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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Professor Theresa Marteau

Professor Theresa Marteau

Director, Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Institute of Public Health

Director of Studies for Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Christ’s College

Office Phone: 01223 330562

Subject groups/Research projects

Food and Health:

Research Interests

'Why We Just Can't Stop Eating.' Read this 2018 feature article about Professor Marteau's work at Cambridge's new Eating Behaviour Unit.


dietary public health

Key Publications

2015 Nakamura, R. et al., 2015. Reply to MD Chatfield. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(4), pp.977–979.

Brown, K.G. et al., 2015. The Cognitive and Behavioural Impact of Alcohol Promoting and Alcohol Warning Advertisements: An Experimental Study. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire).

Hollands, G.J. et al., 2015. Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, p.CD011045.

Vasiljevic, M. et al., 2015. Is the intention-behaviour gap greater amongst the more deprived? A meta-analysis of five studies on physical activity, diet, and medication adherence in smoking cessation. British Journal of Health Psychology.

Vasiljevic, M., Pechey, R. & Marteau, T.M., 2015. Making food labels social: The impact of colour of nutritional labels and injunctive norms on perceptions and choice of snack foods. Appetite, 91, pp.56–63.

Marteau, T.M. & Mantzari, E., 2015. Public health: The case for pay to quit. Nature, 523(7558), pp.40–41.

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