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The Challenge of Behaviour Change

A podcast about behaviour change to accompany the Psychological Interventions module at Oxford Brookes University and for anyone else interested in developing behaviour change interventions.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 4:00 PM
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Episode 6: Sustainable behaviours and working in behaviour change

Dr Emma Davies chats with Kezia Stewart, recent MSc Behaviour Change graduate, and Behavioural Insights and Evaluation Officer for Cycling UK. Kezia told me about some of the barriers to increased rates of cycling, as well as her views about working in behavioural science. Kezia also tells us about some of the projects she had the opportunity to work on during her MSc in Behaviour Change at UCL.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:51 PM
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Episode 5: Real world drinking: Design and measurement in a pilot trial.

In episode 5, we explore trial design and measurement with an example of an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption by reducing the strength of alcohol. Dr Emma Davies interviews Dr Parvati Perman-Howe about her PhD study, which involved a double-blind randomised controlled cross-over pilot trial. Dr Perman-Howe discusses the purpose of a pilot trial, the design of the study, and some of the things she learnt from the process, as well as sharing some tips and advice.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:51 PM
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Episode 4: Why there isn’t always an app for that: The pitfalls of digital seduction.

Dr Emma Davies talks to Dr Nikki Newhouse about digital tools for behaviour change in episode four of the series. Dr Newhouse tells us all about the good, and the not so good, things that we need to know if we are considering using apps or websites or other digital methods to deliver our interventions. While there isn't always an 'app for that', there might be, but we need to think carefully about engagement and evaluation.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:51 PM
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Episode 3: What happens when you are not there? Lessons from a large trial delivered in schools.

In this episode Dr Emma Davies speaks to Dr Catherine Wheatley about her experiences of working on a large trial to test an intervention that aimed to increased physical activity in adolescents. Catherine explains the aims of the trial and talks about some of the measures, as well as what was learned from some of the challenges that the study team faced. Important issues such as fidelity, engagement and co-production, which are relevant to all intervention topics, are discussed.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:50 PM
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Episode 2: Why don’t participants show up? Understanding motivations to take part in research.

Dr Emma Davies speaks to Sarah Howcutt, who has conducted research into the reasons why people don't take part in health research. Sarah discusses what she has learned from three varied projects, about alcohol consumption, young women's views about research, and bowel cancer screening. She discusses her ideas about 'marketing' our research, the importance of interdisciplinary teams, and sharing our findings with research participants.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:50 PM
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Episode 1: Who will your intervention appeal to? Thinking about barriers to engagement with ‘Mind the Bump’

Dr Emma Davies talks to Dr Sarah Hennelly about her experiences of developing and evaluating the 'Mind the Bump' intervention, which was a mindfulness based intervention aimed at improving health behaviours in pregnant women. Dr Hennelly reflects on the some of the challenges faced in this project, including that the intervention targeted multiple health behaviours, recruitment and retention. She also reflects on the challenges of changing drinking behaviours in various population groups.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 10, 2021 3:50 PM
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CENDEP Seminars and Events

A series of talks, seminars, webinars and events held by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) that aims to bring together students, staff, academics, development practitioners and policy makers working in the following research areas: disaster risk reduction and response; shelter, housing and home; human rights; forced migration; conflict, peace and humanitarianism; and, transformative and community resilience in adverse settings.

Status: Live|Last updated:June 7, 2021 10:29 AM
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Safer Home: Research into self recovery pathways after crisis using housing as a focus

The event took place on the 6th February 2020 as part of the CENDEP Work in Progress Meetings - Spring 2020 session. The ‘Self-Recovery from Humanitarian Crisis’ project is introduced, which is a research collaboration between CENDEP and CARE, with other humanitarian partners. Funded by a Global Challenges Research Fund Translations Award grant, this project aims to understand the priorities and agency of individuals, families and communities who are rebuilding their lives after natural disaster and conflict. The project will co-develop best-practice guidance for the support of that self-recovery process and investigate the wider impact of shelter humanitarian interventions, using longitudinal and action research fieldwork in Indonesia, Venezuela and Malawi. The guiding principles of the project’s research are that: • Self –recovery is an inevitable process. So we need to understand how best to support this process. • The agency of families and communities is of paramount importance. They have a right to c…

Status: Live|Last updated:June 7, 2021 10:24 AM
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- Heteronormativity and intersectionality within humanitarian responses and campaigns. - How are different experiences and identities - in terms of sexual orientation and gender identity - represented and included? - What are the lenses used as practitioners and academics?

The event took place on the 27th February 2020 as part of the CENDEP Work in Progress Meetings - Spring 2020 session. Hadi Damien (Beirut Pride) will reflect on his experience in Lebanon and working for LGBTIQ+ rights in the context of economic recession, protracted refugee crisis and the ongoing revolution. - Heteronormativity and intersectionality within humanitarian responses and campaigns. - How are different experiences and identities - in terms of sexual orientation and gender identity - represented and included? - What are the lenses used as practitioners and academics?

Status: Live|Last updated:June 7, 2021 10:17 AM
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