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.

  • 17 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2020

    This year our annual conference will have a particular focus on topics that CSaP has worked on during the past year, with invited experts offering insights into some of the latest research that has the potential to inform decisions taken by policy makers.

  • 11 February 2020, 5:30pm

    CSaP Annual Lecture: Professor Dame Sally Davies

    The 2020 CSaP Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government.

  • 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.