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

Theresa Marteau is Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge, Director of Studies in Behavioural and Psychological Sciences at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award in Science: Behaviour Change by Design. Her research focuses on design and evaluation of interventions that target non-conscious processes to change behaviour to improve population health and the acceptability of these to publics and policy-makers.

  • 6 June 2023, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2023

    CSaP's 2023 Annual Conference will take place 6 June 2023.

  • 2 February 2023, 5:30pm

    Climate Seminar 3: Practical climate politics for the 2020s - Land use, biodiversity and food

    The third and final seminar in the series will be chaired by Professor Dame Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ’s College, with guest speakers Professor Andrew Balmford, Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge; and Professor Martin White, Programme Leader, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.

  • In news articles

    Improving the use of evidence and evaluation in policy making

    The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) hosted a seminar for academics and policy professionals, led by Dame Professor Theresa Marteau and Dr Matthew Gill, exploring how to improve the use of evidence and evaluation in policy making.

  • In news articles

    Behaviour change and sustainability

    CSaP in collaboration with Professor Charles Kennel, Director Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, delivered the 2022 series of climate change seminars hosted by Christ’s College, Cambridge. The second seminar chaired by Dr Rob Doubleday – CSaP Executive Director – explored how behavioural science can inform policymaking to improve sustainability and help reach net zero.