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Obesity: Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours

BDA Obesity Specialist Group

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 09:00 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 17:00 (GMT)

Obesity: Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
OSG Member 29th and 30th November 31 Oct 2017 £160.00 £0.00
BDA Member 29th and 30th November   more info 31 Oct 2017 £185.00 £0.00
Non BDA/All other HCPs 29th & 30th November 31 Oct 2017 £220.00 £0.00
Evening Buffet 29th   more info 30 Nov 2017 £13.75 £1.25

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Event Details

A 2-day lecture and workshop programme with a focus on behaviour and psychology.


If you are interested in sharing your research / case study / audit through a poster or within our delegate packs please contact us for further information at: 

deadline for submission 29th September


29th of November

Registration: 9.00am

Start: 9.30am - Finish: 17.00pm



Weight Stigma and Discrimination

Dr Stuart Flint, Senior Research Fellow, Leeds Beckett University


Apps for Overeating? Using Cognitive Training to Modify Impulses towards Food                                                            

Dr Natalia Lawrence, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Exeter 


Dietetic Approaches to Binge Eating Disorder/Obesity with Disordered Eating 

Ursula Philpot, Freelance Dietetic and Nutrition Practitioner


Global Food Consumption Behaviours and Sustainable Diets 

Dr Pamela Mason, Public Health Nutritionist with specialism in sustainable diets


Workshops (Choice of two topics per delegate*)

Influencing Motivation  

Dympna Pearson, Freelance Trainer, Behaviour Change Training


B 'Look after yourself: The importance of clinician self-care' 

Dr Vanessa Snowdon-Carr, Clinical Psychologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


C Cognitive Analytic Therapy – a Relational Approach to Obesity

Dr Alison Jenaway Addenbrooke’s, Consultant Medical Psychotherapist, Addenbrooke's Cambridge University Hospital

Dr Ruth Carson, Consultant Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Service Lead, Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust


D Compassion Focussed Therapy in Overeating / Obesity 

Dr Ken Goss, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust 


30th of November

Registration: 9.00am

Start: 9.30am - Finish: 17.00pm



Identifying and Working with Psychological Issues before and after Bariatric Surgery 
Dr Denise Ratcliffe, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital & Phoenix Health, UK


An Introduction to Health Psychology Approaches in Weight Management 
Dr Laura McGowan, Research Fellow and Chartered Psychologist, Queen’s University Belfast


Early Emotional Eating and its Relationship with Parental Feeding Practices
Dr Jacqueline Blisset, Professor of Childhood Eating Behaviour, University of Coventry


Exercise, Appetite and Eating Behaviour 

Dr Mark Hopkins, Lecturer in Nutritional Physiology, University of Leeds


Workshops (Choice of two topics per delegate*)

A Mindfulness and Mindful Eating in Dietetic Practice  
Clare Grace, Freelance Dietitian and Weight Management Specialist  


B Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Severe and Complex Obesity 
Dr Fiona Campbell, Principal Clinical Psychologist, NHS Grampian

Claire Donald, Specialist Dietitian, NHS Grampian


C ‘Non-Hunger Eating’ – Psychological Strategies for Time Limited Consultations
Dr Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist & Director of The Eating Blue Print


D Influencing Change and Integrating Psychology: A workshop to reflect on your position

Dr Lisa Newson, Health Psychologist, Liverpool John Moores University, British Psychological Society, Chair Obesity Task & Finish Group



*We will attempt to accommodate delegates preference but workshops may be allocated on first registered basis if demand exceeds spaces 



Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price



We would also like to invite you to an optional social/networking meal on:

29th of November at





We look forward to seeing you there!

Keep in contact:



#obsmuk #obesity chats at 8pm GMT every two months.


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Purchase order details: 

  • British Dietetic Association, 5th Floor, Charles House, 148/9 Great Charles Street Queensway, Birmingham, B3 3HT 

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  • Ticket price 
  • Workshop preference in priority order: Day 1 
  • Workshop preference in priority order: Day 2
  • BDA Number or University course number 
  • Dietary Requirements 
Do you have questions about Obesity: Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours ? Contact BDA Obesity Specialist Group

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The Studio
7 Cannon St,
B2 5EP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 09:00 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 17:00 (GMT)

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BDA Obesity Specialist Group

The BDA Obesity specialist group represents dietitians working in adult and childhood obesity prevention and management, recognising obesity as being a specialist area of dietetic practice. 

The Obesity specialist group  works to communicate evidence-based standards, support post-registration training in obesity management, contribute to national guidelines, campaign for health improvement, and to develop and foster a network of obesity management professionals.

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