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Behaviour change

REF - Education

We are developing and testing interventions to benefit hard to reach and under-researched populations, including patients with Huntington's Disease and people with learning disabilities.

Research areas

  • Understanding why people behave the way they do
  • Developing models for interventions to change the behaviour of populations, patients and professionals
  • Evaluating interventions to change behaviours

Case studies

Group of students with teacher holding notebook

Who’s challenging who

A cluster randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a staff training intervention to improve support staff attitudes and empathy towards adults with learning disability and challenging behaviours.

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A study to assess whether physical activity could benefit patients with Huntington's Disease.

Theme leads

Professor Monica Busse

Professor Monica Busse

+44 (0)29 2068 7559
Dr Rachel McNamara

Dr Rachel McNamara

Director for Brain Health and Mental Wellbeing Trials and Principal Research Fellow

+44 (0)29 2068 7614