Centre for Behaviour Change


Delivering Behaviour Change for Society

Start: Jan 12, 2015 05:00 PM
End: Jan 12, 2015 09:00 PM

How funders and researchers can work together to achieve maximum impact

12th January 2015, 5.30pm

Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL

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There is a perception amongst many researchers and users of research that there is relatively little investment in behaviour change research and that it is sometimes not obvious how to access it.

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change hosted an event where research programme leads from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council explained their strategies for funding behaviour change research.

The evening started with users of research outlining their needs for behaviour change research in their sectors followed by short talks from the funders and a discussion with questions from the audience. The talks were followed by a networking drinks reception where attendees had the chance to talk with the speakers, our staff and each other.

For a pdf copy of the programme plus speaker bios, click here

For a brief summary of the event, see Dr Jussi Tolvi's blog post: 'Funding behaviour change research'

You can view the lecturecast recording of the event here:


5.30-5.45pm - Registration

5.45pm - Welcome and Introductions

Dr Andrew Clark, Director of Research Planning, UCL

Prof Susan Michie, Director, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

6.00pm - The Need for Research in Behaviour Change

Chris Norfield, Public Health Strategist: Behaviour Change, LB Hounslow

Dr Dan Lockton, Senior Research Associate, Royal College of Art

6.20pm - Funding Research in Behaviour Change

Jennifer O'Callaghan, Science Portfolio Adviser Population Health, The Wellcome Trust

Dr David Crosby, Programme Manager for Methodology & Experimental Medicine, Medical Research Council

6.40pm - Specific Questions

Dr Lesley Thompson, Director, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Adrian Alsop, Director of Research, Partnerships & International, Economic & Social Research Council

7.10pm - Specific Questions

7.20pm - Discussion: A Future Perspective for Funding Behaviour Change Research

7.30pm - Closing Remarks: Dr Clark & Prof Michie

7.40pm - Networking Reception