The UKSBM provides members with many opportunities to connect and collaborate over shared interests and experiences.

The Early Career Network offer mentoring, training and career development support. The network promotes collaboration, networking and peer support, and foster conversations between researchers at early career stages.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide forums for exchanging ideas, knowledge and best practice for UKSBM members and collaborators who have a shared interest in a particular topic within the scope of behavioural medicine. There are currently two SIGs, the Cancer Prevention and Screening group and the Children’s Lifestyle Behaviours, Wellbeing and Health group. Special Interest Groups host research-focused events and webinars and have a showcase slot at the UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting.

See the Webinars page for recordings of the most recent SIG events, which are available for UKSBM members to view.

Propose a new Special Interest Group

We welcome applications for new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) from UKSBM members. The primary purpose of the SIGs is to facilitate achievement of the goals of the Society by providing forums for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, information and best practice for UKSBM members who have a shared interest in a particular topic within the scope of behavioural medicine.

Any current UKSBM members may propose the formation of a new SIG by submitting a proposal form outlining the title and focus of the proposed group, and details on the proposed management and membership of the group. Each group will be able to apply for funding to support SIG activities.

To request a proposal form or if you have any queries about forming a new SIG, please contact Dr Dunla Gallagher, UKSBM Meetings Co-ordinator (

Please e-mail completed proposal forms to Dr Samantha van Burden, UKSBM Chief Operations Officer (