Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

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

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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.

  • 19 September 2018

    Air Quality: Strategies to reduce air pollution

    CSaP brought together an interdisciplinary group of scientists, social scientists, civil society and industry leaders to discuss the way forward in the context of Defra’s recently released Clean Air Strategy 2018.

  • 28 June 2018, 9am

    Expertise, trust and public policy

    Expertise, trust and public policy. The 2018 CSaP Annual Conference will be held at the Royal Society on 28 June.

  • In news articles

    Behaviour change, nudging and the nanny state

    The first session at CSaP's annual conference was chaired by Dr Helen Munn, Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and included world leading experts on behaviour change from the University of Cambridge, UCL and Defra.

  • 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.