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Integrating health psychology with health education and training


Thursday, 21st September 2017

9.30am - 4.30pm

University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus, Pollhill Avenue, Bedford,  MK41 9EA.

This event will bring together experts from academia, health education, public health, and the NHS to discuss the role that Health Psychology can play in health education and training. The speakers will focus on a wide range of perspectives from training, research, and delivery. Empowering professionals who work at the individual and population level, with the knowledge and skills to be effective in enhancing health and behaviour change is important for the scalability and sustainability of the health care system and public health services.

The HPPHN invites you to join us for a series of talks and workshops delivered by experts at the forefront of this challenging topic. A networking lunch will also give all attendees a chance to have discussions surrounding this topic and forge new relationships with others working in the field. We will also be going for drinks and food after the event so please do join us.


  • Dr Jo Hart and Dr Lucie Byrne-Davis - University of Manchester
  • Dr Vivien Swanson, Reader in Health Psychology - University of Sterling
  • Alison Trout, Senior Public Health Specialist, Solihull County Council
  • More speakers to be confirmed

Click here to download the agenda

Speaker Biographies

Dr Vivien Swanson is a Reader and Health Psychologist  in the Psychology Division,  School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling. She also has a post with NHS Education for Scotland as Programme Lead for Health Psychology in Scotland which includes responsibility for a unique NHS based training programme for health psychologists, and training health professionals in the application of psychology to physical health and wellbeing.

In her research, the key focus is on stress and health behaviour change, with more specific interests in diabetes management and parenting and infant feeding behaviours.

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.