"Ten Years of MHPN: Looking Back and Moving Forward"
We are pleased to announce that our 10th anniversary conference will take place on February 20th 2014 at the University of Northampton. The conference will be a celebration of the past 10 years and current issues and future directions within health psychology.
The Book of Abstracts is now available to download here.
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Keynote Speaker Biographies:
Professor Eamonn Ferguson
Professor Eamonn Ferguson is chartered health and occupational
psychologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, an Associate
Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and co-founding president of the
British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (www.bspid.org.uk/).
He has published 134 peer reviewed academic journal articles (including in
BMJ, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Transfusion, Health Psychology) in the
areas of personality, health, and altruism. Professor Ferguson's work looks to
bring together theory and methods from biology, psychology and economics with a
specific research focus on understanding human altruism and empathic traits and
how understanding in these areas can be applied to health related issue such as
blood and organ donor recruitment and retention, the selection and training
medical personnel. This work is also informed by Professor Ferguson's interest in
risk communication with respect to behaviour change.
Andrew Prestwich has a BSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of Leeds. He returned to Leeds in 2007 following posts at the University of Oxford, University of Essex and University College London.
Andy is a senior lecturer in health and social psychology. His current research examines the use of theory in developing interventions for health behaviours, and changing behaviour through individual and collaborative implementation intentions. Some of his recent work includes investigations regarding implicit attitude change, promoting health behaviours using modern technology, and understanding the determinants and consequences of respect.