Learning The Iterative Process Of Behaviour Change At #CBCIDH16

This week, the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing organised by @UCLBehaveChange really got us thinking about how we might think about new ways of transforming healthcare with our students.


@SusanMichie introduced the conference, and the room began to overflow with ideas and enthusiasm for behaviour change in healthcare. We were most excited to explore the transforming cross-disciplinary understandings of behaviour change across the healthcare services. Our students value diversity, and we love to work collaboratively for effective change.

As our students begin to turn their own visions into practice, we encourage them to think outside of the box. This conference has really enlightened us to how behaviour change can work at every level and make a real impact in the health services. But how do we evaluate that change? How do we know it has worked?

Some of the speakers suggested that evaluation was to be an iterative process rather than a series of static tests. For us, this would mean keeping the conversation open, so that our feedback turns into change on a daily basis. Listening to our staff, patients and students,  we can continue to improve. Changing both their behaviour, and our own.

We have really been enjoying the festival for digital health, and this conference really brought innovation together for a collaborative conference goo.gl/W5eyVt . We look forward to a 3rd behaviour change conference, and seeing our colleagues at UCL again very soon.


Posted on February 29, 2016 .