The behaviour change programme provides a platform for research into the development, evaluation and translation of public health interventions (any type of treatment, preventive care, or test that a person could take or undergo) to help people to change their behaviour to improve their health.
Based on national public health priorities, our research focuses on physical activity, diet, tobacco, alcohol consumption, and health care habits. We have strong links to the other Fuse research programmes to support behaviour change in early life and adolescence and later life, explore the relationship between behaviour change and inequalities, and translate findings to our policy and practice partners in the NHS, local government and other public, private and voluntary organisations.
We collaborate with the other UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence, the NIHR School for Public Health Research through their alcohol and healthy ageing themes, and the Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC).
The programme objectives are to: