Dr Tim Chadborn, 28 September 2018
Publication date: 3 October 2018
Save the date! Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond Conference 2019 - Pre-Conference workshops 8th, Conference 9th - 10th April
The Centre for Behaviour Change, in conjunction with UCL's Institute of Digital Health are proud to announce that the "Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond" Conference 2019 will take place between the 8th - 10th April. This year the conference will be hosted at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London.
Publication date: 13 August 2018
Blog: CONSORT-SPI 2018 - announcing an extension for randomized controlled trials of social and psychological interventions
Complete and transparent reporting of randomized controlled trials is integral for replication, critical appraisal and understanding context. Published today in Trials, a new extension of the CONSORT Statement aims to improve the reporting of randomized controlled trials of social and psychological interventions. Here, co-authors Paul Montgomery, Evan Mayo-Wilson and Sean Grant discuss what these guidelines could mean for the field.
Publication date: 31 July 2018
The National Institute for Health Research has today launched a new set of 13 NIHR Policy Research Units to undertake research to inform decision-making by government and arms-length bodies.
Publication date: 2 July 2018
Our ever-growing database of intervention papers and reviews in which the interventions have been coded by behaviour change techniques (BCTs) using Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1 (BCTTv1) is available free of charge to all at http://www.bct-taxonomy.com/interventions.
Publication date: 21 May 2018
The videos from our recent event can now be found in the resources section of the website and below.
Publication date: 4 May 2018
Blog: Just Because I Can Doesn’t Mean I Will: Behavioural science and translating professional change into practice
All innovation in health and social care has the same final common pathway: health and social care professionals doing something new or different. There are numerous theories of behaviour and behaviour change, so people who are trying to innovate can find it confusing and difficult to meaningfully draw on behavioural science. Here, Drs Jo Hart, Lucie Byrne-Davis and Eleanor Bull, Health Psychologists, discuss the current research about health professional behaviour, introduce the work they are doing in studying the translation of research to improve practice, and outline some implications for policy.
Publication date: 23 April 2018
Congratulations to Professor Susan Michie, Director of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, who has been appointed Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s new Advisory Committee for Social Science (ACSS).
Publication date: 10 April 2018
Registration for this year's Summer Schools is now open! Find out more here:
Publication date: 19 March 2018
The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group has produced several reviews of the effects of interventions intended to reduce heavy drinking. The collection was extended in September 2017 with an investigation of the use a computer to provide personalised advice. They asked one of the authors, Fiona Beyer from Newcastle University in the UK, to tell them what they found.
Publication date: 9 March 2018
Another conference draws to a close and the feedback received from delegates indicates that it was a success! (Mean average rating from respondents being 4.38/5 overall).
Publication date: 6 March 2018
The conference International Advisory Board have selected 2 prize winning abstracts judged on their importance, strength of methodology, originality, clarity and translation potential. Read the abstracts here.
Publication date: 14 February 2018
We are delighted to announce our first ever annual report,
summarising the highlights of a very busy 2017 for the Centre for Behaviour
Publication date: 2 February 2018
Paper: Evaluating the effectiveness of behavior change techniques in health-related behavior: a scoping review of methods used
Behavior change interventions typically
contain multiple potentially active components: behavior change
techniques (BCTs). Identifying which specific BCTs or BCT combinations
have the potential to be effective for a given behavior in a given
context presents a major challenge. The aim of this study was to review
the methods that have been used to identify effective BCTs for given
behaviors in given contexts and evaluate their strengths and
Publication date: 30 January 2018
Publication date: 17 January 2018
On Wednesday 17th January at 4pm GMT Professor Susan Michie will deliver a webinar on the Human Behaviour Change Project. The focus will be on the rationale for the HBCP and it’s main activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out more about the project.
Publication date: 5 January 2018
Submit your latest result as a late breaking abstract for a poster presentation at this year’s Behaviour Change Conference 21/22 February.
Publication date: 5 January 2018