Improving public health requires all the talents and energies that we have available. With the growth of technology and its influence across all areas of our everyday lives, it is important that the public health community embraces technology and explores how it can aid improved public health outcomes.

This conference brings together public health and technology industry experts who are providing and delivering technological solutions to existing public health problems. We will hear from social entrepreneurs and academics who are tackling issues as diverse as alcohol addiction, diabetes management and obesity. We will also hear from organisations and individuals using technology in practical ways, the hurdles they are overcoming, the benefits that they are seeing and the lessons they have learnt. In addition we will hear innovative methods of reaching new audiences through technological content creation.

Who should attend?

The conference has been designed for public health professionals wanting to find out how they can use technology to answer the public health problems they are faced with at both a community and national level. The conference is also aimed at entrepreneurs creating technological solutions to public health problems, academics, medical professionals and local authority colleagues who are interested in how technology can improve local public health.

9.00 Registration
9:30 Welcome by Conference Chair Claire McDonald, Behaviour Change and Engagement Specialist
9:45 Present and future role of technology in public health from Public Health England‘s perspective Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, PHE
10:10 How the private technology sector see their role in public health Adrian Hon, CEO & Founder Six to Start
10:45 Refreshments
11:05 How technology can and is being used to aid health improvement in primary care Dr Junaid Bajwa, GP, NHS Greenwich
11:25 How we solved our diabetes tracking problem: Community-led diabetes self-management (with the right clinical oversight) Sheldon Steed, Mumoactive
11:45 Attention Retraining Technologies - Chimpshop alcohol reduction Professor James Intriligator, ART
12:15 Lunch
13:05 How to use technology power users to connect to audiences Natalie Kelly, Head of Brand and Communications, CoppaFeel!
13:35 The use of a mobile app to motivate evidence-based oral hygiene behaviour Ben Underwood, Dentist & App developer, Brush DJ
14:05 The NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme - diffusing innovation for patient benefit Laura Boyd, NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme Manager, UCL Partners
14:35 Why building health tech for the UK public sector is like walking to the Antarctic, and what you can do to change things: A Venture Capitalist's Perspective Tim Jackson, Partner, Lean Investments
15:05 Refreshments
15:25 Using technology to overcome language and cultural barriers Ghalib Khan Cofounder & Director, Written Medicine
15:55 Conference close

Please note the programe is liable to change

Booking Information

To book click on the above "book now" button or fill out the following booking form: Technology and Public Health booking form

Book by the 11th March to recieve early bird booking rates

RSPH Members £150 - Early bird £135
Public Sector and Charitites £175 - Early bird £157
Private Sector (Non-Members) £235 - Early bird £211

Please note, places are guaranteed only upon receipt of payment and payments must be received by the RSPH 4 weeks prior to the course


Please contact Jess Davies on 020 7265 7314 or jdavies@rsph.org.uk

5 CPD credits are available for this meeting.


Substitutions can be made at any time. If notification is received 8 weeks prior to the course, a full refund will be made minus an administration charge of £40. Cancellations received after this time will receive no refund. Please note that notification of cancellation must be made in writing. The organisers reserve the right to change the timings and/or identity of the speakers.