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14th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting

Healthy Futures: Childhood and beyond

Wednesday 12th December - Thursday 13th December 2018 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

The Society invited 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.

Keynote Speakers

We welcomed our 4 Keynote Speakers.

  • Professor Peymane Adab, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jackie Blissett, Aston University
  • Professor Jim McCambridge, University of York

Keynote presentation abstracts can be downloaded here.

Conference Programme and Presentation Guidelines

Click here to download the full conference programme.

Presentation Downloads - Wednesday 12th December 2018

Keynote Speakers

Psychological perspectives on children’s eating: implications for making positive and lasting changes to eating behaviour
Prof Jackie Blissett

Smoking, vaping and young people: should we be alarmed?
Prof Linda Bauld

Parallel Session A


Making better use of behaviour change theories

Convenor: Prof Susan Michie
Discussant: Dr Nelli Hankonen

Development of a method for specifying and integrating behaviour change theories
Prof Robert West

Organising specified mechanisms of action across theories of behaviour change
Dr Alison Wright

Linking BCTs & mechanisms of action: comparison of literature synthesis and expert consensus
Prof Marie Johnston

Accumulating evidence about the links between BCTs and MoAs: an interactive, online tool for sharing and collaboration
Prof Susan Michie

Behaviour Change Interventions

Testing the effect of a behaviour change intervention to reduce patient delay with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome: results of an intervention modelling experiment
Dr Barbara Farquharson

A self-A self-report measure of engagement with digital behaviour change interventions (DBCIs): Development and psychometric evaluation of the ‘DBCI Engagement Scale’
Olga Perski

Abreast of Health: Feasibility, Usability and Acceptability of an Opportunistic Digital Alcohol Brief Intervention in Women Attending Symptomatic Breast Clinics
Prof Annie S Anderson

Predictors of engagement, response to follow-up and extent of alcohol reduction in users of the Drink Less app
Dr Claire Garnett

Substance Use

Compliance with Ecological Momentary Assessment Protocols in Substance Users: a Meta-Analysis
Dr Andrew Jones

Differentiating adults who think about self-harm from those who engage in self-harm: the role of alcohol factors
Dr Ambrose Melson

The impact of alcohol health warning labels on drinking behaviours: an international survey
Dr Emma Davies

CRUK E-cigarette pilot campaign, Greater Manchester: Evaluation
Charlotte Ide

Physical Activity

The SKIP study (Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity): feasibility of a randomised controlled clinical trial of an online intervention for 9-12 year olds with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Dr Holly Blake
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Web-Based Intervention Using Behavioral Activation and Physical Activity for Adults With Depression (The eMotion Study): Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr Jeffrey Lambert

Rehabilitation Enablement in CHronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF): Findings and delivery quality in a multicentre randomised controlled trial of a facilitated, exercise based rehabilitation intervention in heart failure
Prof Colin Greaves

Physical activity and the prevention, reduction and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan: A systematic review (the PHASE review)
Dr Tom Thompson

Children and adolescent health

The impact of social media food marketing, and a ‘protective’ advertising disclosure, on children’s food preferences and intake
Anna Coates

Evaluation of the CHIRPY DRAGON intervention to prevent obesity in urban Chinese primary-school children: a cluster randomised controlled trial
Dr Bai Li
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The Paediatric Narcolepsy Project: Characterising and comparing sleep, physical activity, cognitive function and psychosocial well-being in children with narcolepsy and healthy controls
Dr Jane Blackwell
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Does having a natural mentor in adolescence relate to better outcomes in emergent adulthood? Secondary analyses of the Add Health cohort
Heidi Busse

Parallel Session B

Workshop - Introduction to evaluability assessments: Using methodology to improve evaluation of behaviour change interventions

Workshop Lead: Dr Sarah Hotham
Facilitator: Dr Kate Hamilton-West


Which Behaviour Change Techniques lead to completion of bowel cancer screening? Participants%u2019 and non-participants%u2019 descriptions of their experience
Dr Marie Kotzur

Supporting health behaviour change in patients at increased risk of colorectal cancer %u2013 a research gap
Prof Annie S Anderson

Beliefs about medication predict uptake of preventive therapy in women at increased risk of breast cancer: a Latent Profile Analysis
Dr Rachael Thorneloe
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Walking protects against decline in self-reported cognitive functioning among breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: A small randomised controlled trial
Dr Kajal Gokal


What factors influence antibiotic prescribing for adult patients? A systematic review comparing primary medical and dental prescribers
Dr Wendy Thompson

The effectiveness of repeated social norm feedback to high prescribers of antibiotics in general practice: A regression discontinuity design
Dr Natalie Gold & Dr Tim Chadborn

Barriers and enablers affecting pharmacists’ deprescribing of inappropriate medication in hospital: A focus groups study using the Theoretical Domains Framework
Sion Scott
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Can we change medication beliefs? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Liz Sheils


Healthy eating and physical activity during and after pregnancy: an interview study with healthcare professionals and young women
Dr Ellinor Olander
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Determinants of nicotine replacement therapy use in pregnancy: mixed methods systematic review
Dr Katarzyna Campbell

Understanding pregnant women’s adherence-related beliefs about using Nicotine Replacement Therapy to help quit smoking
Dr Lisa McDaid

A qualitative study on hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome during pregnancy, birth and beyond
Dr Gemma Pearce

Primary Care

Smoking cessation advice in primary care: What does it comprise of and does it make a difference?
Dr Emma Brown

Are healthcare professionals delivering opportunistic behaviour change interventions? A multi-professional survey of engagement with public health policy
Dr Chris Keyworth

Motivational Interviewing for antiretroviral therapy adherence in Nigeria: A feasibility study
Olakunle Kayode

Presentation Downloads - Thursday 13th December 2018

Keynote Speakers

Preventing childhood obesity, should schools play a role?
Professor Peymané Adab

Reconciling, then integrating, individual and population perspectives on alcohol and health
Professor Jim McCambridge

Prize Winning Presentations

Are pedestrian crossings in the UK fit for purpose? Comparing the current crossing times with the gait-speed of older adults at risk for mobility-related disability
Max Western

The effectiveness of altering default order of foods and offering swaps on saturated fat content of food purchases in an experimental online supermarket
Dimitrios Koutoukidis

Parallel Session C


Conversation analysis: a valuable method for behaviour change research

Convenor & Discussant: Prof Paul Aveyard

Symposium Introduction
Charlotte Albury

Building evidence-based training priorities for very brief opportunistic smoking cessation interventions through observation of current practice
Hannah Wheat
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The role of behaviour change techniques in explaining the effectiveness of very brief GP opportunistic interventions
Jana Bourhill

Telling the News in the BWeL trial: Presenting referral to commercial weight management services as good news of bad news and implications for patient action
Charlotte Albury
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Clinicians' communication practices for delivering health behaviour change conversations and patient responses to the strategies employed: A systematic review and thematic synthesis
Charlotte Albury

Parental views on children's health

Barriers to oral health conversations between health visitors and parents
Dr Kara Gray-Burrows

Parents' responses to the UK Soft Drinks Sugar; awareness, reactance and intention to reduce consumption
Dr Fiona Gillison

A Qualitative Insight into Informal Childcare and Childhood Obesity in children aged 0-5 years in the UK
Dr Bai Li


Middle Eastern Refugees in the UK: Challenges of Adapting to New Environment and its Impacts on Diet, Health and Food Intake
Maha Alsubhi

Replacing Meat With Alternative Plant-Based Products (RE-MAP): Development of a behavioural intervention to reduce meat consumption
Filippo Bianchi

Increasing vegetable consumption by meal colour variety in an Ecological Momentary Intervention: A feasibility study
Dr Laura König

Weight Loss

Jingle all the weigh. A randomised controlled trial to prevent weight gain over the Christmas holidays
Frances Mason

The equity impact of brief opportunistic interventions to promote weight loss in primary care: secondary analysis of the BWel randomised trial
Dr Kate Tudor

Weight outcomes after behavioural weight loss programmes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies with a long-term follow-up
Edward Francmanis

Healthy Ageing

Social networks and their association with nutrient intake, nutritional status and physical function of community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults: A mixed method study
Evans A. Asamane

Understanding the impact of a ‘Planning for Later Life service’ delivered to older people at risk of social isolation: Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate outcomes and implementation
Dr Sarah Hotham

A Realist Review to Understand the Efficacy and Outcomes of Interventions Designed to Minimise, Reverse or Prevent the Progression of Frailty
Dr Holly Gwyther

Parallel Session D


Developing and Evaluating complex interventions: Updating MRC guidance
Contributors: Dr Kathryn Skivington, Prof Laurence Moore, Prof Sharon Simpson, Dr Peter Craig
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Variation in the breastfeeding patterns of ‘partial’ breastfeeders at 3 and 6 months postpartum in the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) Study
Dr Megan Jarman

Feasibility of the ‘Assets-based feeding help Before and After birth’ (ABA) study for improving breastfeeding initiation and continuation
Dr Joanne Clarke

Learning about Infant Feeding Together (LIFT): Using co-creative methods to inform the development of a toolkit of resources to optimise infant feeding amongst UK families of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin
Dr Naomi Bartle

Exploring women's perceptions of pain when breastfeeding using online methods
Katie Abbott


The influence of a nudge for increasing children’s fruit consumption
Dr Maxine Sharps

‘What if I’m not dead?’ - Myth-busting and organ donation
Jordan Miller

Exploring the role of Physical Effort within the Proximity Effect
Daniel Knowles

Impact of reducing portion sizes in worksite cafeterias: A stepped wedge randomised controlled pilot trial
Dr Gareth Hollands

Weight Management

Feasibility and acceptability of a brief weight management intervention delivered by practice nurses within the national child immunisation programme
Janice Ferguson

Implementing healthier product placement strategies in discount supermarkets can improve the diets of disadvantaged women customers
Dr Christina Vogel
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Effectiveness of a maternal weight management intervention in pregnancy on child outcomes at 24 months postpartum: the HELP cluster randomised controlled trial
Dunla Gallagher

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids. Adapting an Australian group based weight management programme for fathers of young children in a UK setting; a feasibility study
Dr Tania Griffin

A systematic review of influences of product placement in food stores on dietary behaviours and sales
Sarah Shaw
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The Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Sleep Interventions on Sleep and Coping with Stress in Children With Autism: a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials
Dr Ian Kellar

What is ‘eczema control’? An international qualitative approach to exploring views of people living with or treating eczema
Laura Howells

The development of the ‘Coping Strategies Assessment Tool’ (C-SAT)
Tanisha Douglas

Exploring heterogeneity of control group components in a network-meta-analysis of school-based anxiety prevention trials
Dr Deborah Caldwell

How Can We Improve Mental Health Service Utilisation Amongst Men? A Systematic Review of Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) Within Interventions Targeting Help-Seeking Behaviours
Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch via the event hotline on 01332 227770.

Speakers and Facilitators


Prof Peymané Adab

Keynote Speaker
Peymané Adab is Professor of Public Health and Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham. She has 20 years research experience in public health, focusing on prevention and behavioural medicine, including programmes on obesity prevention and management, particularly in children and minority ethnic groups.

Her research uses mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative studies) to aid the development and evaluation of complex interventions. She holds grants from major funders in the UK and China and led one of the largest trials to evaluate a school based childhood obesity prevention programme in the UK (the WAVES study). She is currently leading a similar trial in Guangzhou, China (Chirpy Dragon trial), and evaluating the effectiveness of a popular UK school based physical activity programme (Daily Mile) on obesity prevention.

Peymané is an expert advisor to the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on obesity and was a Trustee of the Association for the Study of Obesity.

Prof Linda Bauld

Keynote Speaker
Linda Bauld holds the Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health in the Usher Institute, College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Linda is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in social policy whose research focuses on two main areas: the evaluation of complex interventions to improve health, and how research can inform public health policy. Since 2014, she has combined her academic role with a secondment to Cancer Research UK where she holds the CRUK/BUPA Chair in Behavioural Research for Cancer Prevention. Linda is Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, a former scientific adviser to the UK government on tobacco control, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and currently chairs or is a member of research funding or policy committees for CRUK, NIHR, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Public Health England, Health Scotland, Institute for Alcohol Studies, BreastCancer Now, the Scottish Government and Health Canada.

Prof Jackie Blissett

Keynote Speaker
Professor Blissett’s research has examined the underpinnings of children’s fussy eating including poor fruit and vegetable acceptance, emotional eating, and obesity, as well as parental feeding practices including breastfeeding, complementary feeding and later childhood feeding practices. Other areas of current research activity are the feeding problems of children with disorders such as autism and ADHD, the relationship of the gut microbiome with eating behaviour and developmental outcomes, cultural differences in feeding practices, intervention development and adaptation. Professor Blissett began her career studying B.Sc. Psychology at Swansea University, then a Ph.D. at University of Birmingham. Professor Blissett moved to Aston University in January 2018, forming the Psychology of Eating in Adults and Children (PEACh) research group. Professor Blissett is active in public engagement with science, and her research is regularly featured on TV, radio and other media.

Prof Jim McCambridge

Keynote Speaker
Jim McCambridge holds the Chair in Addictive Behaviours & Public Health at the University of York and has various international appointments and roles. He has well developed research interests across addictions and in research methodology, and has worked on interventions throughout his career. Most of Jim’s work is on alcohol.

His two main current research programmes investigate interventions and policy issues, and with colleagues he has previously completed many individual-level intervention trials. He is currently working on the development and evaluation of a novel form of brief intervention in which attention to alcohol is integrated within medication reviews in community pharmacies. Current policy-related research seeks to develop our understanding of the roles the alcohol industry plays within the UK policy making context and elsewhere, as well as influencing the conduct of research globally. These ongoing research programmes are funded by NIHR and the Wellcome Trust respectively.


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