3rd Digital Health Conference 2017
Mary Ward House, London
World-renowned academic experts joined key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics.
Save the date! 21st - 22nd Feb 2018.
Starts: Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
- Past Events 2016
Reducing Alcohol Consumption: guidelines, local government and smartphone apps
Oct 12, 2016 @ 04:30 PM
Location: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
An NIHR School for Public Health Research and UCL Centre for Behaviour Change event
The event brought together researchers and practitioners in the field of excessive alcohol consumption reduction.
The latest research evidence and research evidence gaps were discussed, followed by debate in the networking reception.
- Prof. Bernie Hannigan (PHE)
- Dr John Holmes (ScHARR)
- Prof. Matt Hickmann (University of Bristol)
- Dr Jamie Brown (UCL)
- Dr Gautam Mehta (UCLH)
- Prof. Eileen Kaner (FUSE)
Human Behaviour Change Project - Kick-off Event
Monday, September 5th 2016 @ 5:30pm
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH.
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?"
Behaviour Change Clinics - Showcase Event
Tuesday, 13 September 2016; 5:30-7:00pm
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Common Ground - Wilkins Building University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
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'.
For this showcase event we invite you to join us for a glass of wine, find out more about the initiative and hear from past attendees how the Clinics have influenced their projects.
About the Clinics...
We have hosted four Clinics to date with NHS Choices, Ogenblik Ltd., Department for Health and My Living Will; Each took the format of a four-hour forum where teams of policymakers, practitioners and researchers working in behaviour change could meet UCL academics to discuss their current work and proposals for future projects. Those attending could:
- Network with leading experts in their area of interest
- Learn about cutting edge evidence and approaches
- Establish successful working relationships
08-12 & 15-19 August 2016
This five-day course introduced participants to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in their areas of interest. It was 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.
This year, we had two summer schools. Both were sold out and we were pleased to welcome participants from all over the world to London.
2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing
24 & 25 February 2016
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is delighted to have hosted its second Behaviour Change conference, 'Digital Health and Wellbeing'. The conference was hosted in association with the new UCL Institute of Digital Health. It was a unique 2-day event that brought the science of behaviour change, health, and technology expertise across disciplines to all those interested in developing and evaluating digital interventions and products.
- Past Events - 2015
17 - 21 August
Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we were delighted to offer the course again this year. This course was developed and led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School introduced the principles of behaviour change and demonstrated how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Another successful school with attendees from many countries participating.
25 June, 7 July and 22 July
This series of three seminars aimed to increase understanding of the relationships between evidence and policy, and improve communication between researchers and policy-makers; helping evidence become more policy-relevant and policy become more evidence-based. Featuring talks by:
- Deirdre O’Reilly (Department for Transport)
- Mike Kelly (University of Cambridge; NICE)
- Professor Robert West (UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group)
- Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change)
- Professor Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge)
Seminar 2: The Use of Incentives in Health
- Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez (Department of Economics, UCL): 'Can Bureaucrats be paid like CEOs? Performance Incentives for Good Child Health in Rural Chinese Schools'
- Dr Matteo M Galizzi (Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, LSE): 'Carryover and spillover effects of incentives in health: lab-field evidence'
23 & 24 February[image reference is broken]
The first CBC Conference was a resounding success with over 330 researchers, practitioners and technology developers from across eight countries. 50 speakers presented a wide range of work and ideas, including developing digital interventions using theory, gamification, user engagement and sensor technologies.
For those who missed out on a place this year, click here to view the programme, download the slides from the talks, and read the twitter feed and blog posts about the conference.
The second of two seminars in the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change, hosted by Prof Michelle Baddeley and Prof Antonio Cabrales.
Seminar 1: Behavioural Economics and Industrial Organisations
- Prof. Michelle Baddeley (The Bartlett, UCL): 'Online fraud and behavioural bias'
- Prof Ran Spiegler (School of Economics, Tel Aviv University; UCL): 'On the equilibrium effects of nudge'
There is a perception amongst many researchers and users of research that there is relatively little investment in behaviour change research and that it is sometimes not obvious how to access it. The CBC hosted an event where research programme leads from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council explained their strategies for funding behaviour change research.
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