Changing behaviour to improve public health: the challenge of individual and professional behaviour change (FUSE Quarterly Research Meeting, Durham, 4 July 2012)

“Changing behaviour to improve public health: the challenge of individual and professional behaviour change”
Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting
Wednesday 4th July 2012, 09:00-12:40
Earth Sciences Building, Durham University

Fuse invites you to a quarterly research meeting on the science of behavioural change. Unhealthy behaviours are a significant contributor to the burden of illness and death in the UK, but it can be challenging to help people change their behaviour for the better. At the same time, medical practitioners are swamped by guidance on what they should be doing, but often find it hard to change their current practice. This meeting brings together national and local experts on the science of changing individual and professional behaviour. They will share their knowledge and experience of understanding why people behave the way they do, and what we can do to help them change their behaviour.

Who should attend? The meeting will be of value to everyone with an interest in changing behaviour as a way of improving public health. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss and debate the issues raised. Fuse looks forward to welcoming public health practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across the region to this exciting event.

Draft Programme
09:00-09:30 – Arrival and registration
09:30-09:40 – Welcome and introduction – Professor Martin White, Director of Fuse
09:40-10:10 – Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Director of Public Health, Newcastle PCT ‘Bridging the cultural divide. Strengthening service delivery and academic research’
10:10-10:50 – Professor Marie Johnson, Professor of Health Psychology Aberdeen – Policy advisor to the Scottish Government ‘Changing behaviour for health improvement: theory, techniques and impact’
10:50-11:10 – Break
11:10-11:50 – Professor Martin Eccles, The William Leech Professor of Primary Care Research and Professor of Clinical Effectiveness, Newcastle; Past-President UK Society of Behavioural Medicine ‘Implementation Science: the state of the art’
11:50-12:10 – Dr Falko Sniehotta, Reader in Health Psychology Newcastle – President Elect of the European Health Psychology Society
12:10-12:40 – Podium discussion

Registration To sign up for this event please register here.

Future QRM dates and details of previous meetings can be found here.

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