Centre for Behaviour Change


3rd CBC Digital Health Conference: 2017

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22-23 February 2017

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with the Institute for Digital Health, is delighted to have hosted its third internationally-renowned conference on the 22nd and 23rd February 2017. The focus was on harnessing digital technology for health behaviour change. 

World-leading academics joined key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more across a variety of topics.

Presentation slides

A selection of presentation slides that were delivered at the conference are now available:

Conference Programme

The programme for the conference, including timings and presentation titles, and can be accessed from the link below.

Abstracts booklet

A comprehensive e-book of abstracts listed by day, session, and type is now available.

Conference Themes Included

  • Using behaviour change theory to create high-quality interventions and products
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches to digital health and wellbeing
  • Developments in wearable and sensor technology
  • Creating developer/ industry partnerships

Keynote speaches delivered from:

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Ching-Hua Chen
IBM Research

Ching-Hua leads an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, data scientists and medical researchers, whose goal is to develop and test technology-enabled approaches to studying health behavior and patient decision-making. We want to use technology to increase the speed, breadth and accuracy with which practitioners can identify interventions for health behavior modification. We also want to improve our ability to quantify health behavior and patient experience through the analysis of various types of temporal data (e.g., from medical/health records, social platforms, wearable devices, IoT sensors).

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Susan A. Murphy
University of Michigan

Susan A. Murphy's lab focuses on optimizing just-in-time adaptive interventions in mobile health. Her lab has developed a randomized trial, "micro-randomized" trial and associated data analytic methods that can be used to optimize the timing and content of the sequence of supportive mobile health interventions. The lab is developing real-time data analytic methods for use in personalizing the mobile intervention as the individual uses the mobile device and data is collected in real time.  Susan is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

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William T. Riley 
Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Dr. Riley was appointed Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Associate Director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences in August, 2015. Dr. Riley's research interests include behavioral assessment, psychosocial health risk factors, tobacco use/cessation, and the application of technology to preventive health behaviors and chronic disease management. He has been interested in applying new technologies, particularly mobile and wireless technologies, in behavioral measurement and intervention, and the potential of these technologies to assess and intervene adaptively, in the context of the behavior, and with broad reach and scalability.