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During RSU Research week 2023, RSU in cooperation with the leading world-renowned Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) located at London’s Global University (UCL) invites you to become acquainted with the newest approaches in planning and executing interventions for health behaviour change and communication of health behaviour.


14:00Tour of the RSU Anatomy museum (for those interested)
15:00–15:05The development of interventions for health behaviour change – one of the directions of development for RSU Institute of Public Health
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, Director of RSU Institute of Public Health
15:05–15:15RSU experience with the development of a strategy for communication of health behaviour change
Vita Savicka, Head of the Health Communication Master’s Study Programme, RSU
15:15–16:15The integration of scientific achievements in health behaviour change within the development of interventions for health behaviour change. Stereotypes about aspects influencing health behaviour. Case analysis
Prof. Robert West, London’s Global University, Centre for Bahaviour Change
16:15–17:00Questions and answers. Exchanging experiences
R. West, V. Savicka and A. Ķīvīte-Urtāne
  • Working language: Latvian (interpreter will be provided)
  • Admission is free of charge (limited number of participants)
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Additional information

  • Prof. Robert West – Emeritus Professor at London’s Global University (UCL), researcher of behaviour change, specialized in addiction mitigation questions. Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Addiction”, consultant of British governmental institutions, participated in the development of addiction mitigation strategy. Author of the book “The SmokeFree Formula (Orion)”, that provides recommendations for interventions to limit smoking and has been translated in Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Rumanian, Turkish, French, Italian and German languages. One of the developers of COM – B model for behaviour Change and Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW)
  • Assoc. Prof. Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne – director of RSU Institute of Public Health, participated in research dedicated to health behaviour changes
  • Asst. Prof. Vita Savicka – Head of the Health Communication master’s programme at RSU, studied the COM-B and BWC methods at the Centre for Behaviour Change, London’s Global University, participates in research about factors influencing behaviour change and develops strategy for behaviour change


RSU Anatomy Museum