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Division of Health Psychology Scotland Scientific Meeting

Thursday 22nd February 2018 at University of Strathclyde

The annual Division of Health Psychology Scotland Scientific Meeting provides members with an opportunity to receive up-to-date information on interesting Health Psychology research and applied practice undertaken in Scotland and further afield. Further, this is an opportunity for Division of Health Psychology Scotland members across the country to come together to share work and network. This year, in addition to the usual four talks, we have interactive presentations during a ‘world café’. Here attendees will be invited to circulate several tables hosted by speakers giving very short presentations on a range of projects, followed by questions and discussions. We are pleased to confirm that speakers include Eleanor Bull, Dr Kate Hunt, Dr Angel Chater, and the past Division of Health Psychology-UK chair Professor Karen Rodham. We invite all attendees to a wine reception following the event.

Who is the course intended for?
Health psychologists, other psychologists working in practice and academia, other professions interested in health psychology

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Thursday 22nd February 2018

Please note the AGM prior to the Scientific Meeting is for DHP-Scotland Members only (if you are only attending the AGM and not the scientific meeting, this is free to attend and there is no need to register here for the scientific meeting). Registration will be taken on entry to the AGM.

13:15Annual General Meeting
14:00Professor Karen Rodham: Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional: the role of health psychology in pain management
14:45Ms Eleanor Bull: Home and away with health psychology: Can behaviour change techniques help health professionals improve practice in the UK and overseas?
15:30Refreshment Break
16:00World Café Discussions: A range of health psychology speakers will discuss the broad areas of practice, research and teaching undertaken in Scotland. Speakers will give short presentations, which will be followed by extended interactive discussion.
17:00Dr Angel Chater: Integrating Behavioural Science into Public Health: The Health Psychology in Public Health Network (HPPHN).
17:15Close of Scientific Meeting
17:30Networking Wine Reception - Waxy O’Connors, 44 W George St, Glasgow G2 1DH. Please note this is a 10 minute walk from the Scientific Meeting venue

Speakers and Facilitators


Karen Rodham

Karen is Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University. Until recently, she was Chair of the Division of Health Psychology, and is now serving as past Chair for the next year. Her research focuses on understanding how people cope with difficult health-related situations. In this talk she draws from her experience working as an NHS Health Psychologist and as an academic researcher with people living with chronic Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She explains what health psychology has to offer, and shares insights gained, and lessons learned from her practice and research with people living with CRPS

Angel Chater

Angel will give a short presentation on The Health Psychology in Public Health Network (HPPHN). Angel is currently Chair of the HPPHN, which is a national organisation that brings together professionals with an interest in behavioural science and public health. The mission of the HPPHN committee is to support and develop the Health Psychology in Public Health Network. This entails providing a forum for health psychologists and public health specialists to come together for the interests of enhancing population health. The overarching aim is to contribute to the scientific study of psychological processes in health, illness and health care, and to utilize the evolving evidence base in promoting and maintaining health, enhancing the delivery of health care, sharing knowledge and best practice, and preventing or reducing illness and disability and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Angel will give an overview of this Network, and discuss past and future developments

Eleanor Bull

Eleanor Bull is a health psychologist at the University of Manchester where she spends her time studying and supporting change among health professionals. Eleanor works with teams in the North West of England and in Mozambique and Tanzania as part of The Change Exchange programme. Eleanor is also a lecturer in communication skills on the undergraduate medicine programme and works within an NHS chronic pain team and as an online CBT therapist. Before this, Eleanor spent six years in NHS Grampian, firstly as one of the NES health psychology trainees and then as a health psychologist in public health, sexual health and diabetes. Eleanor is interested in all things behaviour change, but especially in applying science in practice to improve health systems and help tackle health inequalities in the UK and overseas.


University of Strathclyde

Senate Room, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ

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