4th Annual Centre for Behaviour Change Conference – Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond, 21-22 Feb 2018

27 November 2017

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in partnership with the UCL Institute for Digital Health and e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing, is delighted to confirm its fourth internationally-renowned conference. This year we are broadening the scope of the conference to include non-digital behaviour change. Join key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more around the following themes:

  • Behaviour Change
  • Digital and Non-Digital Health
  • Well-being

We have now extended the early bird ticket deadline to 5th January, you can book tickets at the following link:



Pre-conference workshops


We are hosting 3 pre-conference workshops this year also, which are available to delegates and non-delegates alike:


  1. Behaviour change interventions to address sedentarism in different communities
  2. From intervention to Interaction: Essential UX Skills for Designing Digital Interventions
  3. Designing complex interventions – Exploring the application of behaviour change theory


You can find more information and register at our Eventbrite page here:



Keynote speakers


We are excited to announce keynote talks from 3 leading individuals in the field of Behaviour Change:


Anita Jansen (Maastricht University – Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience)

Talk title: Face-to-face behavioural experiments and exposure to change unhealthy eating behaviour

Anita has worked as a professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University since 1999. She is currently Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. She is widely known in field of eating disorders and obesity.

Read her abstract here.

John Dinsmore (Trinity College Dublin – Assistant Professor in Digital Integrated Care and the Health Innovation Lead of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI))

Talk Title: ProACT: Designing a Digital Behavioural Change Intervention for Multimorbidity Self-Management

John is the Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI); and Lead PI for Trinity College Dublin within  the European Institute of Technology (EIT). His roles involve building and leading teams to research and develop in a wide range of healthcare areas, including: Digital health (including connected health); Behavioural change and health technology use; Proactive chronic disease (including multi-morbidity) self-management and/or management. With a background in health psychology. Dr. Dinsmore has secured significant competitive research funding and promotes his work widely through international conferences, events, media and journal publications. Presently Dr. Dinsmore is the Coordinator/lead PI of the H2020 ProACT project. Other examples of national, European and international research projects Dr. Dinsmore has been involved with include: DOCTRID ASSISTID (FP7), BREATHE (EU AAL CALL 5) and the Hegarty Fellow Programme (Michigan State University (MSU)).

Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech – Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science, Weill Cornell Medical College – Professor of Public Health)

Talk Title: Using small data to personalise, sustain, and study health behaviour

Deborah is Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and a Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth and conducted pioneering research on the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyse real time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it.

Read her abstract here.

For further information about the conference, please visit the CBC website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change/events/conf-18



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Keep the date! 4th UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Conference Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Beyond,  21–22 Feb 2018 – See the CBC website for more details.