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UCL Behaviour Change Month - November 2012

23 October 2012

UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012 will comprise a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions and workshops, and lead up to a £10,000 research prize workshop in January 2013.

UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL Behaviour Change Month is hosted by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing and organised by Susan Michie (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology), Professor of Health Psychology.

Behaviour change is increasingly recognised as key to human wellbeing in a number of areas: improving health, adaptively interacting with buildings and cities, making new technologies maximally useful to us and shaping our lives for the better through small and large political activity. Research into behaviour change draws on theories, methods and evidence from many academic disciplines. UCL Behaviour Change month aims to bring these together to facilitate new collaborations and encourage and stimulate creative thinking.

In order to maximise the potential impact of this initiative, a £10,000 research prize has been granted by the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research). This prize will be awarded to the winner of a two-day follow-up workshop, which will take place in January 2013 (exact date to be confirmed). Workshop participants will be expected to have attended as many of the November events as possible.

See the complete programme at the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing.