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2016 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Complex interventions in a complex world: applications of Behavioural Medicine

Thursday 1st December 2016 - Friday 2nd December 2016 at Hilton Cardiff

Pre-conference workshops: Wednesday 30th November 2016

The Society invites all behavioural and public health researchers, clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two day meeting.

We were pleased to welcome our Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Peter Elwood, Medical Epidemiologist & Honorary Professor, Cardiff University
  • Professor Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
  • Professor Matt Field, Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Paul Aveyard, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Oxford

Please click here to view the full programme [last updated 23/11/2016]

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Keynote Presentations

My Health - whose responsibility?
Professor Peter Elwood

Scientific Ecosystems and Research Reproducibility
Professor Marcus Munafò

Professor Paul Aveyard

What has experimental psychology done for behavioural medicine? Promise and pitfalls of the experimental medicine approach
Professor Matt Field

Prize Winning Presentations

INhaler Compliance Assessment (INCA) in an Asthma Cohort
Elaine Mac Hale

Reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages decreases alcohol consumption: results from a semi-naturalistic experiment
Inge Kersbergen

Thursday 1st December 2016 Presentations

Parallel Session A 11:20-12:30


The potential for using novel trial designs to evaluate complex behaviour change interventions

Contributors: Suzanne McDonald, Leanne Morrison, Phillip Pallmann, Hazel Inskip, Mary Barker
Discussant: Mary Barker


Process evaluations in pragmatic trials of complex interventions in healthcare settings: opportunities and challenges

Contributors: Fabiana Lorencatto, Liz Glidewell, Cheryl Hunter, Wendy Hardeman
Discussant: Graham Moore

Smoking & Alcohol 1

Do implementation intentions reduce alcohol consumption? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Richard Cooke

Effectiveness of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
Linda Irvine

Impact of low dose computed tomography screening on smoking cessation in UK Lung Cancer Screening trial participants
Kate Brain

Association between population changes in use of e-cigarettes on changes in quit attempts, success of quit attempts, use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, and use of stop smoking services: a time-series analysis
Emma Beard

Adult obesity/weight loss 1

Life after FFIT: do men in a weight management programme delivered through professional football clubs sustain weight loss long term, and how?
Cindy Gray
We are unable to share this presentation

Exploring the associations between social norms, stigma and motivation for weight control across two countries
Fiona Gillison

Mobilising social support: insights for the development of a web and app-based intervention for weight loss
Mark Kelson

Impulse Pal: App-based training to help people manage impulsive in-the-moment eating
Colin Greaves

BC techniques/theory

Designing behaviour change interventions: Linking behaviour change techniques to theory
Susan Michie

Describing the ‘how’ of behaviour change interventions: A taxonomy of modes of delivery
Rachel Carey

Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review of well-being effects
Ainslea Cross

Social network interventions for health behaviour change: A systematic review
Ruth Hunter

Primary care

You started something... then I continued by myself": a qualitative study of physical activity maintenance
Charlotte Wahlich

Enhanced Invitations and Uptake of Health Checks in Primary Care. Randomised Controlled Trial and Cohort Study Using Electronic Health Records
Lisa McDermott

Is the intention-behaviour gap in health check uptake larger among the more deprived?
Alison Wright

The development of a measurement tool to assess common Incorrect Beliefs About the causes of Cancer within the general public: The IBAC study
Samuel Smith

Parallel Session B, 13:30-14:45


Challenges and opportunities for studying teachable moments across the cancer continuum

Contributors: Samuel Smith, Claire Stevens, Rebecca Beeken, Linda Bauld
Discussant: Jamie Ostroff


Characterising population influences on smoking and alcohol consumption in England: The Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Studies

Contributors: Emma Beard, Penny Buykx, Jamie Brown, John Holmes
Discussant: Susan Michie

Cancer screening & risk perception

Improving bowel screening uptake: Lessons from higher uptake of breast and cervical screening
Marie Kotzur

Behavioural text messages to improve uptake for cervical screening: two randomised controlled trials
Sarah Huf

Are there psychological harms of providing women with personalized ten-year breast cancer risk estimates?
David French

Childhood obesity & prevention

Greater access to healthy food outlets in the home and school environment is associated with better dietary quality in young children
Christina Vogel
We are unable to share this presentation

Multiple stakeholder views of pre-school child weight management practices: a mixed methods exploration
Daisy Bradbury

Engagement and retention of schools, children and their families in a cluster RCT of a novel obesity prevention intervention: The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)
Jenny Lloyd

Virtual Traveller: A behaviour change intervention to increase physical activity during primary school lessons
Emma Norris

Chronic disease management

Examining the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for the management of fatigue in End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD): A systematic review with meta-analysis
Federica Picariello

A Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial Of A Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention Compared To Social Interaction In Huntington's Disease
Cheney Drew

Briefer, self-management based physical activity interventions are associated with better outcomes in musculoskeletal disorders: secondary analysis and meta-analysis of a systematic review
Nicola O'Brien

Maternal/child health

Women's dietary changes from pre-conception to pregnancy: a systematic review
Sarah Hillier

The urban greening panacea? Variation in positive effects of green space on 4 year old's behavioural difficulties by ethnicity
Tiffany Yang

Preconceptional maternal anxiety is associated with childhood emotional problems, independent of the effect of post-natal depression
Janis Baird

Tracing values in research design – dancing between controversy and behavioural norms
Clare Relton

Short Oral Presentations, 14:45-15:45

Maternal, child & adolescent health

Developing a protocol for process evaluation across multiple complex interventions: an example from Born in Bradford's Better Start
Nimarta Dharni

New mothers' views on continuity of care provided by midwives and health visitors
Ellinor Olander

Enablers and barriers to physical activity in overweight and obese pregnant women: an analysis informed by the Theoretical Domains Framework and COM-B model
Caragh Flannery

An application of Extended Normalisation Process Theory in an RCT of a complex social intervention: process evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme
Jeremy Segrott
Presentation cancelled

Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Children with a Nutritious Diet: Findings from an Evaluation of the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme
Susan Browne

Parents' Experiences of Raising a Child with a Chronic Illness
Anna O'Sullivan

Accounting for maturity in weight status of adolescents: implications for the National Child Measurement Programme
Fiona Gillison

A systematic review of digital interventions for improving the diet and physical activity behaviours of adolescents
Taylor Rose

Diet, physical activity & obesity

Perceived weight discrimination and chronic biochemical stress: a population-based study using cortisol in scalp hair
Sarah Jackson

The TEnT PEGS online toolkit: Translating behaivour change techniques into communication tools for midwives
Anna Chisholm

A joint project of change? How men and their female partners talk about negotiating lifestyle changes during men's participation in a weight loss and healthy living programme
Alice MacLean

The development and preliminary testing of an intervention to create a habit for physical activity by modifying affective judgement
Alice Forster

The effect of organic labelling on consumption of a high calorie snack: A laboratory study
Heather Renwick

Process Evaluation of a Complex Intervention: Trial to Encourage Adoption and Maintenance of a MEditerranean Diet (TEAM-MED)
C M Erwin

Systematic, theory-based development of a workplace-based eating and physical activity behaviour change intervention targeted to nurses
Brian Power

Do people attending Slimming World keep their weight off in the longer term?
Laura Holloway

Various (1)

A service evaluation specifying active components of an intensive rehabilitation programme to promote management of chronic nonspecific low back pain
Danica Kennedy

MEDREV - A pharmacy-health psychology intervention feasibility study
Niyah Campbell

From symptom onset to consultation: Understanding the pathway to consultation in rheumatoid arthritis
Gwenda Simons

‘Mam-Kind Study: A Novel Peer Support Intervention Using Motivational Interviewing for Breastfeeding Maintenance: a UK Feasibility Study’
Lauren Copeland

Intervention delivery fidelity assessment of a counselling based intervention for multiple behaviours
Tom Thompson

A systematic review of what is known about novel psychoactive substances use, related harms and responses
Noreen Mdege

The feasibility of using a UK Virtual Supermarket to examine differences in purchasing behaviour across income groups
Anja Mizdrak

The effect of changing the built environment on physical activity: a quantitative review of the risk of bias in natural experiments
David French

Friday 2nd December 2016 Presentations

Parallel Session C, 10:50-12:20


Applying user-centred development methods to create acceptable and persuasive digital health interventionsContributors: Leanne Morrison, Emma Davies, Kate Morton, Kristina Curtis
Discussant: Cindy Gray


Taking a relational approach to co-creating complex interventions and trial designs with schools, children and their families to engage across the socio-economic spectrum
Contributors: Jenny Lloyd, Dr Katrina Wyatt, Lindsey Anderson, Camilla McHugh

Mental health

Cortisol reactivity and suicidal behaviour: investigating the role of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responses to stress in suicide attempters and ideators
Daryl O’Connor
We are unable to share this presentation

Improving mental health through the regeneration of deprived neighborhoods: A prospective controlled quasi-experimental study
James White

Depression symptoms in haemodialysis patients predict all-cause mortality but not kidney transplantation: a causal-specific outcome analysis
Joseph Chilcot

Reducing bias in intervention development: A novel attempt at assessing design fidelity in a behavioural intervention for physical activity and depression
Jeffrey Lambert

Diabetes & cardiovascular disease

Multiple behavioural change interventions for primary prevention of CVD in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention content, theoretical framework and effectiveness
Samah Alageel

Informing the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: findings from the Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD) trial
Colin Greaves
We are unable to share this presentation

Screening for Type 2 diabetes risk in General Dental Practice: risk communication and subsequent health behaviour
Kathryn Bould

Explaining differences in cardiovascular disease mortality between local authorities in England: an ecological analysis
Prachi Bhatnagar

The NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme: lessons learnt from process evaluation of the demonstrator site phase
Angela Rodrigues

Public health & policy

The School Health Research Network: embedding a data infrastructure and building relationships for complex intervention development
Simon Murphy

Labelling cash for health: does the Winter Fuel Payment produce health benefits?
Michael Daly

What might an evidence-informed public health approach to novel psychoactive substance use in the UK look like? A conceptual framework
Jim McCambridge

Predictors of decision making in the Welsh population following the recent organ donation legislation change
Paul Hutchings

Simulating mechanisms of physical activity behaviour change: Implications for Agent-based modelling
Jennifer Badham

Late breaking/various

Physical activity types and coping strategies versus activity barriers by rural-living older adults: a mixed methods analysis
Jolanthe de Koning

Estimating effectiveness of components of a smartphone app (‘Drink Less’) to reduce excessive alcohol consumption: a factorial randomised control trial
Claire Garnett

Patient self-management in primary care patients with MRC I/II COPD - a randomised controlled trial of telephone health coaching
Kate Jolly

Impact of e-cigarette adverts on children’s perceptions of the harm of tobacco smoking: a replication experiment and updated meta-analysis
Milica Vasiljevic

Breaking Bad (Habits): A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research on weight loss maintenance
Colin Greaves

Parallel Session D 13:30-14:40

Structured Discussion

Current issues and future directions for research into digital behaviour change interventions
Contributors: Susan Michie, Lucy Yardley, Elizabeth Murray
Discussant: Felix Greaves


CRUK funding workshop
Abby Woodfin

Adult obesity/weight loss 2

‘It was like opening up your exam results and saying, “Hey, I did alright here!’”: men’s accounts of receiving personalised feedback on objectively measured physical activity. Evidence from Football F
Craig Donnachie

Does intention to change physical activity and diet moderate effects of a theory-based behavioural intervention on BMI
Wendy Hardeman

When Knowing Hurts: Self-Perceived Overweight Predicts Future Physical Health and Well-Being
Michael Daly

Evaluating the impact of extended referral to an open-group behavioural weight loss programme: 2 year outcomes from the Weight Loss Referrals for Adults in Primary care (WRAP) trial
Amy Ahern
We are unable to share this presentation

Smoking & alcohol 2

Patterns of alcohol-related harm among university students in eight European countries: Data from the CALIBRATE study
Richard Cooke

Optometrist delivered smoking cessation interventions: An overlooked opportunity to help more smokers quit?
Fabiana Lorencatto

Is the emergence of a healthier middle England replacing the traditional North-South divide? Analysis of national survey data on smoking and high-risk drinking
Emma Beard

Medical Student INtervention to Promote Effective Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco HEalthcare (MIND-THE-GAP): Feasibility randomised trial (NCT02601599) (0120) ]
Frank Doyle
We are unable to share this presentation

Diet & weight loss incentives

The portion size effect for sugary drinks: Moderated by liking and thirst in children, but not adults
Esther Papies

Reducing food portion sizes to benefit public health: are visual perceptions of normality important?
Ashleigh Haynes
Impact of altering proximity on snack food intake in individuals from high and low socio-economic group
Jennifer Hunter

A randomised control trial assessing the impact of an investment based intervention on weight-loss: preliminary analysis
Amelia Hollywood


Developing a technological innovation to reduce prescribing errors based on implementation intentions: A qualitative study of the acceptability and feasibility of MyPrescribe
Chris Keyworth

Community led ANti-psychotic Drug REduction for Adults with Learning Disabilities (ANDREA-LD): a randomised double-blind placebo controlled pilot trial
Rachel McNamara

General Practitioner attitudes towards prescribing tamoxifen for the primary prevention of breast cancer: results of a vignette study
Samuel Smith

Short Oral Presentations, 14:45-15:45

Cancer & alcohol

Reactions to updated alcohol guidelines in the United Kingdom: a content analysis of comments on Twitter
Kaidy Stuatz

Contextual and personal factors impact on intervention delivery in the GASP (Groups for Alcohol-misusing Short-term Prisoners) trial
Yvonne Moriarty

Reducing alcohol consumption in obese men: a priority for action
Linda Irvine

Adjusting to ‘the new normal' - breast cancer survivors' experiences of coping with chemotherapy-related cognitive defects
Ainslea Cross

Psychosocial issues affecting uptake of human papillomavirus vaccination among girls from ethnic minority backgrounds: A comparative qualitative study
Alice Forster

Exploring public perceptions towards obesity as a risk factor for cancer
Kirstie Osborne

Mapping incorrect causal beliefs about cancer: a systematic review
Jennifer McGowan

Prescribing, medication adherence & self-management

Developing and validating a theoretical measure of modifiable influences on hormonal therapy medication taking behavior
Stephan Dombrowski

Identifying barriers to medication adherence using a novel, theory-guided questionnaire: steps towards complex intervention development
Claire Easthall

The INCATM (Inhaler Compliance AssessmentTM): A Comparison With Established Measures of Adherence
Catherine Moran

Prescribing Decision Support Software and GP Prescribing
Caroline Limbert

“Don’t come and tell me what I can and can’t prescribe”-barriers to GPs delivery of antimicrobial resistance intervention
Dorota Juszczyk

The REACH Heart Failure Manual. Development of a home-based intervention to support self care for people with heart failure
Colin Greaves

Various (2)

Hopelessness and alcohol use: The mediating role of drinking motives and outcome expectancies
Laura Baines

Undergraduate Pharmacy Students' Engagement with a Behaviour Change Learning Activity
Delyth James

Identifying and assessing different approaches to developing complex interventions: An introduction to the INDEX study
Alicia O'Cathain

The determinants of healthy and unhealthy dietary and activity choices in adolescents: a qualitative study
Camilla McHugh

Could the evolutionary mismatch concept help to generate interest in health promotion interventions?
Elisabeth Grey

Cognitive-behavioural model of persistent vestibular symptoms: A systematic review
David Herdman

Late breaking abstracts

From DAFNE to DAFNEplus: applying the nominal group technique to optimise a diabetes self-management programme using insights from behaviour change science
Kathryn Dennick

Distant delivery of a mindfulness-based intervention for people with Parkinson’s Disease: a randomised pilot trial
Angeliki Bogosian

Development of a theory-based intervention to alleviate psychological distress of follow-up procedures for cervical abnormalities
Mairead O'Connor

Patients' and healthcare professionals' experiences of digital interventions for self-management of chronic physical health conditions: A qualitative meta-synthesis
Katherine Morton

The impact of wine glass size on wine sales in pubs: A replication study
Rachel Pechey

Supporting treatment adherence in young people with Tyrosinemia: co-creation of a discussion guide for healthcare professionals (HCPs)
Sumaira Malik

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


Thursday 1st December 2016

Please find the outline timings, the full programme will be available following the Late Breaking Submission Review and will be added as a pdf document.

19:30Drinks Reception, Conference Dinner and Evening Entertainment

Friday 2nd December 2016

Please find the outline timings, the full programme will be available following the Late Breaking Submission Review and will be added as a pdf document.

16:55Closing Remarks and 2017 Host Presentation

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Peter Elwood

Keynote Speaker
Professor Peter Elwood is a researcher at Cardiff University, specialising in the field of epidemiology: the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. He has had over 50 years of experience in preventative medicine. During such an impressive career, headline hitting work and monumental successes have been achieved.

Elwood specialises in preventative medicine; from heart disease to stroke, and recently cancer. Implementing the first set of randomised clinical trials and evidence based medicine has been the backbone of his scientific research. In an extraordinary study, the effects of aspirin on platelets (cells in the blood) and heart disease was investigated in Caerphilly. Pioneering evidence based medicine, a long term study involving over 2,500 men was set up. The study lasted 35 years and provided data on a variety of factors affecting health and disease and was published in the Lancet.

The study was majorly successful and hit the headlines. Elwood was part of the team that found that a low dose of aspirin has beneficial effects for patients whom have had a heart attack or stroke, providing many indicators of health and disease. While working with Archie Cochrane (after whom the Heath library was named), the epidemiology of health and disease was investigated through evidence based medicine.

Professor Marcus Munafò

Keynote Speaker
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, and Director of the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. His research focuses on identifying causal relationships between lifestyle behaviours and both physical and mental health studies, exploring the mechanisms underlying these relationships in human laboratory studies, and developing novel individual and population level interventions to target these mechanisms. He has a long-standing interest in research reproducibility.


Professor Matt Field

Keynote Speaker
Matt Field is Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool where he leads the Addiction research group within the Department of Psychological Sciences. He investigates the psychological processes that underlie the development and maintanence of alcohol use disorder, although the majority of this work has also been applied to other addictions, and obesity. His work is translational, and it is guided by the broad aim of measuring and characterising important psychological constructs in the lab (for example, impulse control and automatic responses to alcohol-related cues) as a precursor to studying the role of these constructs in the transition to problem drinking and recovery in people with alcohol dependence. He also develops and evaluates novel behaviour change interventions that seek to directly modify these psychological constructs, for example computerised inhibitory control training. His research group is a member of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and their work has been funded by the Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Wellcome Trust, and Alcohol Research UK.

Professor Paul Aveyard

Keynote Speaker
Paul Aveyard is a practising GP and professor of behavioural medicine at the University of Oxford, UK. He has spent most of his career in tobacco control and over the past five or six years started working on obesity. His research concerns large scale clinical trials and supporting systematic reviews and qualitative studies. In particular, the team are aiming to find high reach, low intensity interventions suitable for use in everyday practice and test their impact on individuals’ and population health.


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Located in the city centre and overlooking Cardiff Castle and City Hall. The Hilton Cardiff is 200 metres from the Queen Street shopping district and just a short walk from St Mary's Street. The Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Central Rail Station are under 1 mile away.