Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Dr Christian Von Wagner

Reader in Behavioural Science in Health

Behavioural Science and Health

Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL
12th Sep 2005

Research summary

 My research focuses on socioeconomic inequalities in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake.  This programme of work has included an emphasis on public understanding of cancer screening, engagement with information and invitation materials, attitudes and preferences towards the different testing modalities and the acceptability and patient experience of participation in colorectal cancer screening.





Teaching summary

MSc convenor for the MSc Cancer and MSc Health psychology programmes

I lead the Behavioural Science in Cancer module as part of the MSc in Cancer.  

On the MSc Health Psychology I am one of the core members of staff which includes interviewing prospective students, contributing to the shape of the programme, lecturing, assessment, academic tutoring and dissertation supervision. 


Graduate tutor

Together with Dr Abi Fisher I will lead the PhD program within the new Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health. 


PhD supervision

I am currently supervising two students (one as primary, one as secondary).  Robert Kerrison passed his upgrade and is preparing his thesis submission. I am also a secondary supervisor of Monica Koo (2nd Year student of Yoryos Lyratzopoulos).




Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ01 - Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the HE sector | 2014
University of York
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2005
University of Sussex
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2000