We are pleased to confirm that the MSc Health Psychology programme run at the Department of Behavioural Science and Health has been reaccredited by the British Psychological Society for another 5 years. The BPS team was very complimentary and commended the MSc for providing students with a rich and diverse research and teaching environment, a wide range of placement opportunities and the opportunities for students to engage in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Published: Apr 27, 2017 12:39:32 PM
Andrew Steptoe has been awarded the 2017 Patricia Barchas Prize by the American Psychosomatic Society. This award recognizes ‘importance and sophistication of research’ in sociophysiology. Andrew gave his award lecture on integrating biobehavioural research with social epidemiology at the annual meeting of the Society in Seville in March 2017.
Published: Apr 4, 2017 2:54:37 PM
Congratulations to Monica Koo who won the ‘People’s vote’ of the Institute-wide 3 minute thesis competition along with Fran Harkness from the MRC Lifelong Health & Ageing unit. Both students will be going through to the Faculty wide heats in April, along with two students from each of the six Institutes. Monica is a 2nd year PhD student based in the ECHO research group, and her PhD aims to examine the association between cancer symptoms and diagnostic intervals in order to improve public health practice and policy.
Published: Apr 4, 2017 2:41:23 PM
The Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health was officially launched on Monday 20 March 2017. This newly established Department is part of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC), and reflects the importance of behavioural sciences to the Faculty of Population Health Sciences. It brings together UCL’s Health Behaviour Research Centre and the Psychobiology Group.
Published: Mar 22, 2017 3:02:42 PM
Congratulations to Daisy Fancourt, who has been awarded a 3-year Society and Ethics Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust, to be undertaken in the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. Daisy is a music graduate who completed her PhD on the psychoneuroimmunology of music in the Psychobiology Group under the supervision of Professor Andrew Steptoe in 2016. She will be rejoining the Psychobiology Group in August 2017 to take up this fellowship, the title of which is ‘Arts, Society and Public Health: An exploration of the major UK cohort studies’.
Published: Mar 7, 2017 12:21:44 PM