Real World Behavioural Science Podcast

Welcome to the 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.

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Episodes feature Stu King, Professor Susan Michie (Director of UCL Centre for Behaviour Change) & Professor Jim McManus (Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council). They discuss the behavioural science behind the guidance and best-practice on reducing the spread of the coronavirus. The multi-part 20 minute episodes dig into the real world behaviours we can all do to reduce the chance of both catching, and spreading the disease. They also delve in what more can be done on a wide and small scale, such as more use of social psychology and pro-social feedback.

Stay tuned for more episodes in the coming weeks!

What is the Real World Behavioural Science (RWBS) podcast?

Each month, Stu King (BSPHN Committee Member and founder & CEO of BeeZee Bodies) interviews professionals from the worlds of public health, academia and industry, who are using behavioural science to help change people’s lives. The RWBS podcast is recorded by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (BSPHN) to help spread the word about the great work going on around the world.

Who is it for?

The RWBS podcast 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. We have had some great guests so far from across industry, public health and academia and from across the world…

Previous guests include:
  • 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, Birmingham City Council, UK
  • Mike Kelly – Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University, UK
  • Wendy Wills – University of Hertfordshire, UK.
  • Kim Roberts – HENRY, UK.
  • Tim Chadborn – PHE Behavioural Insights Team, UK.
Upcoming guests include:
  • Samuel Salzer – Habits Weekly, Sweden

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