Centre for Behaviour Change


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Susan Michie
Professor Susan Michie

Professor Susan Michie is Director of the CBC, Professor of Health Psychology and co-Director of the MSc in Behaviour Change at UCL. 

A world leader in behavioural science, her research focuses on understanding behaviour change theoretically, developing methods for designing effective interventions and translating evidence into practice and policy. Professor Michie developed the Behaviour Change Wheel framework and leads the Human Behaviour Change Project  and has several policy responsibilities, including co-Director of NIHR’s Behavioural Science Policy Research Unit and chairing a Food Standards Agency scientific committee.

Publications / Email: s.michie@ucl.ac.uk / Twitter: @susanmichie

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Dr Fabiana Lorencatto

Dr Fabiana Lorencatto is Co-Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change 

Dr Lorencatto has extensive experience in applying behavioural science theories and frameworks to design behaviour change interventions aimed at changing the behaviours of healthcare professionals to improve clinical practice. Dr Lorencatto is the behavioural science lead on a number of multidisciplinary, international projects related to topics such as maternal health, infection prevention control, antimicrobial resistance, diabetes and transfusion medicine.

Publications / Email: f.lorecatto@ucl.ac.uk  

Angel Chater
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Professor Angel Chater is Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science 

Angel’s research, teaching, training, and practice focus on the interplay between health psychology and public health. Centering on optimising health and wellbeing through behaviour change interventions, Angel has co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications and secured over £10 million in research income, extending pragmatic science in areas such as physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions and the application of the Behavior Change Wheel in real-world practice. Following the successful funding award to extend work with the Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Behavioural and Social Sciences, Angel has transitioned from Co-Director of the CBC to Co-Director of the PRU, where she will lead the UCL team in working with government bodies and policy partners.

                                                           Publications /  Email: a.chater@ucl.ac.uk / Twitter: @DrAngelChater /

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Dr Louise Atkins (0.1 FTE)

Dr Louise Atkins is Lecturer Teaching (Online Training) for the CBC.

Dr Atkins is a researcher, trainer and consultant in behaviour change intervention design and evaluation. Dr Atkins coordinates the Intermediate course and Advanced modules of CBC’s International Training Programme and leads CBC's Australasian Hub. Dr Atkins’s is co-author of the book Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions

Publications / Email: l.atkins@ucl.ac.uk 

Leslie Gutman
Professor Leslie Gutman

Professor Leslie Gutman is Professor of Applied Developmental and Health Psychology and Programme Director of the MSc Behaviour Change.

Professor Gutman’s research interests include developmental transitions in adolescence and young adulthood, the study of risk and resilience, mental health and wellbeing, aspirations and attainment and school-based interventions. Professor Gutman is Senior Research Associate for the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Adolescence.

Publications / Email: l.gutman@ucl.ac.uk 

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Dr Danielle D’Lima

Dr Danielle D’Lima is Associate Professor and Teaching Lead for the MSc Behaviour Change.

Her role includes designing and delivering teaching and training in Behaviour Change, as well as overseeing research projects on Implementation Science. She has an evolving interest in capacity building in Behaviour Change Science and Implementation Science as well as the application of these to the education setting. Danielle has a PhD from Imperial College London on the influence of feedback on professional behaviour change in healthcare. She has been involved in research projects on patient safety in the mental health setting, the use of routinely collected information for quality improvement in the NHS, and process evaluation methodology.

Publications / Email: d.d'lima@ucl.ac.uk 

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Dr Lucy Porter

Dr Lucy Porter is a Lecturer (Teaching) and the Bespoke Training and Consultancy Lead for the CBC

Dr Porter has extensive experience in applying behavioural science theories and frameworks to develop health behaviour change interventions in academic and policy settings. She previously worked as a Principal Behavioural & Social Scientist at Public Health England and the Office for Health Improvement & Disparities where she worked on topics including diet and obesity, sexual and reproductive health, and alcohol harms reduction. Her research interests include designing behaviour change interventions to support children's healthy eating, and exploring the acceptability and implementation of behaviourally-informed public health policy.

Publications / Email: lucy.porter@ucl.ac.uk

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Dr Sadie Boniface

Dr Sadie Boniface is Research Lead for the CBC

Sadie’s role is to oversee and lead day-to-day conduct of CBC research projects, initiating and developing research collaborations, and promoting publication and dissemination of CBC research. Sadie has 15 years’ experience in public health and applied health research in academia and civil society. Before the CBC, Sadie oversaw the delivery of the Institute of Alcohol Studies’s research strategy as their Head of Research. Sadie's expertise on alcohol use and harm meant she developed skills in communicating research to non-academic audiences, and her current research interests are in applying behavioural science to improve research culture.

Publications / Email: sadie.boniface@ucl.ac.uk

Research Fellows

Dr Alison McKinlay

Dr Ayse Ustaoglu Allison

Dr Elise Crayton

Dr Jo Davan Wetton (0.8 FTE)

Dr Neil Howlett (0.2 FTE)

Dr Paulina Schenk

Dr Vivi Antonopoulou

Professional Services

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Isabelle Olson

Izzy is the CBC Training, Events and Communications Manager.

Izzy is responsible for co-ordinating and promoting the CBC’s extensive training and events programme, as well as leading on promoting the work of the CBC through multiple communication channels.
Izzy’s first interest in behaviour change stemmed from her BSc in Psychology. She then gained a wide range of experience across different industries and sectors, including working at several market research agencies as a qualititative researcher, at a clinical trials unit, and most recently as the Communications Manager for a large research funder in the charity sector. 

Email: i.olson@ucl.ac.uk

Karen Rumsey

Karen Rumsey

Karen Rumsey is the CBC Administrative Manager.

Email: karen.rumsey@ucl.ac.uk

Sophia Bowes (0.5 FTE)

Sophia Bowes is the CBC Teaching Administrator.

Email: sophia.bowes@ucl.ac.uk

Doctoral Students

Rachel Perowne

Catherine Lawrence

Gemma Spickernell

Research Assistants

Lisa Zhang

CBC Associates

CBC Associates are colleagues within and beyond UCL who actively participate in our consultancy, research, teaching and training, and in representing CBC on external bodies. View our list of associates below. 

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