3rd Practitioner Applied Health Psychology Conference 2019


Thursday 28th March 2019



"Stimulating, thought provoking and an excellent platform to learn about all the applied health psychology work taking place in the UK" (HCPC Health Psychologist, Manchester)


* Updated conference programme is out now *

* * SCCH are delighted to announce 

Julian Bath as the Keynote Speaker * *

Julian Bath is currently the Programme Manager for the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol and a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology within the Department of Psychology at UWE.


He is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Health Psychologist, and was previously a Consultant Health Psychologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, within Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with significant experience of working therapeutically and managing services and teams of Psychologists in Renal Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Diabetes and Rheumatology.


He has a wide range of experience in academia and the NHS, including providing consultancy services, supervision of trainee Health Psychologists, publishing books and research papers as well as the teaching and training of health professionals and students to Doctoral level. Julian is a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered supervisor for Stage 2 Health Psychology training, currently supervising trainees on the BPS QHP Stage 2 training route and was previously the Honorary Secretary of the BPS, Division of Health Psychology.


In his spare time, Julian has a small private consultancy practice in Somerset.



The Practitioner Applied Health Psychology Conference is the leading event in the UK showcasing the best practice of applied Practitioner Health Psychologists and those in training.


This 1 day conference held at the British Psychological Society London Offices, provided a dedicated and unique forum for the presentation of a wide range of applied health psychology practice issues. Presentations showcased service developments, audit and reviews, clinical service outcomes and case studies, ethical practice challenges, professional experiences of working in applied health settings and applied research into health psychology practice. 


The conference drew together 70+ professionals with an interest in Applied Health Psychology from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds including public health, local authorities, charities/ third sector organisations, the NHS, social care, private healthcare, consultancy, independent practice and the commercial sector.



Delegates gave excellent feedback focusing on the value and quality of the presentations and its inspirational and motivational purpose for developing applied health psychology practice:


"Motivation & enthusiasm for the profession and getting back into the clinical pathway I enjoy"


"Knowledge of the wide range of settings where health psychology can be applied"


"Gave me ideas and inspiration for service developments and personal development moving forward"


"Different perspectives and interventions used in different HP settings"


"Useful to discuss issues relevant to health psychology with experienced health psychologists"


"An excellent 1 day conference!"