Professor Theresa Marteau

Director of Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Cambridge Institute of Public Health (IPH)


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.

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    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).