Dr Fabiana Lorencatto

Fabiana Lorencatto
Research Lead
Email: f.lorencatto@ucl.ac.uk
Twitter: @fabilorencatto
Telephone: 020 7679 1237

Fabiana joined UCL in September 2017 as the Research Lead for Centre for Behaviour Change. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Services Research at City University of London.  

Fabiana is a behavioural scientist, and completed her PhD in Health Psychology at UCL in 2013, investigating the translation of evidence-based smoking cessation behavioural support interventions into clinical practice. She was awarded the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine early career award in 2016. 

Her main research interests include implementation science, and the application of behavioural theory and frameworks to develop behaviour change interventions to improve clinical practice. She is involved in a number of projects aiming to change healthcare professional behaviour across a range of contexts, including: audit and feedback interventions to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions; antimicrobial prescribing; optometrist delivered smoking cessation support; and increasing attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening. Fabiana also has a specialist interest in process evaluation methodology, particularly the assessment of intervention fidelity. She is an editorial board member of the journal, Implementation Science, and regularly teaches across a range of MSc and BSc courses.