health psychology

The Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London has launched a new venture with global health provider Bupa, to develop applied digital behavioural change initiatives in key health issues. Named the Global Institute for Digital Health Excellence (...

Tobacco manufacturers could be forced to adopt so-called 'plain packaging' in England as soon as 2016, after Public Health Minister Jane Ellison outlined the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's move yesterday. MPs are expected to be given a free vote on the issue...

I understand that psychology was not your first career choice.
Correct. I originally studied town and country planning but quickly got interested in psychology. The main driver was that I am an identical twin. In fact, I am a ‘mirror’ twin, where the...

Can you remember how many times your dentist has reassured you, for example, during an anaesthetic injection? Do you suspect that the phrase from the dentist ‘It won’t hurt’ only serves as a warning that it is going to be painful, even though the dentist appears very genuine...

A healthy nation needs well-trained GPs and good hospitals delivering high-quality treatments. But prevention is better than cure, and these days preventive health behaviour is a government mantra. Behaviours which make illness less likely must be promoted, and the impact of...