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Patients, Populations and Policy-makers: behavioural medicine in practice

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - Thursday 4th December 2014 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

10th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting In association with the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI)

  • "patients" suggests a focus upon the outcomes of individuals - e.g. patients with specific medical conditions, patient rehabilitation, self-management interventions, adherence and compliance, secondary prevention.
  • "populations" suggests a focus upon epidemiology or population level outcomes - e.g. primary prevention, and a concern for the grand-narratives of public health - tobacco control, obesity, lifestyle behaviours.
  • "policy-makers" suggests a focus on organisational, political, policy, or governance context of behaviour change and behavioural medicine - e.g. cost- effectiveness, organisational culture, organisational change.

Scientific Programme

UKSBM 2014 Programme DRAFT (pdf, 364kb; subject to change – last updated 17 Nov 2014)

Presentation Downloads

Keynote Presentations:

Policy and practice to prevent death and disability from tobacco use in patients and populations
Professor John Britton

Patients' illness and symptom perceptions: Do they matter and can we change them?
Professor Rona Moss-Morris

Behavior Matters
Professor Karina W. Davidson

NPRI Lecture - Prevention of diabetes and obesity in South Asians (PODOSA) Trial: key results, lessons and implications
Prof Raj Bhopal

10th Year Prize Winning Presentations:

Financial incentives for smoking cessation during pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial
Linda Bauld

Reducing Pediatric Obesity in Primary Care Practices using Motivational Interviewing: Results of the BMI2 Trial
Fiona McMaster

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Celebrating the 10th Year: past, present and future
Theresa Marteau, Founding President, UKSBM
Paul Aveyard, President, UKSBM
Laurence Moore, NPRI Scientific Committee

Parallel Session A


Evaluating public health approaches to reducing alcohol related harm in an English context
Convenor: Jamie Brown
Speakers: Emma Beard, Jamie Brown, John D Mooney

Process evaluation of complex behaviour change interventions
Convenors: Graham Moore, Jane Smith
Speakers: Graham Moore, Sharon Simpson, Fiona Gillison, Jenny Lloyd

Pregnancy and Maternal Health

Novel Smartphone Intervention for Breastfeeding: Usability and Acceptability testing of a new smartphone application to promote longer duration of breastfeeding
Naomi Bartle

Infant feeding amongst Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi mothers: A secondary analyses of the 2010 UK Infant feeding survey (IFS).
Kubra Choudhry

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy: The HELP trial. - we are unable to share this presentation
Sharon Simpson

'Bumps and Beyond': A weight management in pregnancy intervention programme.
Sarah Ellis

Diabetes and CVD

'We're all in the same boat': participants' perceptions of how groups helped them make lifestyle changes in two interventions for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Aleksandra Borek

Behavioural intervention to increase physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD): randomised controlled trial
Holly Blake

“You can’t just jump on a bike and go”: A qualitative study exploring parents%u2019 perceptions of physical activity in children with Type 1 Diabetes
Helen Quirk

A qualitative exploration of motivation for lifestyle change among people with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A self-determination theory perspective
Simon Sebire

Adherence and Attendance

Risk of bias in HIV-treatment adherence intervention trials: A systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs
Marijn de Bruin

The prediction of self-management behaviours using the common-sense model: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - we are unable to share this presentation
Navneet Aujla

Intention and change in intention predict attendance at Cardiac Rehabilitation
Martyn Jones

How effective, accessible, and acceptable are self-management support interventions in men with long-term conditions?
Paul Galdas

Smoking Cessation

The development of a novel sensing smoking cessation app (Q Sense)
Felix Naughton

An exploratory analysis of the smoking and physical activity outcomes from a pilot randomised controlled trial of an exercise assisted reduction to stop (EARS) smoking intervention in disadvantaged groups.
Tom Thompson

Does cigarette reduction while using nicotine replacement predict quitting? Observational evidence from the Rapid Reduction Trial
Nicola Lindson-Hawley

Is the intention-behaviour gap greater among the more deprived? A meta-analysis of five studies on physical activity, diet and medication adherence in smoking cessation
Milica Vasiljevic

Parallel Session B


Developing bespoke self-management interventions in people with long-term conditions: Using mixed methods to apply and elaborate on different components of the MRC framework
Chair: Joseph Chilcot
Convenor: Joanna Hudson
Discussant: Rona Moss-Morris
Speakers: Joanna Hudson, Lyndsay D. Hughes, Emma Godfrey, Myra Hunter

Using Groups in the Delivery of Healthcare
Convenors: Sammyh Khan, Mark Tarrant
Speakers: Aleksandra Borek, Martin Hagger, Andrew Turner, Juliet Wakefield


Experiences of a workplace lifestyle intervention programme for staff with increased cardiovascular risk: A qualitative analyses in the context of self-determination theory.
Enzo Di Battista

A longitudinal study on the effects of a workplace exercise intervention - a field experiment in China
Betsy Lai

Nurses' performance relates to real-time stress and overall susceptibility to cognitive failures at work
Cheryl Bell

Avoidance of lifestyle physical activity in overweight pedestrians: A review of stair usage.
Frank Eves

Weight Management

Delivery, adherence and satisfaction of the Weight Loss Maintenance in Adults (WILMA) intervention; perceptions from participants and intervention staff.
Yvonne Moriarty

Struggling to lose weight: The impact of shame, self-criticism and social rank on eating psychopathology in overweight and obese members of the general population.
Christiana Duarte

Smartphone Apps and Web 2.0 Technologies for Weight Management: A Scoping and Systematic Review
Marco Bardus

Is self-weighing an effective weight management tool: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis
Claire Madigan

Patient Perceptions

A qualitative study exploring distress in psoriatic arthritis
Anna Chisholm

IBS sufferers' perspectives on coping with the consequences of the disorder: a Q-methodological study.
Katrin Hulme

Using the theoretical domains framework to explore the barriers and facilitators to cancer health professionals engaging with cancer survivors about healthy lifestyle behaviours
Claire Bourne

Increasing uptake of NHS Health Checks- Exploring patients' views of the Health Check programme
Lisa McDermott

Child Health

Injury among children and young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Vibhore Prasad

Exposure to smoke in cars and homes 7 years after smoke-free legislation among 10-11 year old children in Wales
Jo Holliday

Awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and barriers to seeking medical help in Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study
Gill Hubbard

E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11 year old never smokers in Wales
Graham Moore

Thursday 4th December 2014

Parallel Session C


Improving the application of theories of behaviour change to the development of interventions
Convenor: Heather Gainforth
Speakers: Marie Johnston, Susan Michie, Heather Gainforth, Aleksandra Herbec

HPV and non-cervical cancers: new challenges for behavioural science
Convenors: Jo Waller and Laura Marlow
Discussant: Laura Marlow
Speakers: Jo Waller, Tom Nadarzynski, Laura Sadler, Rachael Dodd

Exercise and Dietary Intervention

The effectiveness of exercise as treatment for vasomotor menopausal symptoms: Randomised controlled trial
Amanda Daley

A Pilot Trial of Three Very Brief Interventions for Physical Activity in Primary Care
Maaike Bijker

Physical activity interventions for children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Helen Quirk

Insights into success: factors associated with successful weight loss in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of adults at risk of colorectal cancer
Martine Stead


European Fans in Training: a socio-psychological approach to the development of a healthy lifestyle programme to engage an at-risk group in sustained behaviour change
Cindy M Gray

A hand-washing promotion intervention to reduce transmission of respiratory tract infection: the randomised controlled PRIMIT trial.
Lucy Yardley

The impact of televised anti-smoking mass media campaigns on tobacco control activity
Sarah Lewis

Measuring alcohol consumption in population surveys: a review of guidelines and comparison with national surveys in England.
Manjula Nugawela

Children and Young People

How Standard is Standard Care? Exploring Control Group Outcomes in Behaviour Change Interventions for Young People with Type 1 Diabetes
Kieran Ayling

Rainfall and physical activity; what happens as children age? - we are unable to share this presentation
Flo Harrison

Strengthening Families Programme (10-14UK) substance misuse prevention programme: findings from NPRI randomised trial of a proportionate universalism adaptation of an intervention for families with children aged 10-14 - we are unable to share this presentation
Laurence Moore

Young people's views and experiences of a mobile phone texting intervention to promote safer sex behaviour
Rebecca French

Mental Health

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Impact of Depression on Subsequent Smoking Cessation in Chronic Respiratory Patients - we are unable to share this presentation
Frank Doyle

Exercise for adolescents with elevated depressive symptoms: A mixed methods evaluation
Tim Carter

Distinguishing between Affective Attitudes and Anticipated Affective Reactions
Mark Conner

Building a theoretical model of depressive vulnerabilities, depression trajectories and poor outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome - we are unable to share this presentation
Frank Doyle

Parallel Session D


NPRI Workshop: Optimising the design and commissioning of trials of complex public health interventions: a structured discussion on pre-trial exploratory, feasibility, pilot work and what comes next
Convenors: Gavin Malloch and Laurence Moore
Discussant: Jeremy Segrott
Speakers: Laurence Moore, Gavin Malloch, Iain Crombie, Russ Jago

New technologies for dietary assessment
Convenors: Janet Cade and Michelle Morris

Rehabilitation and Self-Care

Optimising the use of adherence diaries in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of home-based allied health professional (AHP) rehabilitation interventions: A multiple case study of seven trials
Rachael Frost

Mindfulness intervention for people with multiple sclerosis: MIMS trial
Angeliki Bogosian

Evaluation of the eHOPE online cancer self-management course for cancer survivors.
Carol Grant-Pearce

Do health behaviours change after colonoscopy? A prospective cohort study on diet, alcohol, physical activity and smoking among patients and their partners
Gill Hubbard

Public Health

Time preferences predict inflammation in later life
Michael Daly

A Behavioural Analysis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Opportunities for behavioural science interventions.
Anna Sallis

Is plate clearing a risk factor for obesity? A cross-sectional study of US adults
Eric Robinson

Association between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes in 9-11 year old children in Wales
Hannah Littlecott


Normative misperceptions about alcohol use in the general population of drinkers and associations with socio-demographic factors
Claire Garnett

The cognitive and behavioural impact of pro-alcohol and anti-alcohol advertisements: An experimental study
Kaidy Stautz

Practicing inhibitory control via a smartphone device leads to improvements in inhibition but not reductions in alcohol consumption.
Matt Field

Which behaviour change techniques are the most effective in modifying determinants of drinking? A systematic review and meta-regression.
Andrew Prestwich

Theory, Frameworks and Methodology

How has acceptability of healthcare interventions been defined and assessed? An overview of Systematic Reviews
Mandeep Sekhon

A framework for specifying the target behaviours in behaviour change research - we are unable to share this presentation
Jill Francis

Using n-of-1 methodology to examine intra-individual changes in physical activity behaviour during the transition from employment to retirement
Suzanne McDonald

Addressing the risk of bias in health behaviour change trials: an overview and case study
Marijn de Bruin

Parallel Session E


Applying habit theory to understand and change health behaviour
Convenor: Benjamin Gardner
Discussant: Justin Presseau
Speakers: Raluca Matei, Rebecca Beeken, Gaby Judah, Benjamin Gardner, University College London.


Changing micro-environments (“Choice Architecture”) to change behaviour: Towards a typology of interventions
Gareth Hollands, Ian Shemilt, Mike Kelly, Theresa Marteau

Primary Care

Supporting the Improvement and Management of Prescribing of Urinary Tract Infections: The SIMPle study- we are unable to share this presentation
Sinead Duane

Increasing flu vaccination uptake: a comparison of high and lower performing GP practices
Katie Newby

Communicating cardiovascular disease risk factors to people with psoriasis: What techniques do practitioners use?
Chris Keyworth

Development and evaluation of an online training programme for primary care staff to facilitate a shared understanding of symptom perpetuation in those with Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) and complex Long Term Conditions (LTC).
Deirdre Holly

Healthcare Approaches

Exploring practitioners’ personal models about psoriasis: ‘We understand but we forget’
Anna Chisholm

‘You're never going to get anywhere': a mixed methods examination of the process of cardiovascular disease risk assessment and communication with patients who have psoriasis
Pauline A Nelson

Nutritional labelling for promoting healthier food purchasing and consumption: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Rachel Crockett

Communicating with Health Care Professionals: Experiences within the Cleft Care Service
Andrea Waylen

Diet and Obesity

Public acceptability in the UK and USA of nudging to reduce obesity: the example of reducing sugar-sweetened beverages consumption
Dragos Petrescu

Identifying Impulse Management Techniques to Support Eating Behaviour Change: A Systematic Review - we are unable to share this presentation
Samantha van Beurden

Real time decreases in the efficiency of executive functioning are associated with increases in energy dense snacking: Findings from the SNAPSHOT study
Julia Allan

Efficacy of water preloading before main meals as a strategy for weight loss in obese primary care patients: RCT
Helen Parretti

Lifestyle: Physical Activity and Smoking

A Systematic Review of Cognitive Mechanisms of Travel Mode Choices
Christin Hoffman

Effect of a physical activity intervention during pregnancy on antenatal and postnatal depression in women attempting to quit smoking
Michael Ussher

Does attentional bias predict smoking behaviour and treatment success?
Rachna Begh

Pre-Conference Workshops

We ran 2 pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 2nd December, these were;

Cash for Questions - applying for research funding in applied health settings.

Facilitators: Dr. Paul Leighton, Deputy Director, NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands and Dr. Anne Helme, CRUK

Designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel and other tools in behavioural science

Facilitators: Dr Lou Atkins and Dr Caroline Wood

Scientific and Local Organising Committee:
Chair of Scientific Committee: Holly Blake
Scientific Advisor to the LOC: Paul Aveyard
Members of the LOC: Tessa Langley, Shirley Thomas, Paul Leighton, Roshan Das Nair, Pippa Hemingway, Cin Mond Kong

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227770.


Tuesday 2nd December 2014

We will be running 2 pre-conference workshops, on-campus venue TBC. Information on these workshops can be found above.

09:00Designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel and Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy (v1) Workshop commences
10:00Cash for Questions - applying for research funding in applied health settings Workshop commences
17:00Workshops Close

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

You can view the provisional programme in the downloads section at the bottom of the page, full timings will be added here shortly.

09:45Conference Welcome
10:15Keynote Presentation: Prof John Britton
11:05Parallel Session A
12:20Lunch and Meetings
13:3010th Year Prize Winning Presentations
14:10Parallel Session B
15:25Poster Tours
16:25Keynote Presentation: Professor Rona Moss-Morris
19:30Wine Reception and Dinner

Thursday 4th December 2014

You can view the provisional programme in the downloads section at the bottom of the page, full timings will be added here shortly.

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor John Britton

Keynote Speaker
John Britton is Professor of Epidemiology at The University of Nottingham and an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals. His main area of research is smoking prevention and other avoidable causes of chronic respiratory disease. He received a CBE for his work in respiratory medicine and his research in to tobacco control in the 2013 Queen's New Year Honours list.

Prof Britton is director of The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, a unique partnership of 13 leading UK and overseas academic groups researching methods of preventing tobacco smoking and harmful use of alcohol.

He chairs the Royal College of Physicians tobacco advisory group and has contributed to a series of influential reports on tobacco control policy.

Dr Karina W. Davidson, PhD

Keynote Speaker
Karina Davidson is a professor in Medicine and Psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center. She is also a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Davidson's research focuses on behavioral and biopsychosocial influences on cardiovascular disease.

She with her colleagues investigates the etiologies, mechanisms and treatments by which depression confers prognostic risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and also novel depression phenotypes and their pathophysiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying ACS recurrence risk. Her program of research has also moved into innovative dosing finding methodologies and N of 1 trial designs for depression management as well as many other behavioral risk factors for ACS and hypertension. She is a member of the United States Preventative Services Task Force, an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services.

Professor Raj Bhopal CBE, DSc (hon), MD, BSc, MBChB, MPH, FR

Keynote Speaker
Raj Bhopal is Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health in Edinburgh University and honorary consultant in public health with the NHS Lothian Board.

His books include Concepts of Epidemiology (OUP 2002, 2nd edition 2008) and migration, Ethnicity, race and Health, (2nd edition OUP 2014). His academic publications include about 300 journal articles, on topics including legionnaires disease, primary care epidemiology, environmental epidemiology and ethnicity and health.

He is currently focusing on ethnic variations in disease, with a special emphasis how to respond to this knowledge with more effective public health interventions and clinical services, particularly around cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

As Chairman of the Management Executive Committee he was leader of the 19th World Congress of Epidemiology 2011, held in Edinburgh. Raj Bhopal has enjoyed several honours and prizes, most notably being appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001.

Professor Rona Moss-Morris

Rona Moss-Morris is Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine. She is head of the Health Psychology Section at the renowned Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. She is also a National Advisor to the Department of Health in England, for Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Long Term and Medically Unexplained conditions.

She has been researching psychological factors that affect symptom experience and coping with chronic conditions for the past 20 years, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and post-concussion syndrome. This research has been used to design cognitive behavioural interventions, including web based interventions, for a range of patient groups. Randomised controlled trials to test the efficacy of these interventions form a key component of her research.

Professor Moss-Morris's work has been published in leading medical and psychology journals and texts including the Lancet, BMJ, Psychological Medicine, and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She was Editor-in-Chief of Psychology and Health, the principal European health psychology journal from 2006-2010.

Dr Paul Leighton

Deputy Director, NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands

Dr Lou Atkins

Lou Atkins PhD is a researcher, trainer and consultant in behaviour change intervention design and evaluation in health and environmental sustainability. Dr Atkins is an Associate Teaching Fellow of the Centre for Behaviour Change (University College London, UK) where she leads the teaching programme. She is also a member of the Health Psychology Research Group at University College London. She is involved in a number of projects to: change health professional behaviour, such as reducing variation in adenoma detection rates in colonoscopy; prevent illness, for example reducing cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illness; and manage illness, such as increasing physical activity in people with musculoskeletal disorders. She is also involved in projects to promote environmental sustainability including increasing recycling in organisations. She is a regular speaker at national and international scientific meetings and in UK Government departments including Department for Work and Pensions and The Treasury. For more information see;


Dr Caroline Wood

Caroline Wood is Assistant Director for the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. The aims of the centre are: (1) To foster leadership, cross-disciplinary research, teaching and knowledge transfer at UCL, (2) To improve cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration, within and beyond UCL, and (3) To enhance the academic, public and policy impact of UCL research and expertise in behaviour change, both nationally and internationally. Caroline is a post-doctoral researcher whose research interests focus around behaviour change methodology and around intervention design and evaluation. Previously, she was the lead researcher for the BCT Taxonomy project (please see the link below for more information). She has also conducted research exploring the effectiveness of graphic anti-smoking warnings in prompting smokers to quit smoking and how exposure to warnings can impact upon the smoker-non-smoker intergroup relationship.


East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel

Beeston Lane , The University of Nottingham , Nottingham , Nottinghamshire , NG7 2RJ •  Directions

The conference this year will take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre and accommodation will be in the adjacent Orchard Hotel.