Host: Institute of Population Health and the School of Psychological Sciences
Title: Changing behaviour at scale: approaches to behaviour change in population health
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month, one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives.
Who is it for?
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2015 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20 minute presentations – one from a senior and one from a more junior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion.
The event runs from 12:30 - 2.00pm; a buffet lunch will be available from 12.30 pm. Presentations begin at 1 pm.
Senior presenter: Professor David French, School of Psychological Sciences: “The contribution of health psychology in developing and evaluating behaviour change interventions with reach”
David French completed his PhD at Guys, Kings and St Thomas Medical School, University of London in 1999, followed by a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Health Services Research at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. He then worked as a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and as Reader and then Professor at Coventry University. In October 2012, he moved to the University of Manchester, where he is professor of health psychology. He aims to develop and evaluate interventions to change behaviours that impact on health, with a particularly interest in interventions that can be delivered with large reach. He has particular interests in physical activity, medication adherence, screening, and alcohol. In general, he is interested in understanding why people maintain changes in behaviour, which is essential for changes to impact on health. His research has been funded by various bodies including MRC and NIHR (PHR, PGfAR, HTA, and RfPB), and he is currently a member of the research funding panel for NIHR Public Health Research. He is co-Editor (with Prof Alison Wearden) for the British Journal of Health Psychology. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society.
Junior presenter: Dr Sarah Cotterill, Institute of Population Health, “Behaviour change at scale: lessons from the field of civic behaviour”
After completing a BA in Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester, Sarah worked for many years in housing and regeneration for local authorities in Greater Manchester. In 2004 Sarah completed a MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics at CCSR, University of Manchester, followed in 2007, by a PhD at the University of Leeds, Partnership Working in Local Electronic Government. In 2007 Sarah was appointed as a Research Associate at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester on an ESRC ventures project, 'Rediscovering the Civic and Achieving Better Outcomes in Public Policy'. She led a number of field experiments looking at how public and voluntary agencies can promote change in civic behaviour, including household recycling, food waste collection, charitable donations, internet-based deliberation and community involvement. In 2011 Sarah was appointed to her current post as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Biostatistics.
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