Centre for Behaviour Change


CBC Events

The Centre for Behaviour Change hosts a variety of events on issues that create opportunities for discussion and collaboration between researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the public.  Previous events have included seminars, workshops and large public events, most notably the annual digital health conference hosted by the CBC.

We welcome suggestions for topics for future events. For further information on events or if you have recommendations please contact behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.

Upcoming Events

Other upcoming conferences

Upcoming CBC events

We have an exciting calendar of events planned for the rest of 2019, including talks, seminars, workshops and launches.

Watch this space for more information on:

  • EnviroHub Autumn Public Meeting

Hosted by the CBC EnviroHub, this seminar will bring together key people at UCL and within sustainable industries to discuss environmental disasters and how we can take a behavioural angle to address these. More information on this event to be released soon.

  • Professor Robert West book launch

  • CBC Behaviour Change Clinics launch

The CBC works to increase cross-disciplinary research in behaviour change across UCL and increase its translation beyond academia.

The Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, CBC Behaviour Change Clinics, this Autumn available to UCL staff. This new consultancy service will:

  • Be free for UCL staff from any discipline and Faculty
  • Address any issue, whilst we have particular expertise in health and environmental change
  • Be led by senior members of the Centre for Behaviour Change

More information on the launch, including dates and how to register, will be available soon.

Other upcoming conferences & events

The 4th annual International Symposium on Advancing the Science and Impact of Audit & Feedback

Amsterdam, Netherlands. 23rd & 24th May 2019.

More information is available here.

Previous Events

CBC Conference 2019


Tuesday 09 / Wednesday 10 April 2019 - Institute of Education (Ioe), London.

In association with the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE).

The CBC would like to thank all delegates who attended and presented at the conference this year. The event was a huge success and one of the most exciting programmes of scientific content we have had - so thank you!

The theme of the 2019 conference was the use of digital and non-digital approaches, alone or in combination, to bring about behaviour change for health and wellbeing. Conference themes included:

  • Engagement with digital health interventions
  • Digital Health interventions to promote physical activity, health eating and dietary change
  • Advances in measurement and evaluation of digital health interventions
  • Conceptual and ethical issues in digital health
  • Big data approaches in the design, delivery and evaluation of digital health interventions.

Open Science Framework (OSF)

We will be uploading all presenter abstracts to Open Science Framework as a platform of information to oversee research projects and outputs across multiple disciples that were shared at this year's conference.

If you DO NOT want your submitted abstract uploaded to OSF please email behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.

The CBC would like to encourage presenters to upload their presentation slides and posters to OSF. To upload, please click on this link.

Conference Programme Highlights

We hosted three world-class keynotes presentations this year from:

  • Dr Jennifer Turguiss - Vice President Behaviour Science & Advanced Analytics, Johnson & Johnson (USA)
  • Felix Greaves - BMMCh PhD FFPH, Deputy Director, Science and Strategic Information, Public Health England (UK)
  • Professor Sherry Pagoto - Director of UnConn Centre for mHealth & Social Media, University of Connecticut (USA)

The conference programme is available to check out here.

Conference evaluation form

To help us continue to improve the conference and provide all delegates with the best experience for future events we would be grateful if you could complete this conference evaluation form.

Your feedback is important to us and we would appreciate your response. Please complete this form by Friday 31 May 2019.

For questions relating to the conference or future CBC events, please contact behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.

Whova - conference app

The conference app is still available to use and download for the next six months. Keep in contact with other conference delegates, network and share what you learnt at this year's conference by using the Whova app.

You can download the Whova conference app in the Apple Store on Google Play. You can also go to this link to download the app as well.


Thank you to our pre-conference workshop sponsors:

CBC Conference 2018

4th Annual Conference - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond

21st - 22nd February 2018, Senate House London

In association with e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing and UCL's Institute for Digital Health

*Please note that the 'and Beyond' in the conference title indicates that we are broadening the scope of this year's conference to include non-digital behaviour change activity and research

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The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in partnership with the UCL Institute for Digital Health and e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing, is delighted to confirm its fourth internationally-renowned conference.

This year we are broadening the scope of the conference to include non-digital behaviour change. Join key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more around the following themes:

  • Behaviour Change
  • Digital and Non-Digital Health
  • Well-being


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Thank you to our conference sponsors:

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Founded in 1969, Slimming World has continually developed an effective behaviour change programme for sustained weight management.  Our multi-component approach integrates: a warm, empowering group environment to facilitate sustainable life-style change; a satisfying, healthy eating plan and an activity support programme.  Over 18,000 weekly community groups support around 900,000 members to enjoy food and lose weight successfully. Our innovative digital programme has been developed to deliver the same community, care and support to help members make sustainable lifestyle changes.

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Whova's All-in-One Event and Conference App helps event organizers take care of attendees and tedious event logistics. With Whova, event organizers can create the most engaging and organized events ever by improving attendee engagement, increasing networking opportunities, and making event planning much easier. The software is loved by both organizers and attendees worldwide and won the Event Technology Award in 2016 & 2017.

Behaviour Change in Large Organisations - Co-hosted with Bupa

Location: Institute for Child Health

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The first of our co-hosted events with Bupa UK: 'Behaviour Change in Large Organisations'.


  • Chair: Dr Paula Franklin, UK Medical Director, Bupa.
  • Prof Susan Michie, UCL: Introduction to Behaviour Change Science applied to organisations.
  • Dr Luke James, Bupa: Behaviour Change at Bupa.
  • Dr Paul Chadwick, UCL: The Behaviour Change wheel as a model for organisations.
  • Dr Rachel Carey, Bupa/ UCL: Embedding behaviour change within organisations: Case studies.
  • Q&A panel session.

The lectures focused on topical issues affecting healthcare with the aim to stimulate thinking and discussion.

3rd Digital Health Conference 2017

Mary Ward House, London

World-renowned academic experts joined key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics.

Read a Storify summary of the twitter action here.

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