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15:00 - 16:00 25 March 2015

Division of Psychiatry seminar: The role of treatment beliefs in treatment adherence and outcomes


B404 LT2 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Robert Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, UCL, Rob Horne is Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the UCL School of Pharmacy, where he is Director of the Centre for Behavioural Medicine. He combines an initial decade in clinical pharmacy and medicines management within the NHS, with a 15-year programme of research in behavioural medicine.

Rob Horne is Professor of Behavioural Medicine at UCL. In this talk he will present findings from his research, which focuses on the role of psychological & behavioural factors in explaining variation in response to treatment. He has developed a range of tools & models for assessing patient perspectives of illness & treatment for understanding treatment-related behaviours, with a particular focus on medication adherence. This work translates into a portfolio of theory-based pragmatic interventions to help patients get the best from treatments by supporting optimal adherence and self-management. Studies are ongoing in a range of long term conditions including asthma, COPD, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV, rheumatologic disease, bipolar disorder and cancer. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine & a Founding Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Host: Prof Michael King, Division of Psychiatry.


Berni Courtney
020 7679 9467 | b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk