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Applying Behavioural Insights to Health Promotion

25 Nov 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm


25 November 2021, 12:00-1:00pm AEDT

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®) is hosting a session on using behavioural science to tackle health promotion problems with presenter Alex Gyani, the Behavioural Insights Team, Australia.
The session will leave participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of Behavioural Insights. It will provide participants with a toolkit to identify where a Behavioural Insights approach may be appropriate. It is designed for policymakers, health, public health, research and advocacy professionals.

Participants will:
• Understand the rationale for using a Behavioural Insights lens for health promotion
• Discover how these approaches have been used to improve services on the micro level and policy on the macro level
• Learn about how BI has been used to address complex problems like obesity, vaccine uptake and health inequities
• Have the opportunity to ask questions or ask Alex how Behavioural Insights could be applied to an issue that they are currently working on.

The event is free for AHPA members and $25 for non-members.

• Event registrations close COB Friday 19 November. The event link will be emailed to registrants on Monday 22 November
• AHPA members: Please ensure you are logged in to receive your member discount
• Non-members: A tax invoice will be emailed when payment and registration is completed.

Please note national time zones:
VIC/TAS/NSW/ACT: 12:00pm-1:00pm
QLD: 11:00am-12:00pm
SA: 11:30am-12:30pm
NT: 10:30am-11:30am
WA: 9:00am-10:00am

This event will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants.

Registrations for this event are now closed.

Speaker: Dr Alex Gyani, Director of Research and Methodology

Alex is the APAC Director of Research and Methodology at the Behavioural Insights Team. He has been based in Sydney since 2014 and oversees the team’s research and evaluation work across Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining the team in 2012, he has worked in a diverse set of fields from domestic violence, energy regulation, health system efficiency, obesity, financial regulation, employment services to education.
He has supported his team to run over 50 trials in 5 years and developed approaches to integrate machine learning and implementation science to Behavioural Insights trials. His PhD focused on encouraging people with anxiety and depression to seek treatment using a mobile phone app and encouraging psychological therapists to use evidence-based treatments. This app became the number one free health and fitness app in the Apple App Store in October 2012 with over 18,000 users.
In 2018, he was named one of Apolitical’s 100 Future Government Leaders. He also holds a research fellowship at the University of Melbourne’s School of Psychology.

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