Centre for Behaviour Change
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Blog: Talks, tutorials, and a conversation with Jeremy Bentham: Inside UCL’s fourth Behaviour Change Summer School - By Candice Moore
Several Human Behaviour-Change Project (HBCP) team members were involved in the recent Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) Behaviour Change Summer School, a five-day course teaching the principles of behaviour change and intervention design. The first week took place between 31 July and 4 August with around 40 participants from over 10 countries. A further set of participants attended the second round of the summer school between 14 August and 18 August. This cohort of summer school graduates will join a group of over 140 previous graduates from the past three years.
Published: Aug 22, 2017 11:59:39 AM
Designing effective health behaviour change interventions can be challenging and requires considerable effort from intervention designers. They need to think systematically about what the target behaviour is, how to change it, in whom, and in what settings. Then the intervention designers must identify the factors within and between people and in their environments that facilitate or hinder the desired behaviour and finally, select methods that are likely to bring about change in that behaviour.
Published: Aug 21, 2017 4:14:01 PM
Digital health interventions have the potential to play a key role in providing health care and behaviour change interventions to individuals. However, as academic researchers developing these interventions we are having to perform a balancing act between informing science and providing users with what they want.
Published: Aug 7, 2017 3:48:34 PM
Article: Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care - Michie et. al.
Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.
Published: Jul 4, 2017 10:34:41 AM