Behavioural Insights and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming workshop on how behavioural science can help tackle antimicrobial resistance- Behavioural Insights and Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem that threatens the effective prevention and treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Currently, antimicrobial resistance causes deaths to around 1.3 million people every year. It is estimated that by 2050, 10 million lives a year could be lost globally due to antimicrobial resistance unless urgent action is taken.

The workshop will focus on exploring the cognitive and behavioural drivers of antimicrobial resistance and identifying opportunities for interventions that can help mitigate its impact. We also aim to prepare a large networking grant COST action to be able to fund further activities of the ABC network.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow researchers and experts in antimicrobial resistance, behaviour and cognition. We believe that your participation will contribute greatly to the success of this event and the broader initiative to address this critical issue. We encourage people from all disciplines, career stages and geographical regions to apply.

Date and Application

The workshop will take place on the 8th and 9th of June 2023 and will be held in person at the University of Essex. If you are interested in attending, please complete the participation form by the 11th of April 2023.

We do not expect any fees to be necessary for attending the workshop. Please note that attendees will be responsible for covering their own accommodation and travel costs. We will provide more information on our webpage shortly.


Will be announced soon!

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be hold at the Senate room (4.722) located on square 1 at the Department of Psychology (4th floor), University of Essex.

University of Essex map:


From airports to the Colchester campus

London Stansted Airport

Our Colchester Campus is not far from Stansted Airport. The quickest way to travel is by National Express coach which runs directly to and from Colchester city centre (average journey length is 1hr and costs 7£). Alternatively, there is a local bus 133 to the Colchester city centre, but this may take a bit longer. From the city centre, you can then get a bus or taxi to get to the campus. 

London Heathrow Airport

You can get a National Express coach which runs directly to and from the Colchester city centre (average journey length is 3hr’s and costs 12£). If this is not possible, you’ll need to take a train from Heathrow (all terminals) to London Liverpool Street and then another train to Colchester. Once in Colchester, you can get a bus, or taxi to the campus. 

Getting to the Colchester campus from Colchester town high street

You can get the following buses from Colchester high street to get to and from the Colchester campus:

All of these buses also go to Wivenhoe if you decide to stay at the Flag hotel. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the high street to the campus or to the Flag hotel.


Several hotels are located nearby. For example:

The Flag

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Brook Red Lion Hotel

To book a room at the discounted price you will need to contact Sam Ummat () and mention the discounted rate, the conference/workshop and Andriana Theodoropoulou

The George Hotel


Miroslav Sirota, Robert Böhm and Andriana Theodoropoulou


Funding by the Essex ESNEFT Psychological Research Unit for Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing (EEPRU) is greatly appreciated.