Dr Danielle D’Lima

Danielle D'Lima Aug17
Senior Teaching Fellow
Email: d.d’lima@ucl.ac.uk
Twitter: @DLima_Psyc
Profile: UCL IRIS profile

Danielle joined the Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL as the Senior Teaching Fellow on the new MSc in Behaviour Change. Her role includes designing and delivering teaching across multiple modules. She joined from the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL where she was working on the “DEcisions in health Care to Introduce or Diffuse innovations using Evidence” (DECIDE) project. This study explored how interactions between different types of evidence and processes at the professional and organisational level influence decisions to introduce or roll out innovations in acute and primary care within the UK National Health Service. Danielle has a PhD from Imperial College London on the influence of performance feedback on professional behaviour change in healthcare. The PhD took a multidisciplinary approach drawing upon psychological theory, medical informatics and health services research and incorporating both qualitative and quantitative components. The primary outcome of the PhD was an integrated conceptual model of feedback and behaviour change which demonstrates how the design characteristics of feedback can promote a number of psychological processes in individuals that result in intermediary effects such as learning and culture change and ultimately lead to the desired outcome of professional behaviour change.