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Event: 6th annual Centre for Behaviour Change digital health conference, 6-7th April 2020

What: The 6th annual Centre for Behaviour Change digital health conference is ‘Behaviour Change for Health: new and emerging science and technologies’. The conference will focus on research and practice to change health-related behaviour using digital and non-digital approaches. Abstract submissions are currently open and close on 31st October 2019.

When: 6-7th April 2020

Where: UCL Institute of Education, London

Further information: For more information on the event, please visit click here to view the conference website


Event: ‘I’m a Scientist’ online STEM engagement competition – Health behaviour change theme

WhatI’m a Scientist is an online STEM engagement competition that gets people working in science (private sector, public sector, academic researchers, technical staff, managers… everyone!) talking with curious school students across the UK. The next competitions are Health Behaviour Zone and Society Zone.

When: The event will be held on 11th-22nd November 2019

Further information: Applications are open year-round. Please click here to view the webpage for further information.


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Event: Developing health behaviour change interventions: The Person-Based Approach, Bristol

What: A half day workshop to give an overview and hands-on introduction to some of the key activities involved in the Person-Based Approach to intervention development. This event is organised by Prof Lucy Yardley, Dr Ben Ainsworth, Dr Max Western, Dr Christie Cabral and Dr Samantha van Beurden

Where: Bristol, 43 Woodland Road, BS8 1UU

Date: 1st of July 2019 (13:00-16:30)

Further information: For further information please click here. To register for the event please click here. The closing date for registration is 28th June 2019.


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Event: ‘AMaSing careers’, The Academy of Medical Sciences, Glasgow, 6th June 2019

What: The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to invite early career researchers to a free afternoon of talks and networking in Glasgow on 6th June 2019.  The Academy has wonderful schemes and grants for career development and mentoring. There will be talks from researchers who have benefitted from the Academy’s grants and career development programmes, and a career opportunities overview sessions led by Academy staff. This event is for doctoral students and post-docs as well as mid-career colleagues to come along to learn more about how they can benefit from the Academy’s work. This event will also provide a great opportunity for young researchers to meet AMS Fellows working in Scotland.

Where: Glasgow, Scotland

When: 6th June 2019

Further information: This event is free to attend. Please visit the event website for further information:

Event: 16th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, 19th-22nd August 2020

What: The 16th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine is on the theme of Interdisciplinary Behavioural Medicine: Systems, Networks and Interventions. Programme tracks include:

  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Child and Family Health
  • Implementation Science
  • Novel Research Methods
  • Nutrition, Obesity and Health
  • Systems Approaches to Improving Health

Where: Scottish Event Campus SEC, Glasgow, UK

When: 19th-22nd August 2020

Further information: Please click here for further information

Event: Introductory and Advanced Courses in Dietary Assessment Methods, University of Aberdeen

What: The introductory course is offered prior to the advanced course with the aim of providing an introduction to the subject for those with more limited experience in the area. Knowledge of the subjects covered in the introductory course will be expected for those attending the advanced course.  Those completing the introductory course can go on to complete the advanced course in the same year. The advanced course is designed for researchers, dietetic and nutritional practitioners and those who would like to further their training in dietary assessment methods. Developed and run by the University of Aberdeen dietary assessment team, a group with a wide range of experience, the course is designed to be highly interactive. This course will bring together current knowledge and best practice on dietary assessment for nutrition research and clinical and public health practice.

Where: University of Aberdeen

Further information: Please click here for more information on the programme

Date: 20 & 21st-23rd May 2019










Event: CRUK – Cancer Prevention and Digital Interventions Innovation Workshop

What: Cancer Research UK has an exciting opportunity for early career researchers. The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) at Cancer Research UK has teamed up with the National Cancer Institute, USA to run a “sandpit” workshop. The theme for this event will be Implementing Digital Interventions for Cancer Prevention. The workshop will: Enable transatlantic networking; Formation of new research collaborations; Real time peer review on research ideas; Immediate funding responses to a value of £40,000

When: 28th-31st October 2018

Where: Maryland, USA

Further information: Please note the workshop will be residential, with participants expected to attend all days. All expenses will be reimbursed for successful applicants. Please see the workshop advert for further information.

Deadline: 5pm EDT/10pm BST on 18th July 2018



Event: Feasibility Studies for Complex Public Health Interventions course, DECIPHer, Cardiff University

What: The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with an introduction to exploratory studies of complex public health interventions, also described as ‘pilot’ and ‘feasibility’ studies. Such studies generate the evidence needed to decide whether and how to proceed with a full scale effectiveness study. Participants will learn about the different aims of exploratory studies and their associated methods as well as how to use exploratory study findings to inform decision making to a full evaluation and how to report findings from exploratory studies.  Teaching will be delivered by experts in public health evaluation, including authors of the new MRC/NIHR guidance on exploratory studies, of which the course will draw on.

When: 27th September 2018

Where: Cardiff University

Further information: Please click here for further information.

Event: CBT for Insomnia workshop, University of Oxford

What: Through workshops, role play, presentation, videos and case studies you will learn about the theory underpinning cognitive behavioural techniques, how to apply these techniques to treat insomnia effectively and how to adapt the techniques to specialist populations

Where: University of Oxford

When: 5th-6th February 2018

Further information: The course fee is £250. For further information, and to download the programme, please see the event webpage.


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