Charles Abraham's Research and Practice
1) describing and measuring modifiable processes that regulate behaviour patterns
(including explicit and implicit cognitions and affective responses as well as social influence processes);
2) developing evidence-based, behaviour-change interventions that apply specified
change techniques to (a) disrupt existing behaviour patterns and/or (b) establish new
3) planning feasible, acceptable and sustainable behaviour change interventions in context;
4) conducting evaluations, including process evaluations, of behaviour-change interventions.
I have conducted research on (i) preventive behaviour patterns (e.g., exercise, diet, alcohol use, smoking and condom use, mainly among young people), (ii) blood and kidney donation (iii) patient help-seeking (e.g., asthma symptom reporting and uptake of screening), (iv) patient assessment (e.g. pain measurement), (v) patient adherence (e.g., to malaria prophylaxis and anti-retrovirals), (vi) management of chronic illness (e.g., diabetes and heart failure) and (vii) staff-client interaction (e.g., care of persons with learning disabilities).