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Annual Conference 2019 - Health, Well-Being & Behavioural Science; Building Successful Partnerships

27th February 2019
Conference Aston, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Following the success of our 2018 event, we are pleased to confirm registration is now open for our next conference and AGM in Birmingham on 27th February 2019.

Event Details

Following the launch of the national strategy ‘Improving People's Health: Applying behavioural and social sciences to improve population health and wellbeing in England’ the theme of this conference is building successful partnerships to enhance health & wellbeing through the application of behavioural science. The conference programme offers an opportunity to be inspired by three keynote speakers who exemplify excellence in the fields of behavioural science and public health.

Additionally, the conference will showcase examples of partnerships in action and facilitate discussion regarding best practice in the application of behavioural science to improve health & wellbeing. If you have relevant experiences & learning you would like to share, however big or small, we would love to hear from you.


Keynote speakers confirmed:

  • Prof Chris Armitage – University of Manchester & The Behavioural Science Consortium
  • Prof Kevin Fenton - Strategic Director Place and Wellbeing, London Borough of Southwark & Senior Advisor, Public Health England
  • Prof Robert West - Professor of Health Psychology & Director of Tobacco Studies, UCL

Call for Submissions

As a network the BSPHN is keen to provide ample opportunities at our annual conference for members and delegates to share their work, to learn from others, and to build relationships. Therefore this call for submissions is aimed at showcasing a wide range of experiences and learning from all areas of behavioural science and public health. Importantly, submissions do not have to relate to traditional research studies, although these are welcome. Submissions could describe any project that has sought to apply and/or evaluate the impact of behavioural science in a public health context. This year’s conference provides two different opportunities to formally present your work:

Poster Presentations

Accepted posters will be displayed throughout the conference. Authors will also give a brief overview of their poster to a small group during the structured poster session prior to the lunchbreak. We are particularly keen to receive submissions from practitioners, commissioners and other professionals, as well as students and academics. We are also keen to include work that is still in progress. Please submit an outline of the project, in no more than 250 words, using the following headings (as appropriate).

  • Aim(s)
  • Methods/Implementation
  • Results/Impact/Learning
  • Conclusions/Implications for practice

Outlines should be submitted by email to no later than 21st December 2018. Please include ‘Poster submission’ in the email subject line.

Case Studies

A maximum of three case studies will be accepted for oral presentation (approx. 10mins) during a session on ‘Best practice partnerships in action’. The aim of these case studies is to provide exemplars of the integration of behavioural science and public health, which will generate discussion and questions from delegates during the proceeding structured discussion. Authors of accepted case studies will be expected to participate in the discussion as panel members. Importantly, the case studies do not necessarily have to demonstrate positive examples, as much learning can be derived from research and practice that does not produce the intended results. If you feel you have a case study which could be of significant interest to the audience and provide a useful kick off for discussion, please submit an outline of no more than 350 words, explaining how you have applied behavioural science in a public health context, the aims and impact of the project/service, and the key learning and/or recommendations for future practice gained from the project.

Outlines should be submitted by email to no later than 21st December 2018. Please include ‘Case study submission’ in the email subject line.


The city centre venue is just a 15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station, with connections across the UK. Birmingham International Airport is just a further 10 minute train journey, with excellent national and international connections.

Parking and overnight accommodation are both available onsite.


Delegates of the 2018 event enjoyed:

  • “Inspirational speakers”
  • “Meeting/hearing from people from a wide range of disciplines”
  • "Refreshing insight into what is possible”
  • “Good networking opportunities”


Early bird registration rates are available until 14th January 2019. Discounts apply for BSPHN members & students. Bursaries are available, please send your completed and signed application forms to by 5pm on 21st December 2018.