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Public Event - The Health Psychology in Public Health Network

31 May 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.

The Health Psychology in Public Health Network (HPPHN) is a national organisation that brings together professionals with an interest in behavioural science and public health.

The mission of the HPPHN is to provide a forum for health psychologists and public health specialists interested in the promotion and practice of health psychology to increase synthesis between health psychology and public 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.

This event will provide an overview of the HPPHN presented by the inaugural and past chair, Professor Jim McManus and the current chair, Dr Angel Chater, and followed by an open discussion on the potential for the network in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Please see the programme tab for further information. 

Room U213,
Ulster University Coleraine Campus,
Cromore Road,
BT52 1SA

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Dr Angel Chater
Reader in Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
Chair – The Health Psychology in Public Health Network www.hpphn.org.uk 
Angel is a Reader in Health Psychology and Behaviour Change and Assistant Director of the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) at the University of Bedfordshire.
She is currently leading the Research Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change within ISPAR and is involved in the development and evaluation of regional physical activity programmes to enhance physical and mental health.  Her research investigates behaviour change to enhance subjective wellbeing, with a focus on intervention design and communication skills for effective delivery.  She is also an experienced Trainer and specialises in the education of professionals in applied health, specifically in the areas of motivational interviewing and behaviour change.  
Her doctoral research sought to understand the psychological determinants of adolescent (11-15 years old) engagement with physical activity and healthy eating behaviours alongside substance use (alcohol and smoking), taking into account parental influence. She then went on to a programme of research investigating the link between dieting and overeating behaviour, the causes of ‘yo yo’ dieting and ways to overcome this using the power of the mind and positive psychology.
At both ends of the spectrum, she is currently involved in research with those in food poverty and food crisis, attending foodbanks for emergency food aid. She has worked in practice as a Health Psychologist to Specialist Obesity Services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, supporting those at the extreme end of obesity undergoing bariatric surgery (gastric band and gastric bypass).

Registration information 

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