Dr Claire Williams is a senior consultant at Human Applications and a Visiting Fellow in Human Factors and Behavior Change at the University of Derby. She was the Principal Investigator on the IOSH funded project ‘Measuring the impact of behavior change techniques on break taking behavior at work’.
In her role at Human Applications she provides consultancy and training to industry and government organizations in behavior change, human factors and risk management.
Two years ago, I co-authored an article with Margaret Hanson in SHP magazine about behavior change in a health and safety context (Just one more thing, SHP, July 2013). In the article, we discussed one model in particular – the COM-B (1) – which we liked for its elegance and simplicity and which we valued for the research base from which it is drawn.