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Behaviour change is key to improving population health and health service delivery.
Our group focuses on addressing two key problems at the national and international level:
- Key behavioural risk factors undermine health and wellbeing. For example, four behaviours alone (smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption) contribute to around one-third of the total burden of disease in the UK and over one-fifth worldwide. Changing these behaviours would add an average of 14 years to an individual’s life expectancy
- The failure to implement evidence-based interventions in practice and policy: Only half of evidence-based interventions and practices are routinely implemented into healthcare settings and wasted effort in medical research is estimated to be around 85%.
We have unique strengths in methods of developing, evaluating and understanding the implementation of behaviour change interventions, particularly for scalable interventions targeting the ‘big five’ behaviours; smoking, physical activity, diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and medication taking.
For more information contact Wendy Hardeman.
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- School of Health Sciences - Associate Professor in Health Sciences
- Norwich Institute for Healthy Aging - Member
- Behavioural and Implementation Science - Member
- Health Promotion - Member
Person: Research Group Member, Research Centre Member, Academic, Teaching & Research
1/01/22 → 30/06/23
A randomised feasibility study of serial magnetic resonance imaging to reduce treatment times in Charcot neuroarthropathy in people with diabetes (CADOM)Gooday, C., Game, F., Woodburn, J., Poland, F., Sims, E., Dhatariya, K., Shepstone, L., Barton, G. & Hardeman, W., 26 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 16, 2.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Aveyard, P., Hardeman, W. & Horne, R., 30 Jan 2023, Noncommunicable Diseases: A Compendium . Banatvala, N. & Bovet, P. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, 7 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen Access
“I have travelled along on my own”—Experiences of seeking help for serious non-COVID health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative studyParretti, H. M., Belderson, P., Eborall, H., Naughton, F., Loke, Y., Steel, N., Bachmann, M. O. & Hardeman, W., Feb 2023, In: British Journal of Health Psychology. 28, 1, p. 116-135 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)