- School for Public Health Research
- Physical Activity Research Group
- Behaviour Change
- Global Health
- Seminars and Events
- SLMS homepage
The Domains encompass the breadth of research activity across the School of Life and Medical Sciences within nine core groupings.
- What shapes human behaviour?
- What stands in the way of long-term, positive behaviour change?
- How can research inform the design of effective interventions to change behaviour?
- Where should we most effectively intervene – at the macro or the micro level?
- How do we measure behaviour change?
These are just some of the fundamental questions that will be addressed in a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions, and workshops during UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012.
Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as key to human wellbeing in a number of areas: improving health, adaptively interacting with buildings and cities, making new technologies maximally useful to us and shaping our lives for the better through small and large political activity. Research into behaviour change draws on theories, methods and evidence from many academic disciplines. UCL Behaviour Change month aims to bring these together to facilitate new collaborations and encourage and stimulate creative thinking.
In order to maximise the potential impact of this initiative, a £10,000 research prize has been granted by the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research). This prize will be awarded to the winner of a two-day follow-up workshop, which will take place in January 2013 (date to be confirmed). Workshop participants will be expected to have attended as many of the November events as possible.
UCL Behaviour Change Month 2012 is hosted by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing in collaboration with the Population Health Domain, and is organised by Susan Michie (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology), Professor of Health Psychology.
UCL students, staff and members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in all events. Please note that the workshops may require prior booking as numbers are limited.
A programme and further details for Behaviour Change Month are available on the Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing webpages.