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Appiness - Apps for improving the public's health and wellbeing

Date
Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Time
9.30am - 4.00pm

Location
Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry,  CV1 5FB.

About
Come along to this insightful mhealth event with speakers from industry, public health and academia showcasing their use of behavioural science in today’s apps! Hosted by Dr Kristina Curtis, Coventry University & Jolel Miah, Health Psychology Public Health Network.

Mobile and wireless health, known as ‘mHealth’ have the potential to improve health outcomes through a number of elements such as: increasing access to health services, aiding behaviour change, enhancing diagnostics, supporting people in taking a more active role in their own health, improving treatment, reducing disparities and significantly reducing health costs.

Continuous data collection in real time of behavioural, biological and environmental data will help to improve our understanding of the etiology of health biomarkers as well as allowing us to gain broader understanding of which behaviour change techniques are effective in this medium.

The ubiquitous nature of smartphones, their global proliferation, their ability to tailor information and the familiarity users have with responding to alerts and entering data, mean they hold significant potential to ameliorate major public health issues.   

Topics Include:  

  • Weight management
  • Physical Activity
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Alcohol
  • Park spaces
  • Challenges of mHealth development and evaluation


The agenda can be downloaded here.

 Speakers Confirmed

  • Em Rahman NHS, Health Education England
  • Dr Artur Direito, University College London
  • Arjun Panesar & Charlotte Summers, Diabetes.co.uk
  • Dr Cindy Gray, Glasgow University 
  • Liz Gore & Aaron Niblett, Hertsmere Borough Council 
  • Dr Claire Garnett, University College London
  • Clare McCallum, Glasgow University 
  • Dr Lis Boulton, University of Manchester


The speaker profiles can be down loaded here.

 Additional information

Please note that talks, interactive sessions, and questions will be filmed on the day so please let us know if you any problem with this.

Ticket Prices
Members with early bird (up to 31st October) - £25.00
Non members with early bird (up to 31st October) - £40
Members from 1st November - £50
Non members from 1st November - £80

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