Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

Director of Research
Behaviour and Health Research Unit University of Cambridge

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I am the Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit in the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge, and Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Christ’s College, Cambridge. My research interests include: development and evaluation of interventions to change behaviour (principally diet, tobacco and alcohol consumption) to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, with a particular focus on targeting non-conscious processes; risk perception and communication, particular of biomarker-derived risks, and their weak links with behaviour change; and acceptability to publics and policy makers of government intervention to change behavior. Current research in my group is funded by Wellcome Trust.