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UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC)

17 February 2014
Launch Evening: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change
Funded by the Provost’s Strategic Development Fund together with support from UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing and five Faculty Deans, the Centre aims to increase the quality and quantity of academic activity in behaviour change at UCL, increase its public profile and its engagement with policy-makers, industry and support UCL in becoming a leading and world renowned centre for expertise in behaviour change. 

The CBC is led by Professor Susan Michie, Director of UCL's Health Psychology Research Group and member of the GCHW Executive Group.  An Executive Group and an Advisory Board have been establised.  Funded by the Provost’s Strategic Development Fund together with support from UCL’s Grand Challenge for Health and Wellbeing and five Faculty Deans, the Centre aims to increase the quality and quantity of academic activity in behaviour change at UCL, increase its public profile and its engagement with policy-makers, industry and support UCL in becoming a leading and world renowned centre for expertise in behaviour change.

Background to the CBC
UCL’s goal in hosting Behaviour Change Month (November 2012), as a priority focus for the Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing (GCHW), was to bring together people from across and beyond the university, with diverse backgrounds, to meet and discuss behaviour and the ways in which it may be susceptible to change in order to improve health, reduce wasteful consumption, and enhance individual and collective wellbeing. By encouraging and supporting UCL’s community of interest in Behaviour Change issues, we hope to strengthen and empower the work of individual researchers and their capacity to work creatively and productively with colleagues from other areas of scholarship and experience on this vital topic.

Following the diverse and stimulating series of seminars in Behaviour Change Month, a Research Prize workshop was held in January 2013, leading to the award of two small grants to two teams of young researchers for research projects on social disconnection and consumption that emerged from two days of intense cross-disciplinary discussion.

Summary from Susan Michie: Behaviour change and complex interventions: design and evaluation workshops (29 July 2013)

Past events
29 July 2013
Behaviour change and complex interventions: design and evaluation workshops

13 May 2013  
Town Meeting: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change including speakers' presentations

January 2013
Research Prize awards following the Behaviour Change Prize Workshop:
Social (re)connection: choreographic architectural gestures in urban spaces
Principal investigators: Dr Claire McAndrew (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) and Sonali Wayal (UCL Primary Care & Population Health).

How can reflection change patterns of consumption?
Principal investigators: Mariana Huepe (UCL Development Planning Unit), Charlie Morris-Marsham (UCL Energy Institute), Heide Poestges (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), Antonio Silva (UCL Anthropology).
Further details

November 2012
Behaviour Change Month

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