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Enhancing motivation and adherence in health contexts

Date and Time
25th September 2019, 09:30 - 16:00
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This one-day NCSEM conference from September 2019 explored the science behind motivation, adherence and long-term health. It examined major theories of motivation and their application to healthcare settings, how habits are formed and how intentions can be changed into action.

The event focused on motivation in several health contexts, including exercise interventions, medication adherence, and support for marginalised individuals within healthcare relationships.

Speakers included:

Theory-based interventions to promote physical activity in patient populations

Dr Sally Fenton, University of Birmingham


Translating theory-based interventions into practice

Dr Fiona Gillison, University of Bath


Motivation and behaviour: New measures of strength of intention

Prof. Mark Conner, University of Leeds


Habits and automaticity in the context of medication adherence

Prof. Madelynne Arden, Sheffield Hallam University


Kindness Matters: Self-compassion for motivating health behaviours

Dr Fuschia Sirois, University of Sheffield