The goal of health psychology is to study the psychological processes underlying health, illness and health care, and to apply these findings to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability, and the enhancement of outcomes for those who are ill or disabled.
June 2020Show content
Celebrating Health Psychology Webinar 2020Date: 23 June 2020We are delighted to announce there will be a DHP Webinar (free to DHP members) to replace our 2020 conference – a great way for our health psychology community to come together after the AGM. It will take place via Zoom on 23 June (2.30pm – 4pm) and will provide a platform to show how health psychology has responded to COVID-19. There will be two sections (with discussion and Q&A after each section) divided by a short break. Details on how to register will be available shortly.
2:30pm – 3:05pm
Part 1: Health Psychology contribution to the response to COVID-19
- Behavioural Science in the spotlight: Working with Government during the COVID-19 pandemic - Susan Michie
- The Behavioural Science Consortium’s research on COVID-19-related behaviours - Maddy Arden & Chris Armitage
- COVID-19 health psychology research in Scotland – Marie Johnston
3:10pm – 4:00pm
Part 2: New ways of working due to COVID-19
- New Ways of Working in Practice – Eleanor Bull
- Online research: opportunities and issues – Neil Coulson
- Alternative delivery of Health Psychology teaching during COVID-19: Challenges and potential opportunities - Michael Smith & Mark Wetherell
- Health psychology for the political landscape: Policy guidance and the Psychological Government initiative – Angel Chater & Emily McBride
- Health psychology during Covid-19 - a time for collective efficacy – Jo Hart & Lucie Byrne-Davis
Following this, there will be a Zoom social (from 4.15 pm) – a chance for some networking and to catch up with people from a distance – bring your own snacks/drinks! All very welcome – we will provide the joining link during the afternoon webinar.
Previous Events & Presentations
Presentations 2018Show content
2018 DHP Annual Conference
Key note speakers
- Professor Daryl O'Connor
- Professor Diana Harcourt
- Professor Paul Norman
Presentations 2017Show content
2017 DHP Annual Conference (Cardiff)
Key note speakers
As well as presentations on the latest research and developments in health psychology, the conference included a live debate on the current move within the discipline towards the adoption of systematic approaches for design and evaluation of behaviour change intervention.
The debate was attended by delegates of the conference and also watched live YouTube by those who were unable to attend.
Invited speakers include Professor Jane Ogden, Professor Paul Flowers, and Professor Anne Kazak, who are the keynote speakers at the conference, whilst incoming DHP chair Dr Jo Hart facilitated the discussion.
Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2019
Date: 10 - 11 July 2019
Location: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Webinar: Introduction to Open Science in Health Psychology
DHP Members can sign in to access the link to the recording
Date: 12 May 2020
Facilitators: Professor. Daryl O'Connor; Professor of Psychology; University of Leads, Dr. Peter Branney; Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology; University of Bradford & Dr. Emma Norris; Research Fellow; University College London
Overview: The BPS Division of Health Psychology is delighted to facilitate a webinar providing an ‘Introduction to Open Science in Health Psychology’. The webinar will be co-facilitated by three world leading experts in the field of Open Science, and aims to provide an introduction to open science and its uses and implications for research. The webinar focuses on providing an opportunity for attendees to increase their understanding of the applications of Open Science, particularly in relation to the fields of Psychology and Health Psychology.
- Provide an accessible opportunity for CPD, with a particular focus on people working in Health Psychology at all stages of their careers
- Increase understanding of what Open Science is and its application for research, particularly in Health Psychology
- Increase understanding of the opportunities and challenges of Open Science for qualitative methods
Learning Outcomes: At this end of this webinar, you should have increased understanding of:
- What Open Science is and why it is important for research.
- The importance of Open Science for the profession of psychology, particularly Health Psychology.
- The opportunities and challenges of Open Science for research using qualitative methods