Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau is Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at the University of Cambridge and co-chair of The Lancet Chatham House Commission on improving health post Covid-19. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to change behaviour (principally diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption) to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, with a particular focus on targeting non-conscious processes. She also researches the acceptability to publics and policymakers of government intervention to change behaviour.

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