TCE Principles

We work though research, consultancy, evaluation and / or volunteering.

The important questions

  • We work directly with people trying to make health system change happen, so that our research answers questions that will have impact.
  • We take a robust approach to data collection for evaluation too, so that we can help people understand the behavioural underpinnings of their projects.
  • We use mixed methods, action research and user-involvement approaches where feasible.

Creating the science of behaviour

  • We are multidisciplinary, global and committed to translating and creating the science of behaviour.
  • Findings from TCE projects are pooled to answer underpinning questions about what drives the practice of healthcare professionals.
  • Our scientific starting points are:
    • Behaviour is both automatic and reflective
    • Action and coping planning are not often used in education and might help educators bring about change in practice.

A direct pathway to impact

  • We work with project teams, translating behavioural science to make their project more likely to achieve its aims.
  • We use our large, international network of educators and health partnerships to gather data, implement findings and influence policy: we have a direct pathway to impact.

Making positive changes to healthcare

  • We create learning resources so that educators and healthcare professionals can learn about what drives practice and how they might harness that knowledge to make positive changes to healthcare.
  • We leave a ‘behavioural approach’ legacy with projects.

Grants for The Change Exchange

DateProject titleAwarding organisation
2021-22Antimicrobial Stewardship: Training and Education to deliver behaviour Change (AMS: TEACH)NIHR Policy Research Programme (awarded, starting in April 2020)
2020-21Cards for Change for Help Me Quit WalesPublic Health Wales 
2019-21Developing AMR Behaviour Change Experts in the City of ManchesterHealth Education England
2019Connect 5: Creating an online software application to collect and analyse dataHealth Education England 
2018-21Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Ghana, Uganda, Zambia and TanzaniaTropical Health and Education Trust with UK Department of Health and Social Care
2018-21Improving mental health nursing in West BengalGlobal Health Exchange
2016-17Strengthening health partnerships using  behavioural scienceTropical Health and Education Trust with UK Department of Health and Social Care
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