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Guest Lecture by Oscar Castro on the Behaviour Change Wheel, 14 September 2022

Wednesday, 14 September, 10AM -11:30AM in CEST

About Oscar Castro

Oscar Castro holds a PhD in Physical Activity and Public Health from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia), a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Valencia (Spain). Oscar is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions, Singapore-ETH Centre and part of the Behavioural Health & Disease Prevention Core. Oscar’s research focuses on health behaviour change. In particular, he is interested in physical activity and sedentary behaviour, with an emphasis on evidence synthesis and the development of theory-based interventions.

About the Lecture

Behaviour change science has become an exciting and increasingly important area of research and action over the past decades. Interventions aimed at changing behaviour are key to address many challenges that societies face such as the climate emergency or the widespread prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Changing people’s behaviour can, however, be terribly difficult. But help is at hand. The Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) is a powerful intervention development framework that provides a set of interrelated tools and principles to guide decision-making and facilitate systematic development of behavioural interventions. By setting out a method for understanding behaviour, and clearly linking this understanding to techniques known to change behaviour, the BCW provides researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers with a rigorous approach for developing interventions that are most likely to be effective. This lecture will introduce the BCW methodology and demonstrate how it can be applied to a range of practical problems.

We are pleased to invite you to join this guest lecture. Registration is not required. Please be aware that we will be recording this guest lecture and will be making it available in our teaching library. If you have any concerns about this, please contact Olivia Keller (olkeller@ethz.ch) prior to the start of the guest lecture.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, Associate Professor for Digital Health Interventions, Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich; Director, School of Medicine, University of St.Gallen (HSG); Scientific Director, Centre for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI), ETH Zurich & HSG; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Information Management, ETH Zürich; Professor of Technology Management, University of St.Gallen; Advisory Board Member, CDHI, ETH Zürich & University of St.Gallen; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim, Professor of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich & Advisory Board Member, CDHI; Principal Investigator, Future Health Technologies programme, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

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