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Behaviour change has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion within academic and lay circles in recent times.

This masterclass will cover issues relevant to interventions to change various behaviours related to health and well-being, inequality, and sustainability. It will provide a practical guidance for developing, implementing and evaluating behaviour change interventions in your area of interest.

This course will cover issues relevant to interventions to change behaviours:

  1. good scientific practice in developing and testing behaviour interventions;
  2. using theory to guide intervention development;
  3. assessing and maximising fidelity of treatment;
  4. assessing what works and for whom.

Outline:

  1. Introduction to behavioural science;

  2. Behavioural analysis and behavioural diagnosis;
  3. Methodological considerations for intervention development;
  4. Methods of intervention testing and evaluation;
  5. Inequalities in health and behaviour change;
  6. The unintended consequences of behaviour change interventions;
  7. Engaging the public and differing specialities in the design and implementation of behaviour change interventions (co-production).

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Course Information

Delivery Method Face-to-face

Mode of Study
Masterclass

Location
The Business Hub, City Campus, Northumbria University

Start 29th November 2022 & 30th November 2022

Duration
2 Days

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Prior to the course start, participants will be asked to submit a project/problem that they would like addressed in the course.

This course is highly participatory, therefore requires a strong level of English language comprehension.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of behavioural science and latest behaviour change theories and techniques;
  2. Develop an understanding of which aspects of behaviour can be influenced/impacted by the individual and how it can be influenced by the behaviour of others and environment;

  3. Develop an understanding on the methodological approaches for the use of behaviour science and behaviour change in intervention design and the different stages involved in developing behaviour change interventions;
  4. Understand the different methodological approaches to evaluate behaviour change interventions.

The course will be led by Dr Angela Rodrigues. The teaching team will also include researchers with empirical and methodological expertise related to behaviour change and public health, including Dr Grant McGeechan (Teesside University) and Dr Kate Sykes (Northumbria University).

 

Dr Angela Rodrigues is an Associate Professor in Health Psychology at Northumbria University and has experience in the area of developing and evaluating complex interventions for behaviour change, with a specific focus on theory- and evidence-based interventions.

 

The teaching team is part of Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. Dr Angela Rodrigues and  Dr Grant McGeechan are Co-Leads for the Behaviour Change Research Programme of Fuse. The teaching team works alongside other behaviour change experts in the north east of England and the North East North Cumbria NHIR ARC.

£200 (students) / £350 (non-student)

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