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Annual Conference 2020

12th February 2020
Derby Enterprise Centre

Following the success of our 2019 event, we are pleased to confirm the next annual conference will take place on 12th February 2020 at the Derby Enterprise Centre, DE1 3LJ.

Details of the full programme is now available.

Event Details

First Key Note Speaker: Professor Susan Michie - Professor of Health Psychology & Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL

"Professor Michie’s research focuses on behaviour change: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory to complex intervention development, evaluation and implementation. Her research, collaborating with disciplines such as information science, environmental science, computer science and medicine, covers population, organisational and individual level interventions. Examples include the Human Behavior Change Project and Complex Systems for Sustainability and Health.

She serves as an expert advisor to Public Health England and the UK Department of Health and Social Care, is Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Social Sciences Advisory Committee and chaired the Academy of Social Science’s ‘Health of People’ project."

Second Key Note Speaker
: Eugene Milne - Director of Public Health, Newcastle

"Eugene Milne has been Director of Public Health for Newcastle since 2014. Prior to that, he trained in medicine in Newcastle and worked in paediatrics before switching to public health post-MRCP. Having held a variety of public health posts in the region he served as Director of Adult Health at Public Health England before moving to his current position. He is a visiting professor at Newcastle University (previously at Durham) and serves on a variety of boards and committees at regional and national level for the NIHR Public health Programme, Association of Directors of Public Health, Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation, Fuse and the Regional Research Design Service. He was joint editor of the Journal of Public Health until earlier this year."

This conference will offer an opportunity to be inspired by 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 & well being. 

If you have relevant experiences and learning you would like to share, however big or small, we would live to hear from you.


Abstract submissions

All accepted submissions will be presented as posters, although truly exceptional submissions may be invited to present via alternative methods. Accepted posters will be displayed throughout the conference and there will be a scheduled poster session in the conference programme to provide opportunity for authors to present and discuss their work in detail with delegates. 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.

The abstract submission deadline has now passed.