Stirling Behavioural Medicine Research Group

The International Society for Behavioural Medicine defines behavioural medicine as “…the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of psychosocial, behavioural and biomedical knowledge relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge to prevention, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation”.

The Stirling Behavioural Medicine Research Group was formed in 2013 and brings together academics and practitioners from across the University of Stirling to stimulate and foster cross-department communication and interdisciplinary research collaboration in the broad area of health and well-being. The group have major expertise in areas of behavioural science, social marketing, behaviour change, health psychology, health service research, exercise science, and in designing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

By integrating this knowledge and applying insights and methods of behavioural science the group aims to open up opportunities to understand and affect the behaviour of:

  • The population to prevent illness
  • Patients to enhance treatment effects
  • Clinicians to improve service delivery.

We meet every three months to showcase new research in the area of health and well-being and indicate opportunities for collaboration across the University of Stirling academic community. See News and events for further details.

Steering group members

A steering group has been set up with a volunteer representative from four divisions:

Can I get involved?

Researchers

If you would like to get involved you are most welcome at any of our scheduled meetings as well as at any specific events we may organise which are likely to be of general interest to researchers interested in behaviour, health and well-being. See the Research tab to get a sense of the areas of research expertise across the group. If you are interested in joining the Stirling Behavioural Medicine Group and/or attending the workshops please sign up to the mailing list by contacting Jody Quigley, email: j.m.quigley@stir.ac.uk

We can also provide limited assistance with submission of grant applications to funding bodies, including preparing submissions and assisting with Patient and Public Involvement. See Grant applications for further information.

The public

We are keen to involve people who are not directly involved in research in our collaborations, so that we can focus our research questions to reflect patients’ needs and so benefit patients. To this end we are in the process of setting up a Patient and Public Ivolvement (PPI) advisory group, which will contribute to the development of our future research. See Patient and public involvement for more information including what being part of this group would mean and how members of the public can get involved.

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