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The 4th BeSP symposium: Creating real-world impact: Implementation and dissemination of behaviour change interventions


How to effectively and efficiently implement useful programs and scale them up? What are recent advances and open questions in implementation science? How is behaviour change linked to implementation? The 4th BeSP symposium Creating real-world impact: Implementation and dissemination of behaviour change interventions was transformed to a virtual symposium due to the COVID-19 situation. This high-profile multidisciplinary 2-day event attracted a wide audience: Close to 500 viewers followed the stream on Thursday and approximately 300 on Wednesday!


View the recordings here:




Asst. Prof. Nelli Hankonen: Opening words

Bianca Albers: Implementation 3.0: Entering a new decade of science and practice

Dr. Fabiana Lorencatto: Applying behavioural science theories and frameworks in implementation research

Prof. Arja Rimpelä: Legislation in changing adolescent behaviour – the Finnish Tobacco Act since 1977

Prof. Christina Salmivalli: Implementation and sustainability of the KiVa antibullying program in Finland

Prof. Emerita Marjukka Mäkelä: Screening for fetal malformations: Evidence and public discussion

Adj. Prof. Pilvikki Absetz: Crossing the implementation gap in public health

Adj. Prof. Tomi Mäki-Opas: Coproduction of effective wellbeing promotion and stakeholder involvement

Adj. Prof. Kirsi Peltonen: Implementation of a new intervention for children with multiple psychological traumas – Experiences and evidence of effectiveness within healthcare system

Dr. Mirja Kälviäinen: Behavioural tools and solutions as design applications

Dr. Nils Sandman: Do people approve of nudging? Public acceptability of choice architecture interventions

Dr. Petra Kouvonen: Supporting children’s growth by evidence- based practices – how to manage implementation?

Prof. Janne Martikainen: Improving the effectiveness of a digital lifestyle counselling app with data-driven user activity segmentation

Dr. Elaine Toomey: Fidelity and adaptation within implementation research

Jaana Junnila: Lakien valmistelu ja lakien hyväksyttävyys – valmistelijan näkökulma

Dr. Marjo Kurki: Vahvan tutkimusnäytön Voimaperheet vanhempainohjausohjelma osaksi neuvolan toimivia käytäntöjä​ – implementaatiotutkimustuloksia


More information is available at symposium website.