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Keynote speakers*

Opening Keynote: Professor Susan Michie

“Strengthening the links between science and policy: the Behaviour Change Wheel”

Bio: Susan Michie completed her undergraduate and doctoral education in psychology at the University of Oxford and herclinical psychology training at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society.

Susan Michie leads the Health Psychology Research Group at UCL studying behaviour change in relation to health: how to understand it theoretically and how to develop more effective interventions.  Her work develops methods to advance the study of behaviour change e.g. for specifying the content and theoretical underpinning of interventions and for synthesising evidence. This is conducted in the domains of risky and preventive behaviours amongst the general population (e.g. smoking) and professional practice and implementation (e.g. hand hygiene).

She chairs the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Theories and Techniques of Behaviour Change Interventions. She is co-Director of the UK’s National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and provides consultancy to the UK Government and to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. She is on NICE’s (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) Public Health Interventions Advisory Group, its committee for Behaviour Change and on its Implementation Strategy Group. Her editorial work includes Editor of Implementation Science and Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

She holds 20 research grants and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Professor Doug Carroll

“New developments in behavioural sciences research”

Bio: Professor Carroll has an international reputation in Behaviour Medicine. His major research interest are in Behavioural Medicine , Cardiovascular Psychophysiology, and Psychoneuroimmunology. He has authored or edited five books, including Health Psychology: Stress, Behaviour and Disease and has published some 300 journal articles and book chapters. From 2000-6, Professor Carroll was the Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology and also serves on the editorial board of Psychophysiology. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Society of Behavioural Medicine.


Prof Martin White

“Social inequality and behaviour change”

Bio: Martin White is professor of Public Health in the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University and Director of Fuse, the UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. He is a member of the Department of Health’s national Public Health Research Consortium and the newly formed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research. He is a member of the NIHR Public Health Research Funding Board.

His research spans behavioural and social epidemiology, and the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions to achieve population behaviour change. He has a particular interest in the causes and consequences of, and interventions to reduce, social inequalities in health. He has developed theory on the causes of socio-economic inequalities in health and, recently, on intervention-generated inequalities.

* Please note that Sir Michael Marmot is no longer able to deliver the keynote address for this year’s UKSBM annual scientific meeting owing to unforeseen circumstances (last updated 8 November 2012)


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