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The 15th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting was held on 16-17th January 2020 at Apex City of Bath Hotel

The Society invited all behavioural and public health researchers, clinicians, practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, behavioural scientists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two day meeting. This year we decided not to limit the conference content to a specific theme but ran our usual open call for contributions from all areas of behavioural medicine, and particularly welcomed the submission of abstracts and symposia that reflect the broad focus of contemporary research in Behavioural Medicine. These include, but are not limited to;

  • Promoting health behaviour change: including physical activity, diet, weight loss, and alcohol, tobacco and other substance use
  • Applications of behaviour change theory
  • Evaluating complex interventions
  • Addressing health inequalities through Behavioural Medicine
  • Transport, pollution and health
  • Systems approaches to obesity and non-communicable diseases
  • The role of industry in health and health services

Keynote Speakers

We were pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers;

  • Professor Bas Verplanken, Department of Psychology, University of Bath
  • Professor Jennie Macdiarmid, University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Andre Kengne, Head of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town
  • Panel Debate: Professor Lucy Yardley, Chris Eldridge, Dr Helen Atherton & Dr Brad Middleton. Chaired by Julie Barnett

Conference Programme

To view the full conference programme, please visit the event registration page.

UKSBM Annual Report

We present the UKSBM Annual Report 2019, on the understanding that any financial reporting is indicative at this stage and will be fully verified in due course.  Queries about the report’s contents should be addressed to the Society’s General Secretary, Dr Rachel Crockett, at

Click here to download the Annual Report.

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