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Covid-19 Coordinating Group

The Covid-19 Coordinating Group is a society-wide initiative, chaired by David Murphy (past BPS President) and Professor Daryl O'Connor (Chair of the Research Board), whose purpose is to facilitate collaboration and joined-up working across the society in response to the pandemic.

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Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Workstream

Understanding our behaviours and anticipating public responses to changes in policies, public messaging and guidelines will be key to improving health outcomes.

This workstream is focused on identifying psychological evidence to promote best practice in the design of sustainable behaviour interventions and developing clear guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

This includes both immediate behaviours aimed at stopping the spreading the virus such as hand washing and social distancing and wider behaviours such as physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking, which will have far reaching impacts on our future health.

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