Centre for Behaviour Change


Introducing the Theory and Techniques tool

24 May 2023, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm


Linking Behaviour Change Techniques and their Mechanisms of Action

This event is free.

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The Theory and Techniques Tool. An online resource linking between behaviour change techniques and their mechanisms of action can be used for developing theory-based interventions or understanding interventions theoretically. This will be introduced by Professor Susan Michie and Professor Marie Johnston. We will ensure plenty of interaction both in the session and on a discussion board – we hope you can join us.

Speaker bios:

Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS, FBA is Professor of Health Psychology and Director ofUCL's Centre for Behaviour Change Professor Michie’s research focuses on human behaviour change in relation to health and the environment: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory and evidence to intervention and policy development, evaluation and implementation. Her research, collaborating with disciplines such as information science, environmental science, computer science and medicine, covers population, organisational and individual level interventions. She has served as an expert advisor on the UK’s Covid-19 Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behavioural Science (part of SAGE and the Lancet’s Covid-19 Commission. She is chair of WHO’s Behavioural Insights and Sciences Technical Advisory Group.

Marie Johnston Ph.D., B.Sc., HonFBPsS., FRSE., F.Med.Sci., FAcSS, FEHPS, FRCP.Edin., FBSPHN is Emeritus Professor in Health Psychology in the College of Life Sciences and Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. She conducts research on behaviour and behaviour change in the context of health, illness and healthcare with an emphasis on improving measurement, research design and reporting and developing implementable behaviour change interventions based on evidence and theory. She has over 500 publications and her research has been supported by research council, government and charitable sources. Interventions she was involved in developing and evaluating have been implemented in NHS Scotland.

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