This is a chronologically ordered, crowd-sourced version of training opportunities in Health Psychology. To add, correct, or remove entries, you can use the Google Sheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QRYGEWkYQtqaRc0FHh6eHUWsserH-nFcqXPExT1HfoQ.

Understanding and Shaping Complex Social Psychological Systems

Dates: 2024-06-24 to 2024-06-28 | Location: Online | Fee: €409 (ask Matti for discount codes!) | Application deadline: 2024-06-21 | Website

In today’s uncertain world, we need innovative tools to address novel challenges. This course introduces a systems approach to understanding and influencing human action, enabling you to more effectively navigate risks and seize opportunities in contexts where people play a crucial role. While this course is designed for anyone interested in behavior change, it holds particular relevance for individuals looking to drive strategic change in organizations, policymaking (especially health and security), or service design.

Intervention Mapping: Designing Theory-based and Evidence-based Programs

Dates: 2024-07-01 to 2024-07-05 | Location: Maastricht University | Fee: €1,500.00 | Application deadline: | Website

The Summer Course will focus on developing theory-based and evidence-based interventions applied to health promotion and disease prevention. The emphasis of this course will be on applying Intervention Mapping to a specific case during the course and with transfer to participants’ own projects. Intervention Mapping is an approach for the design of health promotion and behavior change programs, guiding health promoters through a series of steps that will assist them in theory-based and evidence-based program development.

Five-day Intensive Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis Workshop

Dates: 2024-08-19 to 2024-08-28 | Location: Online | Fee: €230.00 | Application deadline: 2024-06-07 | Website

Research synthesis using systematic review and meta-analysis is one of the most valuable of research endeavors, and can be a particularly rewarding experience for junior investigators who want to develop expertise in a specific area of public health or medicine by producing a product with significant scientific impact. Held over two weeks, this five-day workshop will combine lectures with hands-on practice to introduce participants to the principles and practices of systematic review and meta-analysis, enabling them to conduct their own evidence synthesis using best practices for rigor, reproducibility, and transparency. It is targeted to participants who have previously been introduced to the concepts of basic biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have contributed significantly to the conduct and presentation of a systematic review and meta-analysis of a topic chosen by their group of no more than five participants. The emphasis in this workshop is on the actual conduct of systematic review and meta-analysis. Morning talks are followed daily by afternoon lab/workshop hours during which instructors support participants in mastering each stage of the evidence synthesis process. Days without talks or formal group-work hours can be used for each group to work on class assignments, each of which builds towards the final synthesis and meta-analysis. As a culminating experience, participants present the results of their group work summarizing the process they followed, unexpected challenges, main findings, and plans for future research using their newly acquired research synthesis skills. Participants must have foundational knowledge of Biostatistics, especially in interpretation of statistical results.

3rd Behavioural Insights and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

Dates: June 2025 to June 2025 | Location: University of Vienna | Fee: Free | Application deadline: April 2025 | Website

This workshop will focus on exploring the cognitive and behavioural drivers of antimicrobial resistance and identifying opportunities for interventions that can help mitigate its impact. This may include but is not limited to factors in human healthcare (e.g., patients’ knowledge, preferences and behaviours, doctors’ prescriptions of antibiotics, doctor-patient interactions) and animal healthcare (e.g., animal farmers’ knowledge, perceptions and behaviours). The workshop offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow researchers and other experts in antimicrobial resistance, behaviour and cognition, including officials from various health organisations. (Details for 2025 TBC).