Professor Theresa Marteau appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Professor Theresa Marteau (Fellow) who has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Her citation reads: “Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Cambridge University, is a distinguished Health Psychologist who has established a world-class behaviour change unit. She has demonstrated that Government policies should look at population-level interventions as well as those that focus on individuals, putting the concept of “nudge” into practice. She has been the Principal Investigator for the Wellcome Trust funded Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health and pioneered research into how the environment affects people’s behaviour.”

The College is enormously proud of Professor Marteau's work, and delighted she has been recognised in this way.

(Photo of Professor Marteau with Professor Simon Schama at the Hay Festival. Copyright paul@paulmusso.com)