Optimising impact: Enhancing public health policy and practice using behavioural science

  • Date 18th June 2024
  • Start time 2:30 pm
  • Finish time 3:30 pm
  • Venue/Location Online
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This webinar is run jointly by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (BSPHN). The purpose of this session is to enhance understanding of the role and value of behavioural science in optimising public health policy and practice.


  • Professor Tracy Daszkiewicz, FPH Vice-President
  • Dr Gráinne Dickerson, Chair, Behavioural Science & Public Health Network

Key objectives

  • Inform members of the connection being established between FPH and BSPHN
  • Enable a common understanding of behavioural science
  • Enhance understanding of when and how behavioural science can enhance public health policy and practice
  • Demonstrate how behavioural science has been applied to public health policy and practice (with a focus on FPH priority areas, which include:
    • Tackling poverty and the cost-of-living crisis
    • Maximising NHS prevention and population health
    • Climate change and health
    • Tackling health inequalities and a public health approach to anti-racism
    • Living healthier for longer across the life-course

A full agenda will follow in due course.