Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - Thursday, 6 October 2016
The conference examined how behaviour influences people’s choices in outdoor recreation and active lifestyles. Delegates gained insights into models of human behaviour and how to apply behavioural change knowledge to promote outdoor recreation and encourage active lifestyles. Case studies showcased successful examples of transformational behaviour change and how ‘hard to reach’ communities have been influenced. In particular, delegates will discover how to enable people to make better choices for themselves in terms of outdoor recreation and how to make services more cost-effective and easier for citizens to use.
The conference included an evening visit to The Enchanted Forest: a multi-award winning outdoor unique experience that explores the autumnal setting of nearby Faskally Wood through dramatic lighting and an original music score. There was also a guided walking tour in nearby Dunkeld, visiting and learning about several extraordinary Heritage Trees in Perthshire ‘Big Tree Country’.
Presentations: See below for presentations to download
Alex Hilliam – Principal Researcher – Behaviour Change, Changeworks ‘Behaviour Change Explained: Making theory practical’
Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Strathclyde ‘Can changing behaviour change Scotland’s health?’ Presentation is not available, however here is a version on utube
Trudi Else Strategic Lead – Market Development, Sport England ‘Towards an Active Nation’ Download the presentation
Helen Todd, Campaigns & Policy Manager, Ramblers Scotland The role of NGOs in enabling greater use of the outdoors. Download the presentation
Marcus Sangster and Rona Gibb from Paths for All – To influence peoples’ behaviour we need to think about the lives they lead and the influence this has on how they see things – their ‘world view’ Download Marcus’s presentation, Download Rona’s presentation
Sarah Collins – “Get hooked on Fishing – ‘they just take kids fishing!’ Download the presentation
Stephen Jenkinson, Access and Countryside Management Ltd ‘Promoting dog walking on the National Forest estate.’ Download presentation
Moving towards experiential interventions for behaviour change: Lessons from 10 years of recreation research in the Cairngorms National Park Katrina Brown – James Hutton Institute. Download presentation
Medal Routes project (SNH partner project) – Rob Burns, Ramblers Scotland. Download presentation
Come Outside Programme – Juliet Michael Programme Manager – Natural Resources Wales Download presentation
Switching Perspectives – are we hard to reach? Connecting minority communities to woodlands and forests – Romena Huq Central Scotland Engagement Officer Forestry Commission Scotland. Download presentation
Designing interventions to encourage behaviour change (in the context of Lyme disease) Sarah Morton University of the Highlands and Islands Download Presentation