Behavioral Science and Menopause

Learn about approaches to help encourage adherence to treatment.

In this masterclass Professor John Weinman will explore the impact of menopause on women’s behavior and adherence to treatment. The masterclass provides an introduction to behavioral frameworks to help understand adherence, and supports healthcare professionals to manage medication adherence with women going through menopause. 

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A holistic perspective on the menopause transition to improve the patients’ experience

Menopause impacts women’s lives and adherence to treatment during the peri- and post-menopausal period

Two systems of thinking: Why do rational people make irrational choices, and how can the answer help us better understand menopause?

Heuristics and decision-making:  What are the effects on women going through menopause?

Activating menopause patients to improve outcomes

The Behavior Change Wheel: A framework for improving menopause therapy adherence

About Prof. John Weinman

John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines in the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience in King’s College London. He is also Co-Director of the recently established KCL/KHP Centre for Adherence Research & Education. The main focus of his research has been on the ways in which patients’ beliefs about their illness and treatment affect self-regulation and self-management across a wide range of physical health problems.

An increasing part of this work is concerned with understanding the reasons underlying non-adherence to treatment, and in developing effective interventions for improving use of medicines and other recommended treatments.

This work has also resulted in the development of widely used measures and cognitively-based interventions, which have been shown to be effective in improving adherence to treatment, recovery and quality of life. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate medical, pharmacy and psychology students, and is the author of many books and papers in peer review journals.He has been instrumental in developing Health Psychology as a discipline and a profession within the UK and Europe, and was the founding editor of Psychology & Health: an international journal.

He currently holds visiting professorships in UCL, Denmark and Ireland, and was awarded a lifetime achievement award and an Honorary Fellowship by the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society, the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Academy of Social Sciences.