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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR THE UCL CENTRE FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

UCL Dept. Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

  • An opening exists for a senior researcher and project manager with a strong interest in behaviour change and advanced research, leadership and project management skills to lead the activities at UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), which is directed by Professor Susan Michie. 
  • This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop the strategic direction and opportunities of the Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC). 
  • The Assistant Director will lead and co-ordinate activities of the CBC and have responsibility for leading on the Centre’s consultancy portfolio and financial strategy. They will work directly with the CBC director, under the direction of the CBC’s Advisory Board and Executive Committee, to fulfil its strategic aims. 
  • The post will support effective communication and working between CBC staff and provide day-to-day management of the administrator. You will be responsible for developing relationships between CBC and public, commercial and tertiary sector agencies. 

For more information and to apply: Click here.

Closing date for applications: 7th December 2017

Interview date: TBC


PHD STUDENTSHIP - DEVELOPING SYSTEMS FOR REPRESENTING THEORIES OF BEHAVIOUR CHANGE AND INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF CONTEXT IN BEHAVIOUR CHANGE INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS

UCL Dept. Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

  • The UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology (CEHP) is offering a 3-year studentship starting in January 2018. The aim of the studentship is to enhance our understanding of how the effectiveness of behaviour change interventions is moderated by context and delivery.  
  • The project draws on the work of the Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP) (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-behaviour-change), a collaboration between behaviour scientists, computer scientists and system architects that aims to revolutionise methods for synthesising evidence about behaviour change in real time and generate new insights about behaviour change. 
  • There will be two themes that the student can consider:
  1. The representation of theory. The student will (1) review the current state of the BCIO and relevant literature to establish how best to represent theories, including dynamic theories of behaviour change, in computer readable formats; (2) work with computer scientists to create a database of theories, including the 83 identified in a review; (3) develop an ontology of mechanisms of action and identify canonical theories of behaviour change.
  2. The influence of context. The student will (1) review relevant literature to establish the mechanisms by which interactions between intervention features and specific types of population and setting characteristics might occur and generate hypotheses for testing; (2) Annotate published behaviour change intervention reports for relevant BCIO entities, helping to populate the HBCP knowledge base; (3) use the HBCP knowledge base to test the hypotheses, leading to a more nuanced understanding of the influence of context and other features on behaviour change intervention success. 

Closing date for applications: 10 Nov 2017

For more information and to apply click here


MATERNITY COVER: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE ON THE DAFNE PLUS PROJECT

UCL Dept. Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic Research Associate to cover nine months maternity leave leading the behavioural science input to the five year programme of research,  ‘Developing and trialling the DAFNEplus (Dose for Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention: A lifelong approach to promote effective self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes’.  Funded by the NIHR, this multi-site research programme is led by Professor Simon Heller in Sheffield with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and educators.

Closing date for applications: 9th December

Maternity Start date: 22nd January (funded for 9 months from this point).

For more information and to apply click here.