Theresa Marteau featured in BMJ confidential, 21 May 2014

Theresa Marteau - BMJ Confidential

Theresa Marteau – BMJ Confidential


Theresa Marteau wants to change our minds about changing behaviour. She is director of the Department of Health’s policy research unit on behaviour and health at Cambridge University and specialises in identifying the most effective ways of helping people to change bad health habits. This is tough, as years of well meaning government exhortations have shown. Public acceptability is highest where intervention is least intrusive, she has found; but unobtrusive interventions don’t tend to be effective. Can “nudging” people succeed where information and persuasion have failed? She’s agnostic about that, but she may be nudged by some evidence of success.” To read the full interview, click here.



Theresa Marteau: Tackling behaviour change. (2014). BMJ, 348. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3360


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