UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


BCTTv1 Publications

The aims of the BCT Taxonomy Version 1 (BCTTv1) project were to (i) develop a reliable and generalisable nomenclature of behaviour change techniques as a method for specifying, evaluating and implementing complex behavioural change interventions and (ii) achieve its multidisciplinary and international acceptance and use to allow for its continuous development.

More information about the BCT Taxonomy v1 project can be found here on the BCT V1 Project website

Below are a list of publications stemming from this work.

Study Protocol

  • Michie, S., Abraham, C., Eccles, M., Francis, J., Hardeman, W., Johnston, M. (2011). Strengthening evaluation and implementation by specifying components of behaviour change interventions: a study protocol. Implementation Science, 6, 10. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-6-10

BCT Taxonomy v1 (BCTTv1) development paper

This paper reports on the different stages of the BCTTv1 project and presents the BCTTv1

  • Michie, S. et al. (2013). The Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy (v1) of 93 hierarchically-clustered techniques: building an international consensus for the reporting of behaviour change interventions, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 1, 81-95. Go to paper

Other associated publications

  • Groarke, H., Marques, M., Carey, R. & Michie, S. (2017, March 28). What does it take to change your behaviour?. Atlas of Science. Retrieved from Go to article
  • Wood et al. (2016). Reporting behaviour change interventions: do the behaviour change technique taxonomy v1, and training in its use, improve the quality of intervention descriptions? Implementation Science.  Go to paper 
  • Johnston et al. (In prep). Communication of behaviour change interventions: can their reporting and interpretation be improved using the Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy v1.
  • Michie et al. (2015). Behaviour change techniques: the development and evaluation of a taxonomic methods for reporting and describing behaviour change interventions (a suite of five studies involving consensus methods, randomised controlled trials and analysis of qualitative data), Health Technology Assessment. Go to report
  • Abraham et al. (2015). Reliability of identification of behaviour change techniques in intervention descriptions, Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Go to paper
  • Michie, S. & Wood, C. (2015). Health Behaviour Change Techniques (pp 358-389). In P. Norman, M. Conner (Eds.), Predicting and Changing Health Behaviour. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.
  • Cane, J. et al. (2014). From lists of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to structured hierarchies: Comparison of two methods of developing a hierarchy of BCTs, Health Psychology. Go to paper
  • Wood et al. (2014). Applying the behaviour change technique (BCT) taxonomy v1: a study of coder training, Translational Behavioral Medicine. Go to paper