"Don’t Be Poor": Collaborative approaches to health behaviour change interventions

19 April 2023, 12.30 PM - 19 April 2023, 4.30 PM

Canynge Hall (Lower Ground Floor, Room L.G.08), 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2PN

Join the Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) and our colleagues from the Health Psychology and Interventions Group (HPIG) on Wednesday 19 April for an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion on the relevance of poverty in health behaviour change interventions at our collaborative, interdisciplinary event: “Don’t Be Poor”: Collaborative approaches to health behaviour change interventions

This event is for those wishing to explore the real-world context of health interventions and how we can better bring together our skills and collaborate across disciplines when designing interventions and conducting healthcare research to bring tangible benefits to those most in need. This in-person event is open to everyone but is especially relevant to anyone working in health (research or practice, public health or policy), where behaviour change is a key part of an intervention. We also particularly welcome those with lived experience.

The fantastic panel of speakers includes the BPI’s own academic Director, Professor David Gordon, alongside Dr Michelle Constable who is the Chair of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network at Hertfordshire County Council and Dr Roseanna Brady who is a Health Psychologist at Psychology for Health.

The title of this event was inspired by some work undertaken by Professor David Gordon and colleagues over twenty years ago. This was inspired by some ‘top tips’ for better health from the Chief Medical Officer as part of the Government’s published response to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health report. These ‘top tips’, whilst valid in themselves, neglected to really address the causes or potential solutions to health inequalities. This therefore prompted a somewhat satirical response from Professor Gordon and his colleagues which highlighted the kinds of policies which would be needed to actually reduce health inequalities in the UK. One of their key ‘tips’ for better health was simply: “Don’t be poor”. It seems these lessons may still need to be learnt.


For more information and free registration please visit the Eventbrite page.


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