BSPHN 2024 Conference: Addressing Shared Challenges for Prevention


Tue Feb 20 2024 at 09:00 am to 04:30 pm


Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, EN

BSPHN Annual Conference 2024
About this Event

BSPHN 2024 Conference: Using Behavioural Science to Address Shared Challenges for Prevention

Join us on our Behavioural Science and Public Health (BSPHN) Annual conference as we showcase and learn from a wide range of experts, optimising and demonstrating the impact of behavioural and social science, to create healthy environments and healthy people.

This year, our theme focuses on using behavioural science to address shared challenges for prevention.

When and where

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2024 09:00–16:30 GMT

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, Tithebarn Building, L2 2ER

About this event:

This conference is bigger and better than before with double the content and choice, than previous years

With 4 renowned keynote speakers, an open panel discussion, parallel oral presentation sessions and interactive workshops, there is a lot to get involved in and take away from the day.

Keynote speakers include:

· Sir Michael Marmot – Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association

· Ashley Gould - Programme Director and Consultant in Public Health at Public Health Wales

· Professor Matt Ashton – Director of Public Health, Liverpool City Council.

· Sue Cummings – Head of Behavioural Insight & Change, Public Health Liverpool.

As such, we have a dedicated space for delegates to share their work on poster displays and network among each other.

Join us to learn from experts using behavioural and social sciences to enhance population outcomes, network with likeminded colleagues, and share best practice!


Calls for oral and poster presentations!

As a network the BSPHN is keen to provide ample opportunities at our annual conference for members and delegates to share their work, to learn from others, and to build relationships.

This call for abstract submission is aimed at showcasing how behavioural science has been used to address shared challenges for prevention and where there have been opportunities of creating healthy outcomes for the environment and for people.

Authors are asked to submission abstracts that address any of the following sub-themes:

· Prevention – content focused on sustainability, long-term conditions, primary and secondary prevention strategies.

· Shared challenges – content focused on key policy changes, implementation, health inequalities.

Submissions do not have to relate to traditional research studies, although these are welcome. Submissions could describe any project that has sought to apply and/or evaluate the impact of behavioural or social science. We welcome abstracts from academia, public and private sectors.

We are particularly keen to receive submissions from private and public practitioners, commissioners and other professionals, as well as students and academics. We are also keen to include work that is still in progress.

Oral presentations:

Oral speakers will be given 15 minutes (10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions).

Poster presentations:

Accepted posters will be showcased during the conference and will be available online on the BSPHN website after the event.

Please submit an outline of the project, in no more than 250 words, using the following headings (as appropriate)


Methods / Implementation


Impact/LearningConclusions/Implications for practice

If you wish to submit an abstract please go to

Key submission dates

8th November 2023 - Online submission for abstracts open

17th December 2023 - Deadline for oral and poster presentations

w/c 22ndJanuary 2024 - Notification of submission outcomes

To submit an abstract please visit


Registration for the conference is online and you can book a place here:

Our ticket prices are as follows:

Early Bird:

Student - £80

Public sector/academia/charities - £180

Private sector - £220

General admission:

Student - £120

Public sector/academia/charities -£195

Private sector - £270

Please note early bird tickets end at 11.59pm on 19th January 2024 and all tickets are non-refundable.


We are offering two bursaries for attendance at the conference, which covers the event registration fee (including catering) and travel costs for the recipient to attend the full event (excluding accommodation). If you wish to apply for a bursary you will need to tell us why you should be awarded the bursary (maximum 500 words).

The BSPHN Committee will judge application. The successful bursaries will need to attend the full day of the conference and will be required to write an article for the BSPHN publication. BSPHN will reimburse travel costs for bursary winners which will be paid following attendance at the conference and submission of a write piece for BSPHN publication. Receipts for travel will be required.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will still offer you the opportunity to purchase a ticket to attend the conference at the early bird rate.

If you wish to submit a bursary application, please go to

Please note bursary applications close Sunday 17th December 2023.


Accommodation is not included in the ticket price; however, we have coordinated a discounted rate at the following hotels:

· Quest Liverpool – studio for £65.83 (is a 15-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station and a 14-minute walk to the conference venue).

· Radisson RED Liverpool – bed and breakfast for £79.17 (is 2-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station and a 14-minute walk to the conference venue).

· Innside Liverpool – bed and breakfast for £95 (is a 20-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station and a 9-minute walk to the conference venue).

Please note these reduced rates are limited and dependant on hotel availability. Your email confirmation for the conference booking will include details on how to secure hotels at the rates above. You may also wish to check other accommodation platforms to compare availability and cost.

Traveling to the venue

The conference is located at the Tithebarn Building, Liverpool John Moores University. It is 13 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station, 10 minutes from Liverpool One bus station and a short distance from the city centre.

Tithebarn Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L2 2ER

Travelling to Liverpool by train

Liverpool is easily accessible by train from all major cities in the UK, the journey from London will take just over two hours (National Rail Enquiries). Visitors from Greater Manchester, TransPennine Express has an hourly service between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool which only takes 32 minutes.

Travelling to Liverpool by car

Liverpool city region is well connected to the UK motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 to reach the city centre.

Sat Nav Coordinates

For users of satellite navigation equipment, simply enter the coordinates 53.4095,-2.98558 or the postcode L2 2ER.

Car parking Facilities

Liverpool Moorefields (L2 2AY) NCP has 577 spaces and you can pay for parking using card or cashless via the NCP app. There are no electrical charging points at this car park.

Alternatively, visit NCP for full details of city car parking facilities.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the conference please email us at [email protected]


Where is it happening?

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


GBP 80.00 to GBP 270.00

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