Modifying peoples behaviour using games and technology – PhD

Active family games

The MA project is the basis of Rémi’s Phd which focuses on positively modifying people’s behaviour by using technology and games to encourage engagement. The aims of this degree will be to get a better understanding of the user, to find out how to engage the user and also how to get users to willingly modify their behaviour; to do things that they might not otherwise be inclined to do. In this case, it will focus on diet and exercise to tackle the problem of obesity.

This understanding may lead to transferable knowledge for other behaviour change agendas such as recycling and waste, health and smoking and so on.

Rémi’s PhD is funded by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for South Yorkshire which in turn is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). There are two specific themes within the South Yorkshire CLAHRC that are interested in the outcomes of Rémi’s work; the Obesity research theme and the User-centred Health Care Design implementation theme. Rémi will report back to the management teams for these themes within the CLAHRC on a regular basis.

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