About the Conference

This year’s conference is a joint meeting of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) and the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology (DHP). EHPS is the professional organisation formed to promote empirical and theoretical research in and applications of health psychology across Europe and Aberdeen will host the 30th annual EHPS meeting. The DHP is the Division of the BPS, which aims to promote UK health psychology, and the 2016 conference marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of this Division.

To mark this joint 30th anniversary, the theme for 2016 will be "Behaviour Change: Making an impact on health and health services", in order to celebrate not only what health psychology has achieved over the last three decades, but also what can be achieved in the future by fully translating health psychology research into practice.

The host of the conference, the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group (AHPG), is a part of the University of Aberdeen’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS). The IAHS is a multidisciplinary centre of research excellence encompassing disciplines including Health Psychology, Health Services Research, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Academic Primary Care and the Centre for Healthcare Randomised Controlled Trials. The conference theme is based on the objectives of the IAHS to identify effective interventions and implement these in policy and practice.




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