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Division of Health Psychology Scotland Annual Scientific Meeting & Annual General Meeting (AGM)

27 February 2019 1:15 pm - 7:00 pm
This event is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Division of Health Psychology Scotland Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting.


  • Kate Hunt
  • Alyssa Lee
  • Jo Hart
  • Rory O’Connor

Please note: The AGM is for DHP members only

Senate Room
Collins Building
University of Strathclyde
22 Richmond Street
G1 1XQ

13:15 - 14:00
Annual General Meeting
(DHP members only)
14:00 - 19:00
Annual Scientific Meeting
(open to all)
Attracting ‘high-risk’ and ‘hard-to-reach’ men to weight management and healthy lifestyle interventions: the development, evaluation and scaling- up of Football Fans in Training
Prof Kate Hunt, University of Stirling
Integrating Health Psychologists into General Practice: Outcomes from an 18-month Project
Dr Alyssa Lee, NHS Tayside
15:30 Refreshment Break
The potential impact of global health psychology
Dr Jo Hart, University of Manchester
Understanding suicide risk: the intention-behaviour gap
Prof Rory O’Connor, University of Glasgow
Networking and Wine Reception
Waxy O’Connors, 44 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DH
19:00 Close


Kate Hunt is Professor in Behavioural Sciences and Health at the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling and an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow. Kate’s research experience and interests have covered a wide range of areas, including: gender, health, health behaviours and help-seeking; designing and evaluating gender-sensitive interventions; evaluation of policy change within the Scottish prison service; and experiences of health and illness.

Alyssa Lee is a Health Psychologist working for NHS Tayside on a pilot project to integrate and embed Health Psychology within primary care. Alyssa completed her Health Psychology training in 2010 within Public Health at NHS Tayside. She went on to complete a PhD at University of Stirling in behaviour change, focusing on physical activity among postnatal women and has since carried out consultancy for Jog Scotland, in addition to clinical and research work at NHS Fife, NHS Lanarkshire, the University of St Andrews and University of Strathclyde. Alyssa completed her undergraduate at the University of Glasgow and her Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Stirling. Alyssa's work to date has focused on the application of behavioural health within services, working within medical teams such as Urology and primary care. Her work brings her into contact with a number of different populations including cancer patients, new mothers, the general public and health professionals. 

Jo Hart is a Health Psychologist, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Reader in Health Professional Education at the University of Manchester, UK where she is deputy head of the Division of Medical Education. She studies the education and training of healthcare professionals and has special interests in healthcare professional behaviour and in communication about lifestyle behaviours. She co-leads The Change Exchange, a project in which health psychologists volunteer to work with health partnerships between UK and low income country healthcare organisations. She is Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology and is interested in the development of health psychology in the UK and globally. 

Rory O’Connor PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and a current Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (Web: www.suicideresearch.info; Twitter: @suicideresearch) at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in the UK.  He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm.  In addition, he is author of Understanding Suicidal Behaviour (with Noel Sheehy), co-editor of The Routledge Major Works Series on Suicide (with Keith Hawton) and of the International Handbook of Suicide Prevention (2nd edition with Jane Pirkis).  He serves on the Scientific Review Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Suicide Research and Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and Behavior Therapy.  Rory acts as an advisor to a range of national and international organisations including national governments on the areas of suicide and self-harm.

DHP Member £32.00
Concessionary £22.50
BPS Member £38.00
Non-Member £50.00


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