Centre for Behaviour Change


Behaviour Change Online Short Course - 6th May 2024

17 April 2024

The next four-week online short course in behaviour change is coming! Explore behaviour change frameworks, and how they can be used to enable behaviour change in yourself and others.

Future Learn short course in Behaviour Change


Please note - this course is designed to be completed across a four week period. Content will be released week by week and the course will close with a live Q&A session with the educators in week four. Register here for the next run of this in-demand course.

Learn how to change important behaviours in your personal or professional life

People all over the world are facing multiple serious threats to their well-being. From global warming to the burden of chronic disease, there is a need for different disciplines and professionals to work together towards a common purpose of helping people to behave differently.

On this course, you’ll be supported to think about problems in terms of behaviours and apply principles and practices that can enable change.

Discover why behavioural science is important

Using frameworks based on behavioural science, you’ll learn a systematic method for developing interventions.

You’ll consider how to define a behaviour, and then see how to distinguish behaviours from what influences them and the outcomes they lead to.

Explore behaviour change tools

You’ll be introduced to three behavioural science tools, understand how they link together, and how they can be applied. You will also learn how to select key behaviours from a ‘system’ of behaviours.

As you find out how to think about behaviours in their context, you’ll conduct a ‘behavioural diagnosis’ to understand what influences them, and develop appropriate intervention strategies.

To understand behaviours and design interventions to change them, you will become familiar with the Capability Opportunity Motivation – Behaviour (COM-B) model, the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW), and the Behaviour Change Techniques Taxonomy (BCTT).

From behavioural science interventions to policies

Behavioural science experts at UCL will guide you through different types of behaviour change intervention and related policy options.

You’ll leave this course understanding key principles and practices of behaviour change. You’ll learn how to apply these to the problems you want to tackle and emerge confident about how to change behaviours for the better.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify potential targets for behaviour change.

  • Describe a specific behavioural problem in terms of what needs to change: capability, opportunity and/or motivation and use the COM-B model to describe the influences on a target behaviour.

  • Apply the Behaviour Change Wheel to develop strategies for behaviour change.

  • Evaluate and select specific Behaviour Change Techniques within those strategies.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for learners who would like an entry-level understanding of behaviour change. If you want to know more about behaviour and how to change it to create a healthy and happy population, and a sustainable world, this course is for you.


Who will you learn with?

Danielle D'Lima

Danielle D'Lima

Dr. Danielle D'Lima is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London. Her background is in Health Psychology and Implementation Science. 


Susan Michie

Susan Michie

Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS, FBA is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London. She is co-Director of UCL’s MSc in Behaviour Change.


Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick

Dr. Paul Chadwick is an Associate Professor at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change where he works on the development of interdisciplinary approaches to behaviour change.


Kristina Curtis

Kristina Curtis

Lecturer, researcher and consultant in behavioural science with a specialism in digital health interventions.

lou atkins






Louise Atkins

Dr Atkins is a researcher, trainer and consultant in behaviour change intervention design and evaluation. She leads the CBC's Australasian Hub and co-authored the book Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions.


Angel Chater






Angel Marie Chater 

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. 

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course

  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

The course starts on Monday 6th May 2024