UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Danielle D'Lima

Senior Teaching Fellow
MSc Behaviour Change
Email: d.d’lima@ucl.ac.uk
Profile: UCL IRIS profile
Twitter: @DLima_Psyc

Danielle is the Senior Teaching Fellow for the MSc Behaviour Change. Her role includes designing and delivering teaching across all core modules as well as overseeing research projects on implementation science and health professional behaviour change. She was previously part of 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 (NHS). Danielle has a PhD from Imperial College London on the influence of 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, to explore the role of audit and feedback as a behaviour change technique and the characteristics that increase its effectiveness. Danielle has also been involved in research on patient safety in the mental health setting and the use of routinely collected information for quality improvement in the NHS.