All-island Obesity Action Forum: Nudge nudge

Date: Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm

Venue: The Clayton Hotel, 22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS.

Event overview

The event focused on ‘‘nudging’’ as a behaviour change concept to encourage positive behaviours in relation to health and wellbeing and to promote a healthy weight. Presentations explored the nudge concept and include practical examples covering food and physical activity.

Speakers included Professor Theresa Marteau from the University of Cambridge and Professor Liam Delaney form University College Dublin. Professor Marteau discussed how redesigning our environments, sometimes known as nudging shows promise for changing behaviour across populations to tackle obesity. Over 120 delegates registered to attend the event.





9.00am – 10.00am

Registration with tea and coffee


10.00am – 10.10am




10.10am – 11.30am

Session 1


10.10am – 10.50am

Changing our environments to change our behaviour: Learning from what doesn’t work

Prof Theresa Marteau

University of Cambridge

10.50am – 11.30am

Behavioural Change: Nudging and Shoving (PDF, 1MB)

Prof Liam Delaney

University College Dublin

11.30am – 11.50am



11.50am – 1.00pm

Session 2


11.50am – 12.10pm

Taking Nudge Digital with Food Choice at Work (PDF, 3MB)

Dr Fiona Geaney

Food Choice at Work

12.10pm – 12.30pm

Take the Stairs (PDF, 2.5MB)

Dr Damien Bennett

Public Health Agency

12.30pm – 12.55pm

Questions and discussion


12.55pm – 1.00pm

Closing remarks


1.00pm – 1.30pm

Lunch and networking


Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to those working in voluntary community sector, academia, medical and clinical areas, industry and government departments

There are a limited number of places available for students. If you are interested in attending, please contact:


  • Secure registration form

Find out more

For more information about this event:


Call: (NI) 0800 085 1683, (ROI) 1850 40 4567