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Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference Coming to Coventry

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We’re pleased to share the news that The Midlands Health Psychology Network will be holding its annual conference at Coventry University on March 2nd 2017. The theme will be Approaches to Wellbeing: Working Across Professional Boundaries.

Students from the MSc Health Psychology are encouraged to attend. This will be a chance to see recent graduates and other friends of the course in action, and make useful network contacts. Find out what our students have said about the experience of attending in years past.

What some of our friends will be presenting at the DHP conference in Brighton next week

Just had a quick glance at the scientific programme for the BPS Division of Health Psychology conference. It’s in Brighton 11-13 September.

At first look, here are a few highlights from folk who’ve completed our course or contibuted as guest lecturers. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out…

Development of a sex education lesson to increase risk and coping appraisals for chlamydia
K Newby, P Joshi, Coventry University, D Lecky, K Brown* & M Hawking

Development of a theoretically grounded health promotion app for childhood weight management
K Curtis, K Brown* & J Wyatt

Predicting breastfeeding duration from Theory of Planned Behaviour and socio-demographic variables
N Bartle**, O Dunn*, S Law & L Wallace**

Dementia – the new ‘c’ word? Self-management programmes (SMPs) for people in the early stages of dementia (PESD) and their carers
C Bourne, A Turner**, N Bradbury, N Belsham & J Aird

Meet the parents: Can group based self-management improve psychological well-being and reduce psychological distress for parent caregivers of children with ASD and/or ADHD?
P Joshi, D McHattie, C Malin, W Dingley, R Edwards & A Turner**

South Asians are not any different? Core versus targeted approaches to self management programmes (SMP) for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities C Grant-Pearce**, B Chandaria, & B Vakil, F Martin & A Turner**

New balls please!” Development and evaluation of a 4 hour self-management workshop for testicular cancer survivors
A Turner**, C Bourne, F Martin, B Lynn & A Lynall

People with hyperlinks are former students on the MSc health psych.

* Katherine and Orla are former course directors for the MSc health psych.

**Naomi, Louise, Andy and Carol are recent contributors to our teaching.

Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference 2014

A quick message from our friends at the MHPN:
Dear all,

The Midlands Health Psychology Network (MHPN) committee invites you to attend our 10th annual conference to be held at the Sunley Conference Centre, The University of Northampton on Thursday 20th February 2014. We will be hosting two fantastic keynote speakers: Dr Andrew Prestwich, Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Psychology at the University of Leeds, and Professor Eamonn Ferguson, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

We will also be hosting oral presentations and poster presentations. A few highlights from last year’s conference are:
• Exploring parents’ emotional barriers to childhood weight management
• Investigating healthcare professionals and patients’ experiences of providing and receiving support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Exploring the experiences of people with Muscular Dystrophy using Q-methodology

The call for abstracts for symposiums, oral and poster presentations is now open with this year’s theme reflecting our tenth anniversary: “Ten years of MHPN: looking back and moving forward” Abstracts relating to all aspects of health psychology and related topics are welcomed from individuals at any stage in their research career.

The MHPN is growing and with the conference open to members and non-members alike, this is a great opportunity for researchers in the Midlands to showcase their work to a varied and friendly audience. Please see attached flyer for submission details or visit http://www.mhpn.co.uk for more information and to join the network. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 8th 2013. Special bursaries are available, and discounted conference rates are available for MHPN members.

Feel free to share this email with your colleagues and MSc/PhD students.

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

Bethan Davies on behalf of the Midlands Health Psychology Network

Successful DHP Postgraduate Conference

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Congratulations to our friends at the BPS Division of Health Psychology on their successful postgraduate conference last week. One of our recent graduates (Elaine Walklet) presented a poster based on her dissertation project.  This examined stress, coping and health behaviours in staff employed by the NHS IAPT service.

Further details of the event can be found at http://dhppostgraduateconference2013.weebly.com/

Congrats Puja on your Conference Presentation Being Accepted

Recent graduate from our MSc Health Psychology, Puja Joshi, has had a poster accepted for presentation at a conference in February. This is based on coursework done on the professional practice module M102PY.

Joshi P, Percy C, Newby K. (2013). The effectiveness of school based interventions in changing adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards dating violence: A systematic review. Poster at the All Wales Sexual Health Network Annual Conference. February, Cardiff.