Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

30-31st March 2022

Given the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UKSBM has once again decided to host a virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) .

The ASM will take place over two half days (Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 March 2022), and will include keynote speakers, parallel sessions, research awards, special interest group meetings, early-career and mid-career researcher sessions, the Society’s Annual General Meeting, and chances to network and socialise.

We would like to invite all colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two-day meeting. Our conference theme is simply behavioural medicine in all its forms and we welcome the submission of abstracts reflecting the broad focus of contemporary research in behavioural medicine.


Member rates (inc VAT)

Non-member rates (inc VAT)
Early bird (until 23:59, 28.02.2022)
£95.00 £130.00
Early bird student (until 23:59, 28.02.2022) £75.00 £90.00
£120.00 £155.00
Regular student £90.00 £105.00

More information and the abstract submission portal can be found on our conference website.

Abstract submission deadline: 10am, Monday 06th December 2021.

Late breaking abstract deadline: 10am, Monday 31st January 2022.


Confirmed Keynotes

Stacy Clemes from Loughborough University (UK):
‘A structured Health Intervention For Truckers (SHIFT) – implementation and evaluation of a behaviour change programme in an at-risk and hard to reach occupational group’
Dominika Kwasnicka from University of Melbourne (Aus):
‘Advances in digital health promotion’, including news on the Open Digital Health initiative and the use and promise of conversational agents in digital health.

Jean Adams from the University of Cambridge (UK):

‘Changing the environment to support healthier eating: opportunities and challenges’

Molly Byrne, from the National University of Ireland:

‘Improving behavioural intervention research: Priorities and opportunities’

Past Meetings

2021, Virtual

16th Annual Scientific Meeting 

13-14th January 2021,

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Susan Michie, University College London. “Covid 19: behavioural science meets policy.”

Dr Kayle de la Haye. University of Southern California. “Network and systems approaches for health interventions and applications promoting healthy eating


Invited symposium

Successes and future directions for behaviour change interventions 

Professor Falko Sniehotta University of Twente/Newcastle:  

DIRECT diabetes remission intervention and associated weight loss maintenance programme 

Dr Afroditi Stathi, University of Birmingham:  

REACT: Physical activity and behaviour maintenance intervention for preventing physical function decline in older adults 

Professor Elizabeth Murray, UCL:   

Beyond Effectiveness: Challenges and successes in realising the potential of digital health 


Invited symposium

Professor Sharon Simpson, Dr Kathryn Skivington, Professor Laurence Moore. University of Glasgow 

The New Medical Research Guidance on Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions 


2020, Bath

15th Annual Scientific Meeting 

16-17 January 2020, Apex City of Bath Hotel

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Bas Verplanken, Department of Psychology, University of Bath. “The Psychology of Repetition: Habits of Doing and Thinking.”

Prof. Jennie Macdiarmid, University of Aberdeen. “The global food system is broken: What can we do to move towards more sustainable diets?

Prof. Andre Kengne, Head of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town. “The challenges of non-communicable diseases in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Panel Debate

Prof. Lucy Yardley, Chris Eldridge, Dr Helen Atherton & Dr Brad Middleton. Chaired by Julie Barnett. “The potential for digital technology needs to be exploited more urgently and broadly within health and social care services.

2018, Birmingham

Healthy futures: childhood and beyond

Prof. Peymane Adab (University of Birmingham). “Preventing childhood obesity, should schools play a role?”

Prof. Linda Bauld (University of Edinburgh). “Smoking, vaping and young people: should we be alarmed?”

Prof. Jackie Blissett (Aston University). “Psychological perspectives on children’s eating: implications for making positive and lasting changes to eating behaviour.”

Prof. Jim McCambridge (University of York). “Reconciling, then integrating, individual and population perspectives on alcohol and health.”

2017, Liverpool

Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine

Prof. Zubin Austin (University of Toronto). “The psychology of Interprofessional Collaboration: how ready are health care professionals to truly collaborate?”

Chris Boardman, MBE in conversation with Prof. Greg Whyte, OBE (Liverpool John Moores University). “Cycling – the catalyst for multidisciplinary change?”

Prof. Trudie Chalder (King’s College London). “The role of trans-diagnostic processes in perpetuating fatigue.”

Sir Muir Gray, CBE (University of Oxford). “The National Activity Therapy Service.”