Welcome to the new Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health
By Moritz P Herle, on 23 January 2017
Today marks an exciting new chapter in the history of the Health Behaviour Research Centre. Since its inception as the Health Behaviour Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry in 1996, the group has grown into the world class Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL and now merges with the Psychobiology group to form the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health.
The mission of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health is to apply the whole range of behavioural sciences (including health, social and cognitive psychology, aetiological and health care epidemiology, psychobiology, exercise science, behaviour genetics, dietetics, communication sciences, and health services research) to a better understanding of disease prevention, early detection, and prognosis.
Our vision is to carry out cutting-edge research and provide high quality teaching on the impact of behavioural and emotional processes on disease aetiology and health outcomes, and to implement this knowledge to reduce disease risk and improve the health of the population.
More information about the Department can be found on our brand new website.
You can also follow us on Twitter via @ucl_bsh.
The official launch of the new Department will be celebrated at a later date (invitation only).