The Behaviour and Health Research Unit contributes evidence to national and international efforts to achieve sustained behaviour change to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

The main focus of our work is on developing effective ways of changing four sets of behaviour – smoking, excessive consumption of food and alcohol, and physical inactivity. Changing theses behaviours positively would help to prevent the majority of the preventable non-communicable diseases, including many cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

We are based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, within the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and funded by the UK Department of Health Policy Research Programme as the policy research unit on behaviour and health.

Further information about the BHRU can be found on our research, publications, and team member pages.