BHFNC annual conference 2011

BHFNC annual conference 2011

Translating the evidence: What works for physical activity?

This 2011 annual conference Translating the evidence: What works for physical activity? brought together the latest evidence on the most effective approaches to promoting physical activity across the life course and explored how to use this information to develop evidence based physical activity interventions and funding applications.


Conference programme

The BHFNC 11th annual conference programme featured internationally renowned keynote speakers, as well as a range of workshops offering delegates the opportunity to engage in group discussion and provided practical tips on how to translate evidence into practice. Please download the keynote presentations and breakout session slides below.


Keynote speakers 


Professor Fiona Bull
Co-director BHF National Centre
New UK Physical Activity Guidelines - Evidence for action


Bob Laventure
Consultant on Physical Activity and Older People, BHFNC
Lost in translation: Using the evidence effectively


Dr Charlie Foster
BHF Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford
Budget Buster: Cost-effective interventions for physical activity promotion


Professor Mike Kelly
Director Public Health Excellence Centre, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence
A NICE future?


Breakout sessions


Dr Avril Blamey Planning and Evaluation Consultant, Avril Blamey & Associates

Professor Lindsey Dugdill School of Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Salford

Evaluation, evaluation! Demonstrating the impact of your programmes

Evaluating Sport and Physical Activity Interventions - A guide for practitioners (referenced in the presentation)


Darrell Gale Consultant in Public Health, NHS Wiltshire

What makes a successful proposal? Exploring the commissioning process


Professor Stuart Biddle Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Loughborough University

Professor Gareth Stratton Prefessor of Paediatric Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University

Move more, sit less: How to change physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and young people


Dr Nick Cavill Health Promotion Consultant, Cavill Associates

Adults: Translating the evidence into practice


Bob Laventure Consultant on Physical Activity and Older People, BHF National Centre, Loughborough University

Dr Dawn Skelton Reader in Ageing and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

Older adults: Translating the evidence into practice


Dr David Ogilvie MRC Epidemiology Unit and UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), Cambridge

Philip Insall Director - Health, Sustrans

Matthew Easter Regional Director - East Midlands, Sustrans

Active environments: Translating the evidence into practice


Sharing evidence based practice


Following the successful case study zone at the BHFNC 11th annual conference this booklet includes examples of evidence-based physical activity projects and programmes displayed on the day.

The case studies summarised in this booklet are examples of practice which are either:

  • Interpreting and using research and public health guidance to develop and deliver evidence-based physical activity programmes


  • Contributing to the evidence base for physical activity.

Download: Sharing evidence based practice