Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

Director of Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy
Cambridge Public Policy Committee Member

The Behaviour and Health Research Unit is the Department of Health funded policy research unit in behaviour and health. The aim of the BHRU is to contribute evidence to national and international efforts to achieve sustained behaviour change that improves health outcomes and reduces health inequalities.

The research focus is upon developing ways of changing behaviour at population levels, drawing on neuroscience, behavioural economics as well as psychology.

  • 14 November 2017, 5:30pm

    Can you handle the truth? Facts, figures and communicating uncertainty

    Chaired and hosted by Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, guest speakers include: Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority; and Amanda Farnsworth, Head of Visual and Data Journalism, BBC News.

  • 11 May 2017, 6pm

    Behaviour and Health Research Unit Annual Lecture 2017

    The 2017 Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) annual lecture will be given by Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy, City University. The subject will be "Tackling childhood obesity: Are we doing enough?"

  • In news articles

    What are the challenges for the future of healthcare in the UK?

    The 2017 CSaP Annual Lecture was delivered by Professor Christopher Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health, who made his predictions about the future of health in the UK.

  • In news articles

    What can History tell us about current health inequalities?

    Professor Szreter used historical cases in Britain to demonstrate how the nature and scale of health inequalities within a society are produced by the social and cultural environment of values and incentives experienced by the rich, as much as by the poor (who are the usual focus of attention).