Assessing a Body of Evidence of Complex Interventions

IBTN Core Member Dr. Paul Montgomery (University of Birmingham), in collaboration with the GRADE Working Group, is leading a research project to develop guidance for assessing and rating the quality of a body of evidence in systematic reviews of complex interventions. The guidance will be relevant for researchers in both clinical and social disciplines who conduct reviews on the effectiveness of complex interventions…

£3.7million from the Wellcome Trust for an Ontology for Behaviour Change

The Human Behaviour Change Project (HBCP) will build an artificial intelligence system to scan behaviour change literature worldwide towards building a model of human behaviour and broaching behaviour change intervention efficacy. This project is led by IBTN Member Dr. Susan Michie in collaboration with behavioural, computer, and information scientists…

Moving from “Theory-Inspired” to “Theory-Based” Interventions

A research project (whose objectives and methods have recently been published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine) led by Dr. Susan Michie (University College London, UK) aims to develop matrices of hypothesised links between behaviour change techniques (BTCs) and specific mechanisms of action as well as behavioural theories. Linking BCTs to the mechanisms of action described in behavioural theories allows researchers to target mechanisms of action more deliberatively and makes it easier for investigators to design studies that can evaluate the processes underlying effective interventions…