Program 2017

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What is it about?

The disciplines psychology and behavioural economics put great effort in researching mechanisms and determinants that influence choices in decision-making. Behavioural Insights describe the effort to apply scientific findings into the field of public practice and policy making. BISS deals with how to apply Behavioural Insights in the area of immunization.

For whom?

BISS is designed to bring together participants from European countries with different professional backgrounds:

  • PhD Candidates in the area of psychology, communication science and behavioural economics who wish to gain further insight in behaviour change and intervention planning
  • National immunization programme managers and staff from the regional WHO offices for Europe, who want to learn about behavioural mechanisms and determinants

Gain insights …

… about mechanisms and determinants that influence decision-making and health behaviour

… about Boosting and Nudging

… about how to create behavioral insights

… about the evaluation of vaccination demand interventions

Talks will take place in combined as well as separate tracks for the two groups of participants.

Discuss & share …

… your new knowledge to work on a multi-session case study

… your ideas to create an intervention that enables and motivates vaccination behaviour

… your research projects (PhD students)

… the challenges in your country (Program Managers)

The teams in the group work will consist of PhD students and Program Managers. This gives you the opportunities for an interdisciplinary exchange of experiences and ideas.

Build networks …

get to know professionals from different countries and technical fields

… exchange knowledge and experience between academia and practice

… find partners for future projects

Who was teaching in 2017?

The following teachers/presenters/facilitators (in alphabetical order; subject to change) were invited as teachers in 2017:

  • Kurt Ackermann (Research Associate, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur)
  • Victor Balaban (Behavioural Scientist, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Cornelia Betsch (Prof for Health Communication, University of Erfurt)
  • Robert Böhm (Assistant Professor of Decision Analysis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen)
  • Tammy Boyce (Consultant and researcher)
  • Karina Godoy (Public Health Scientist, Public Health Agency of Sweden)
  • Katrine Habersaat (Technical Officer, Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe)
  • Stefan Herzog (Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin)
  • Cath Jackson (Research Consultant, Valid Research Ltd and Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of Leeds and York)
  • Lisa Menning (Technical Officer, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals programme, WHO)
  • Linda Miesler (Senior Lecturer, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur)
  • Sergiu Tomsa (C4D specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia)