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Annual Conference 2018 - The Role of Behavioural Science in Public Health: Application and Impact

Wednesday, 28th February 2018
9.30am to 4.30pm
Ash Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, Six Hills Way SG1 2FQ

Are you from academia, public health, local authority or the NHS and involved in planning strategy and delivering services that incorporates behavioural science? This event will provide talks and workshops on best practice.


  • Duncan Selbie – Chief Executive, Public Health England
  • Professor Falko Sniehotta – Newcastle University


  • Dr Amanda Bunten – Public Health England
  • Dr Katherine Brown – Coventry University


9.30 – HPPHN Annual General meeting

10.30 – Tea and Coffee

11.00 – Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

Public Health Keynote: Improving Lives: Realising the contribution of behavioural science for population health in England

11.45 – Professor Falko Sniehotta, Newcastle University

Health Psychology Keynote: Developing and applying translational behavioural science to improve population health and reduce inequalities

12.30 – Networking Lunch and Poster Session

13.45 – Poster Prizes

14.00 – Afternoon workshop: Sharing best practice

Dr Amanda Bunten and Dr Tim Chadborn, Public Health England: A new behavioural and social science strategy for Public Health

Dr Katherine Brown, Coventry University: Application of behaviour change science in Public health: From commissioning and service design to engaging the end-user


  • Where are we now?
  • Case studies of good practice
  • How can we create, encourage and support a community of practice?

16.00 – Closing Remarks

We will also be going for drinks and dinner following the event and you are all welcome.

Poster Competition

Abstract submission is now open for posters to be presented at an extended networking lunch session at our conference on the role of behavioural science in public health. Prizes will be provided for the top three posters. Help us build the conference by submitting a poster summarising ongoing or completed work relevant to the role of behavioural science in Public Health. This could include research, policy, or practice, but must include evaluation of outcome data.

The deadline for poster submission is 17th January 2018. All presenters are required to register as a delegate by 31st January 2018.

Your abstract submission should contain a title, all author names and affiliations, and a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. For completed research the structure should be – Background, Method, Results, Discussion. For ongoing research it should be – Purpose, Background, Method, Discussion. Posters on the day should be size A1 or A0.

Additional information

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photos may be taken.  By taking part in this event you grant the organisers full rights to use the images from any photos and video recordings to be used for publicity.  This includes (but not limited to) printed and online publicity, news letters and video recordings on this website. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform us at the registration desk for this event on arrival.

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