DHPS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

21 February 202410:30am - 5:30pmScotland
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Division of Health Psychology
DHP Scotland


This year's Annual Scientific Meeting will focus on translating Health Psychology research into practice.


Lucie Byrne-Davis (Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester)

Barbara Farquharson (Associate Professor, University of Stirling)

Wendy Maltinsky (Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling)

Join us in Glasgow for a day of celebrating Health Psychology, as well as the re-launch of in-person events in the post-covid era, with exciting talks, networking opportunities, and a CPD workshop for postgraduates on incorporating the public and patient voice in health psychology research and practice. 

This CPD event will also be open to our wider membership as well as postgraduates. While the event will use health psychology as its focus, the discussions will be relevant to other health and social care practitioners. We will discuss how the public or patient voice is included in research and in health psychology practice settings exploring the benefits and challenges. Importantly we will reflect on what 'good' inclusion looks like, particularly of underrepresented or traditionally marginalised groups and what it is that we as practitioners and academics do to or can do to achieve this. As always there will be an opportunity for networking. This event will be relevant to all British Psychological Society (BPS) members and health and social care professionals, as we are looking at how to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion in research and practice.


Registration is available online only.

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Delegate category Registration fee
Concession member  (including all postgraduates) £24
DHP Member £36
BPS Member £48
Non-BPS Member £60
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Wendy Maltinsky

Wendy is a HCPC registered Health psychologist chartered with the British Psychological Society and a Higher Education Academy Principal Fellow. She is the current and outgoing chair of the Chartered of the Division of Health Psychology- Scotland.

Wendy's research focuses on applying behaviour change principles and theories to
understanding and facilitating behaviour change for individuals and practitioners. She has worked in regional and global health settings training professionals to incorporate BCTs into consultation conversations, often relying on a team based and interactive approach to maximise change in practice settings.

Wendy has increasingly been moving into the area of digital health working in
multidisciplinary teams incorporating the general public, health and care professionals,
biomechanical engineers, computing science and design experts. She brings her behavioural science to these settings drawing on the philosophy that any new device/technology or change in practice must consider the factors that will inhibit or facilitate that change.

Establishing a shared language is often a key task of working in multidisciplinary groups.

Title of talk: Harmonious voices from discordant notes: Multidisciplinary teams in digital
health co-development

Summary: Innovation in digital technology can be harnessed to facilitate better health
outcomes. Technology has been developed to assist in areas such as clinical and
collaborative decision making, self-management and monitoring and building intelligent
systems. Introducing technology without considering how and in what way it will be used
and the factors that can act as barriers or facilitators to its use risks abandonment or
mismanagement of the systems and/or devices. Co-development in multidisciplinary teams with technology/computing expertise, behavioural science and the patient, public and professional voice achieves outputs which may be more likely to translate research to practice settings. Wendy will present two digital health co-development projects to which she brings behavioural science expertise.

Barbara Farquharson

Barbara is a Registered General Nurse and has worked in various clinical roles, including as a British Heart Foundation Cardiac Liaison Nurse and a Team Leader at NHS 24. Her research focuses on applying behavioural science to issues in cardiovascular care.

Barbara was awarded a British Heart Foundation NMAHP Career Development Fellowship in 2020. Her fellowship study explored the critical role of ambulance service call handlers in facilitating bystander CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The study is exploring the potential of adding techniques from behavioural science to the protocol call handlers follow to increase initiation rates. She also led (The BICeP Study) funded by the Medical Research Council, developing a text-messaging intervention to increase laypeople's confidence and willingness to initiate CPR.

Title of talk: Cardiac arrest: applying psychology to increase rates of CPR

Summary: Cardiac arrest is common and associated with enormous mortality (90% of
people who experience a cardiac arrest don't survive to hospital discharge). CPR can help but is often not provided. Barbara will present two projects where she is using psychological theory and behaviour change techniques to try to increase rates of CPR.

Lucie Byrne-Davis

Lucie is a professor of Health Psychology and an HCPC registered Health Psychologist, co-leading the Health Workforce Group in Division of Medical Education, and the Director of International Education Partnerships in School of Medical Sciences, University of Manchester. Her research, leadership and practice focus on health workers. She studies the behaviour of healthcare professionals, focusing on how education systems can be optimised for the study and change of health worker behaviours, and develops and maintains international partnerships for health worker education and training.

She is co-founder of The Change Exchange, a collaborative of health psychology professionals working to understand, drive and evaluate change in health partnerships between the UK and low- and middle-income countries. In response to COVID-19, she co-founded The Health Psychology Exchange, a 150+ strong collaborative supporting public health, health and care during the pandemic.

She co-created The Cards for Change, which helps people to learn about using behaviour change techniques in education and training and in smoking cessation.

Title of talk: Health Psychology in International Partnerships

Summary: In 2013, a newly launched journal about global health featured an editorial about the importance of behavioural research and practice. At the same time, we were forming The Change Exchange, a collaboration of Health Psychology researchers and practitioners, offering research, consultancy, knowledge exchange and volunteering to the health partnership community. Health partnerships are bidirectional relationships between organisations across country borders for the betterment of health. In this talk, I will discuss how we have been working in this area, some of the successes and challenges and propose some ways that health psychology can continue to have impact in this field.


Postgraduate event (Clubroom)

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10:30  Tea & coffee on arrival 
10:45 - 12:45  Event (Postgraduates and full members welcome) | Incorporating and amplifying the patient/public voice in health psychology research and practice (facilitated by Dr Sarah Hotham – University of Kent)
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch (only for those attending the morning session)
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ASM (Theatre)

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13:15   Tea & coffee on arrival  
13:30 - 14:00  Welcome from Chairs
14:00 - 14:40  Networking | The future of Health Psychology
14:40 - 15:20 Speaker 1| Health Psychology in International Partnerships (Lucie Byrne-Davis – University of Manchester)
15:20 - 15:35 Coffee break 
15:35 - 16:15 Speaker 2 | Cardiac arrest: applying psychology to increase rates of CPR (Barbara Farquharson – University of Stirling)
16:15 - 16:55 Speaker 3 | Harmonious voices from discordant notes: Multidisciplinary teams in digital health co-development (Wendy Maltinsky – University of Stirling)
16:55 - 17:30  Closing remarks
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Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

350 Sauchiehall St


G2 3JD


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