WP6: Interventions

Co-production and evaluation of behaviour change interventions

The aim of Work Package 6 is to understand why behaviours linked with indoor air pollution occur, and use that knowledge to design and evaluate strategies to improve indoor air quality by changing people's behaviour. We will work with the other work packages to identify key behaviours that impact on indoor air pollution, and then use interviews and questionnaires to explore the factors that promote or prevent people engaging in these key behaviours. 

We will then work with community members and other stakeholders who are concerned with or have a role in promoting air quality, to co-design strategies that try to reduce indoor air pollution by changing people's behaviour. 

Finally, we will examine potential barriers to engagement with these strategies by looking at their perceived acceptability, and conduct initial evaluations of whether these strategies are effective at changing behaviour and improving indoor air quality.

WP6 lead

Chantelle is a behavioural scientist at the University of Sheffield. Chantelle is leading WP6, which focuses on understanding and overcoming barriers to behaviours that could reduce production of or exposure to indoor air pollution. She is also involved in WP7, supporting the translation of the research into real-world impact.

Sarah is Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute York centre. She is supporting community engagement, in particular co-design of interventions, and helping to ensure the project has impact on policy and practice.

Nicholas is Director of the Centre for Housing Policy, an interdisciplinary group working in the fields of housing exclusion and social geography. He is the University of York Research Champion for Justice and Equalities, a Senior Fellow in the NIHR School for Social Care Research and a member of the European Observatory of Homelessness. Nicholas leads WP7, together with Sarah West, and is also contributing to WP6. 

Rosie is the director of the Born in Bradford research programme, following the lives of tens of thousands of families living in Bradford to explore why some families stay health and why others fall ill. Rosie is leading WP2 which will explore indoor air quality and health in 300 homes of Born in Bradford families. She is also contributing to WP6 aiming to co-produce ways of reducing exposure to indoor pollution with communities. 

Erika is a Senior Research Fellow of the Born in Bradford research programme, working for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is contributing to Work Packages 2 and 6 which work with the Born in Bradford family cohort to measure air pollutants in their homes (WP2) and to develp strategies to improve indoor air quality by changing behaviour (WP6). 

Denisa works closely with local communities to identify drivers of behaviour that increase indoor air pollution and to co-design and evaluate behavioural interventions to improve indoor air quality.

Tiffany is a Principal Research Fellow within the Born in Bradford research programme. She is contributing to WP2, which will assess indoor air quality and health within 300 BiB families, and WP6, which will work to co-produce strategies to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants.