Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre
24 January 2008
The UCL Health Behaviour Unit celebrated renewed and increased funding - and relaunched itself as the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre (HBRC) at UCL - on 23 January 2008.
Long-term core funding from Cancer Research UK has recently been extended and increased by 37% to cover the HBRC's three areas of health-behaviour research: tobacco use; diet and weight; and screening and communication. The behaviours that are the focus of the HBRC's activities are those that have a direct impact on cancer risk, but they are clearly also of crucial importance for other major disease areas such as cardiovascular disease.
Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Population Health) is Director of the HBRC, the goal of which is to produce science of the highest quality with the ultimate aim of creating effective public-health and clinical interventions to promote health and reduce the burden of cancer.
Additional funding is received from the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Department of Health, and the British Heart Foundation.
Image: Professor Wardle