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Real World Behavioural Science

Stu King

Welcome to the Real World Behavioural Science (RWBS) podcast, where we look at how behavioural and social sciences are being used in the real world to help change the public’s health, for good.

The RWBS podcast is created by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (www.BSPHN.org.uk) and is aimed at people working in public health, academia and industry, who have an interest in how behavioural science is being used to improve health and wellbeing.

Each month, Stu King (BSPHN Committee Member and founder & CEO of behaviour change specialists BeeZee Bodies) interviews professionals from the worlds of public health, academia and industry, who are using behavioural science to help change people’s lives.

We have episodes featuring:

- Professor Jim McManus - Co-founder of the BSPHN & Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council, UK

- Dr Amy Bucher – Behavioural Scientist at MadPow, Boston, USA

- Dr Nick Cavill – Quasi-academic and Director of a Public Health Consultancy, UK

- Professor Chris Armitage – Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

- Rich Sheridan – CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbour, USA

- Dr Justin Varney - Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council, UK

- Mike Kelly - Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University Institute of Public Health, UK

- Wendy Wills - University of Hertfordshire

- Kim Roberts - HENRY

We have some great guests in the pipeline from across industry, public health and academia and from across the world, including:

- Samuel Salzer - Habits Weekly, Sweden

- Tim Chadborn - PHE Behavioural Insights Team


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Recent Episodes

22. Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele (Founding Director of Social Marketing at Griffith University)June 09, 2021 Episode artwork 21. Richard Wiseman (Professor of Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire)May 11, 2021 Episode artwork 20. Professor Susan Michie (Professor of Health Psychology & Director of CBC at UCL)April 14, 2021 Episode artwork 19. BSPHN Committee Leads - Dr Michelle Constable, Professor Angel Chater, Dr Neil Howlett & Professor Jim McManusMarch 04, 2021 Episode artwork 18. Dan Makoski (Chief Design Officer at Lloyds Banking Group)February 02, 2021 Episode artwork 17. Adam Ferrier (Consumer Psychologist & Founder of Thinkerbell)January 06, 2021 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #9 (15th Dec) Conspiracy Theories - Prof Jim McManus & Dr Daniel JolleyDecember 17, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #8 (8th Dec) Behavioural Science to Increase Vaccine Uptake - Jim McManus, Wayne Bateman, Paul ChadwickDecember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Chloe Franses (Founder of Franses) & Andrew Thomas (Digital Transformation Coach)November 20, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #7 (19th November 2020) Long COVID - Nisreen Alwan & Susan MichieNovember 20, 2020 Episode artwork Professor Ivo Vlaev (Warwick Business School)November 14, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #6 (3rd November 2020) Lockdown 2.0 How did we get here and what happens next? - Prof. Susan MichieNovember 03, 2020 Episode artwork Introducing the Behaviour Change Development Framework (BCDF) - with Em Rahmen, Aoife Fortescue-Webb and Ashlee MulimbaJune 17, 2020 Episode artwork Aline Holzwarth (Applied Behavioural Scientist at Pattern Health & Principal of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University)May 01, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #5 (14th April 2020) Extended lockdown; Helping adherence and Longer-term lessons - Prof. Susan Michie & Prof. Jim McManusApril 14, 2020 Episode artwork Samuel Salzer (Behavioral Strategist)April 08, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #4 (26th March 20) Staying Healthy on Lock-Down; The Governments response and Coming together - Prof. Susan Michie & Prof. Jim McManusMarch 27, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #3 Self-Isolation - Prof. Susan Michie & Prof. Jim McManusMarch 17, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #2 - Prof. Susan Michie & Prof. Jim McManusMarch 11, 2020 Episode artwork CORONAVIRUS Mini-Series #1 - Prof. Susan Michie & Prof. Jim McManusMarch 05, 2020 Episode artwork Dr Tim Chadborn (Head of Behavioural Insights & Evaluation Lead at Public Health England)March 01, 2020 Episode artwork Kim Roberts (Chief Executive at HENRY - Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young)January 29, 2020 Episode artwork Professor Wendy Wills (Professor of Food and Public Health at University of Hertfordshire)January 13, 2020 Episode artwork Professor Mike Kelly, Part 2 (Institute of Public Health & University of Cambridge and ex-Director of NICE)December 20, 2019 Episode artwork Professor Mike Kelly, Part 1 (Institute of Public Health & University of Cambridge and ex-Director or NICE)December 17, 2019 Episode artwork