BHFNC annual conference 2013

BHFNC annual conference 2013

Time to Change - Understanding and changing physical activity behaviour


Conference programme


The conference took a fresh look at behaviour change research, theory and practice and explored how the latest learning can be applied to the planning of physical activity interventions and behaviours. The programme featured internationally renowned keynote speakers, as well as a broad range of workshops offering delegates the opportunity to engage in group discussion and provided practical tips on changing physical activity behaviour. Please download the keynote presentations and breakout session slides below.


Keynote presentations


Professor Eugene Milne

Director Designate for Adult Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England

Public Health England - Increasing physical activity in the new public health system


Dr Louise Atkins

Research Associate, University College London

Designing Behaviour Change Interventions - Challenges and technologies


Professor Stuart Biddle

Executive Director BHFNC, Loughborough University

Reflections - How can the Behaviour Change Wheel be applied to physical activity interventions


Professor Nanette Mutrie

Chair in Physical Activity for Health, Edinburgh University

"That pedometer - it's an amazing wee device" - Is self-monitoring the best bet for physical activity behaviour change?  


Breakout session presentations


Garrath Ford, BHFNC Training Consultant

Tools for the trade 1 - Promoting health behaviour change: using a solution focused approach


Dr Tim Anstiss, Director, Applied Wellbeing

Tools for the trade 2 - Motivational interviewing


Dr Louise Atkins, Research Associate, University College London

Using the COM-B Model and Behaviour Change Wheel to understand behaviours related to physical activity and design interventions


Matthew Hemsley, Policy Advisor, Sustrans

Anette Grahns, Programme Manager, Thomson Reuters

Ideas for creating physical activity friendly environments


Colin Mitchell, Researcher, BHF Heath Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford 

Hannah Graff, Policy Lead, UK Health Forum

The potential for local legal approaches to physical activity promotion


Dr Ben Gardener, Lecturer in Health Psychology, University College London

Dr Afroditi Stathi, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath

Evidence into practice


Sharing practice booklet


The BHFNC annual conference featured a case study zone showcasing examples of physical activity interventions that relate to behaviour change.

The case studies summarised in this booklet are examples of physical activity interventions that:

  • have been designed with behaviour change theory and/or models used to underpin the delivery of an intervention
  • use behaviour change techniques and principles to initiate and sustain physical activity behaviour at an individual, community or population level
  • are making changes to the environment to create more physical activity friendly
  • use policy, regulation or incentives to enable or effect physical activity behaviour change.

Download: Time to Change sharing practice booklet


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