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UKSBM 10th ASM presentation Guidelines

The presentations guidelines for the UKSBM 10th ASM can be found here:

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UKSBM 10th ASM programme

The updated programme for the 10th UKSBM ASM has been released. You can view it here: UKSBM 2014 Programme

One month to go until the 10th UKSBM ASM

What: The countdown has begun for the 10th UKSBM ASM!

When: 3-4 December 2014

Where: Nottingham

Additional Information: Why not register now ?

ASM 2013 Presentations


J Green Changing social practice: a view from sociology

R West The science, politics and economics of tobacco control: How can we get best bang for our bucks?

S Jebb Portion size and obesity: emerging research and implications for policy and practice

L Moore From behaviour change to public health improvement: re-aiming our efforts

Prize Winning Presentation

Forwood et al  You can’t prime all of the people all of the time: the impact of hunger and education on priming a healthy eating goal


NPRI Natural experiments: success and challenges

Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session A:

Behaviour Change

Atkins Developing a theory-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illness: Findings from a systematic review and focus group study.

Gillison Testing the Process Model for Behaviour Change in a Weight Loss Intervention

Porcheret Consulting for osteoarthritis: evaluation of a behaviour change intervention (BCI)

The Use of Financial Incentives and Taxes

Mantzari Financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Schemilt Food taxes and subsidies: Does cumulative evidence support their use?

Sykes The utility of monetary contingency contracts for weight loss: A systematic research review and meta-analysis

Whelan Practical considerations in developing a financial incentive scheme for breastfeeding: A qualitative study of stakeholders’ views

Economics and Population Health

Beard Identifying the behaviour Change Techniques used in cost-effective interventions targeting five health behaviours: smoking, diet, physical activity, alcohol and sexual health

Lister  Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of Weight Management, Diet and Activity Interventions

Rehackova Very low calorie diets are effective and acceptable among people with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis

Physical Activity and Exercise

Fox Implications of objectively-assessed physical activity and function for health and well-being in older adults: Results of OPAL-PLUS three to four year follow-up

Hartescu  Increased physical activity improves sleep outcomes in sedentary people with insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

McMinn  Physical activity recommendations, short spells of everyday activity, and cardiometabolic risk in US adults

Rouse Motivation matters: Rheumatoid arthritis patients’ motivation predicts psychological well-being above and beyond physical activity behaviour

Parallel Session B:

Healthy Lifestyles in Pregnancy and Childhood

Adams Parent perspectives on regulation of television food advertising to children: a qualitative study

Cassidy Weight Management in Pregnancy: participants’ experiences of ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’, a maternity care intervention for obese pregnant women

Whittle Recruiting to a trial of an infant feeding intervention: Lessons from the Baby Milk Trial

Tobacco Control

Begh A double-blind randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of attentional retraining on attentional bias, craving and abstinence in smokers attempting cessation

Brose Association of training and treatment guidelines with successful provision of stop smoking support

Lorencatto Assessing quality of goal setting in smoking cessation behavioural support interventions delivered in practice and associations with quit attempts

Richardson Assessing the effects of volume and content of tobacco control mass media campaigns on monthly calls to the NHS Stop Smoking helpline in England, 2005-2010

Smoking, Stress and Alcohol

Chilcot Stress impairs wound healing measured by High-Resolution Ultrasound in Living Kidney Donors

Kaner A qualitative exploration of intervention fidelity in the SIPS trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention in Primary Care

Smith Smokers actively navigate their social networks when attempting to quit

Stead Changing the UK’s relationship with alcohol: development of the UK’s first independent alcohol strategy, and the role of public opinion research

Habits and Medication Adherence 

Kwasnicka How to maintain new healthy behaviour?

Wileman Evidence that self-affirmation improves treatment adherence in patients receiving haemodialysis: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Parallel Session C:

Theory Based Interventions

Ayling Evaluating Theory Use in Behaviour Change Interventions for Young People with Type 1 Diabetes

Fernandes-Machado A dual process model approach in an immediate and a long-term eating outcome

Norman Trial of a theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students

Emotions and knowledge in management of long-term conditions

Cieza Understanding the burden of brain disorders: towards a ‘horizontal epidemiology’ of psychosocial difficulties and their determinants

Eastwood A Cochrane systematic review of computer-based self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes

Smith A systematic review of intervention studies using Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model components to target behaviours for preventing and managing chronic diseases

Food choice and dietary inequalities

Gillison Juicy June: can a simple one-month snack swapping intervention promote a healthy diet?

Hendry Interventions to promote healthy eating: a systematic review of regulatory approaches

Raats Developing interventions to encourage the use of front of pack nutrition labelling: insights from previous interventions and in-store food decisions

Walker “Not just for girls”: an exploration of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males

RCTS, trial logistics, and patient safety

Hrisos Use of theory, evidence and experience to develop “ThinkSAFE”: a multi-faceted intervention to promote patient involvement in improving patient safety

Irvine Getting the message? Novel methods for process evaluation of a behaviour change intervention delivered by mobile phone

Segrott Programme fidelity in a large pragmatic trial: findings from a process evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK (SFP10-14UK)

Parallel Session D:

Ageing and emotional wellbeing

Allan A reciprocal relationship between physical activity and executive function in older adults

Kitchen Talking about psoriasis: using creative tasks to explore emotional wellbeing

Kobayashi Health Literacy and Ageing in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Stathi Project ACE: A pilot study of a peer volunteering intervention for promotion of active ageing in the community

Weight management 

Beeken Preliminary results from the 10 Top Tips (10TT) Trial (ISCRTN 16347068): A randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice

Madigan The efficacy of self-weighing as a standalone weight loss intervention: randomised controlled trial (SCALE DOWN)

Sniehotta Systematic development of a scalable and personalised digital intervention to support weight loss maintenance in initially obese adults

Complex interventions, novel delivery methods, and trial issues

Borek Towards better descriptions of group-based health interventions: a reporting checklist

Dwyer Development of an evidence-based checking protocol to prevent errors in Radiotherapy treatment delivery

Finch Improving the Normalization of Complex Interventions (NoMAD): Developing theory-based tools and measures for multiple users across diverse settings

McEachan Getting a foot in the door – experiences of recruitment, acceptability, and fidelity of an antenatal and postnatal intervention to reduce childhood obesity: A feasibility randomised controlled trial

Health professional and education, and family and social determinants

Cate  User experiences of a behaviour change intervention study to  improve adherence to glaucoma medication

Robinson GPs don’t know what obesity looks like and this reduces their likelihood of initiating treatment

Problem Drinking

French Do Televised Alcohol Advertisements Abide by the Rules Regarding the Portrayal of Alcohol in the Code of Broadcast Advertising?

McCambridge Alcohol assessment & feedback by e-mail for university students: main findings from the AMADEUS-1 randomised controlled trial

Pechey Public acceptability of population level interventions to reduce alcohol consumption

Parallel Session E:

Weight mangagement, and physical activity, part 2

Anderson The impact of a weight loss intervention (BeWEL) initiated through a national colorectal cancer screening programme

Brooke Physical activity maintenance in the transition to adolescence: the roles of sport and lifestyle activities in British youth

Johns Multicomponent behavioural weight management programmes v single component programmes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Stroke, blood pressure, and stress

Cooper The role of Social Networks on Health in Stroke

Mellon ‘Act FAST’ when stroke occurs. Are stroke patients listening to this advice?

Schwartz Targets and self-management for the control of blood pressure in stroke and at risk groups(TASMIN-SR): a randomised controlled trial – Assessment of health behaviours

Systematic Reviews

Giles A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of the use of Financial Incentives to Encourage Uptake of Healthy Behaviours

Greaves Diabetes prevention in the real world: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of pragmatic lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and of the impact of guideline recommendations on effectiveness

Little A theoretical domains framework analysis of a systematic review of interventions for post-fracture investigation and management of patients at risk of osteoporosis

Thompson Coon Implementation of interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to people with dementia living in residential care: a systematic review


Reed Collaborating with young people through a research advisory group

Helme Finding Funding for Fellowships – how to get a grant (workshop)

Michie BCT Taxonomy v1 (symposium)

Structured discussion Behaviour change interventions in commercial & industry settings: considerations in development, implementation and collaborative working

Newhouse How to optimize e-public health (workshop)

Wardle Personalised genomics and prevention (workshop)

Farquharson Real-time investigation of nurses’ work stress: work tasks, theoretical determinants and retention (symposium)

Mickan Translating knowledge for healthcare practice: mapping information sources (workshop)

Moore Process evaluations of complex public health interventions: new MRC guidance (workshop)


Registration Bursaries Now Available for Oxford 2013 ASM

UKSBM bursary awards are now available to assist early career researchers to attend the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford who would otherwise be precluded from participation for financial reasons. The UKSBM will fund/reimburse 50% of your registration fee (please see the registration website for registration prices). Funding for travel will not be available.

Eligibility criteria for bursary applicants:

  • Must demonstrate their financial need for such support to attend the meeting. We ask that only those who do not have any other funds to draw upon apply for the bursary.
  • Should be no more than 60 months past the award date of their highest degree (there is no age limit)
  • Must be, or will become upon registration, a member of the UKSBM
  • Must be the lead author of an abstract of empirical work accepted for this year’s UKSBM annual scientific meeting.  Note: We anticipate that you will be notified of abstract acceptance on the 3rd September 2013, via email.
  • Attendance at this year’s UKSBM conference is required
  • This bursary is open to clinical and non-clinical early career researchers

To apply, the following information should be submitted:

 1. A one-page word document specifying:

  • Title of award: “UKSBM Registration Bursary”
  • Name of applicant with full institutional affiliation
  • Award date of highest degree
  • Abstract title and type (poster/oral) submitted to this year’s annual meeting
  • Statement explaining why you wish to attend the annual meeting, what benefit it will be to you, and demonstrating your financial need for such support to attend (maximum 400 words)

2. The candidate’s CV (maximum 4 pages)

3. Letter of support from senior colleague (maximum one page)

All applications must be emailed to no later than 5pm on Tuesday 10th September 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the UKSBM Executive Committee and the successful applicants are expected to be notified by Friday 20th September 2013.

Oxford 2013

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Scientific Programme

Draft outline scientific programme (docx, 66kb; subject to change – last updated 21 Oct 2013)

Keynote speakers will be followed by a series of structured discussions and workshops that will follow their theme. In addition there will be a number of parallel individual paper sessions and symposia. The UKSBM reserves the right to make alterations to the scientific programme and keynote speakers as required.

**post-conference workshop on 11 December 2013 on “Designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel and other tools in behavioural science”. For details on how to register, see the workshop page.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Susan Jebb, OBE

Susan-Jebb-web-199x300Bio: Susan Jebb was appointed as Professor of Diet and Population Health at the University of Oxford’s Primary Care Health Sciences Department in September 2013 from her position as a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research unit (HNR) in Cambridge. With over 25 years experience in nutrition research, Susan’s work focuses across a range of public health nutrition issues, with particular emphasis on the translation of nutrition science into policy and practice.

Her career began in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Surrey prior to her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she studied methods to measure body composition. After post-doctoral research at the MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit into energy metabolism in cancer and HIV infection, she moved to HNR in 1998, where her research focuses on the role of dietary factors in the aetiology and treatment of obesity. It includes observational studies on dietary patterns and weight gain, explanatory dietary intervention studies and more pragmatic trials of community-based weight management strategies. She is also one of the Principal Investigators in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU).

Beyond her research programme Susan is the Science Advisor on obesity to the Department of Health in England and former chair of the cross-government Expert Advisory Group on Obesity in England. Susan was the lead science advisor to the Foresight report ‘Tackling Obesities: Future Choices’. She is currently Chair of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee and Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE for services to public health. She regularly contributes to media features on food or obesity including several BBC documentaries. In a personal capacity, she writes a nutrition column for a popular magazine.

Professor Robert West

RobertWestBio: Professor West is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies and the co-director of the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training at University College London. Prof West is the Editor-in-Chief of Addiction, is a Faculty Member of the Tobacco Academy, and a NICE member of the Smoking Harm Reduction Guidance Programme Development Group. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications.





Professor Laurence Moore, NPRI Keynote Speaker


Bio: Professor Moore will be the new Director of the Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in the University of Glasgow, commencing October 1st 2013. He was founding Director of DECIPHer, a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence, which is a strategic partnership between Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea Universities. He is a social scientist and statistician with a particular interest in the development and evaluation of interventions to improve public health. Working in multidisciplinary teams and in collaboration with policy makers, practitioners and the public, he has completed mixed methods evaluations of diverse interventions and programmes, which have then had a direct impact on policy and practice. These include evaluations of exercise referral schemes, fruit tuck shops, peer-led smoking prevention (the ASSIST trial), the free school breakfast initiative in Wales and smoking cessation in pregnancy.

He was a member of the OSCHR Public Health Board and the NPRI Scientific Committee, and is a long standing member of the NIHR Public Health Research Programme Research Funding Board.


Professor Judith GreenGreen_Judith1

Bio: Judith Green is Professor of Sociology of Health, in the Faculty of Public Health & Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  Her background is in anthropology and sociology, and she has been at LSHTM since 1996.

She has researched and published widely in the sociology of health, including work on primary care, accidental injury, health service organisation and public understanding of health.  Across these substantive topics is a methodological interest in improving our understanding of social practices, and how they relate to social and material environments.  Her recent research has focused on issues in transport and health, particularly on the relationships between everyday mobility practices, inequalities and health. Judith edits the journal Critical Public Health.


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Implementation Science

ASM2012 Manchester final programme now online

The final programme for the 2012 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester on 10-11 December 2012 is now available online.

Reminder: 12 days left to submit an abstract for 2012 UKSBM ASM!

Reminder: the 17 August 2012 abstract deadline for the 2012 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester (10-11 December 2012) is fast approaching. To submit your abstracts, visit the ASM 2012 website:

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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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