How can we use digital technology in the workplace to combat physical inactivity?
Free interdisciplinary workshop
A unique workshop that will bring together national and international thought leaders across health, technology, behavioural science and design to consider how new digital technologies can support the mission to make our workplaces happier, healthier and more creative. Hosted by Professor Lucy Yardley and Professor Ian Craddock.
When: 2nd July 2019 from 10am (registration) to 4pm
Where: Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR
Cost: The workshop is free to attend
According to the Government, the UK's top economic issue is productivity. Businesses, hospitals and schools are held back by low levels of mental and physical wellbeing, high levels of sickness absence and high levels of presenteeism. With The ‘Future of Work’ high up the national agenda we need to take action to make our workplaces happier, healthier and more creative - places where people of all ages and cultures can achieve their highest potential.
This unique workshop will bring together national and international thought leaders across health, technology, behavioural science and design to consider how new digital technologies can support this mission.
Who is it for?
This workshop is for people with an interest in physical activity in the workplace and people with an interest in new opportunities for digital technology in the workplace.
We welcome researchers at all levels – from PhD students to established researchers - and people from the private, public and third sectors.
- Professor James Levine – world leading expert in sedentary behaviour and inventor of the treadmill desk
- Dr Holly Blake, University of Nottingham
- Dr Marco Bardus, American University of Beirut
- Dr Laura Brocklebank, University of Bristol
- You will learn from experts about recent and ongoing work in this field, some of the challenges, and potential ways of addressing these
- You will have the opportunity to present your research or workplace experiences and ideas
- You will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop plans for future funding proposals that will help move this field forward
- The workshop will take a format of a mixture of presentations and small group networking throughout the day – and of course some physical activity
A chance to present your work
We have a select number of slots available for brief (3 min) presentations. Your presentation should be directly relevant to the theme of the workshop and there must be a digital component to your subject matter, however, this could be a digital physical activity intervention/study in another setting or a digital intervention/study relating to another behaviour. If you would like to present during the workshop please submit an abstract (250 words max) to Samantha Van Beurden
Deadline for abstracts is 5pm on the 1st of May.
How to book
Workshop places are limited so book early!
Please contact: Samantha Van Beurden