UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health



Head of Department

Professor Andrew Steptoe Professor of Psychology a.steptoe[at]ucl.ac.uk  

Deputy Head

Professor Robert West Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies robert.west[at]ucl.ac.uk   

Administrative staff

Maria Kristensen Research department administrator admin.bsh[at]ucl.ac.uk  
Emily Cheng Administrative assistant  admin.bsh[at]ucl.ac.uk   
Layal Hamzeh Administrator admin.bsh[at]ucl.ac.uk  
Madiha Sajid MSc Programme Administrator m.sajid[at]ucl.ac.uk  

Academic and Research Staff

Name Position Email Research group
Dr Emma Beard Senior Research Associate  e.beard[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Jamie Brown Principal Research Associate  jamie.brown[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Dorina Cadar Research Associate d.cadar[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology 
Yanaina Chavez-Ugalde  Research Assistant  y.chavez-ugalde[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer
Dr Helen Croker Research Dietician  h.croker[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
Dr Daisy Fancourt  Senior Research Associate  d.fancourt[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology 
Dr Abi Fisher Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health  abigail.fisher[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer 
Dr Alice Forster Senior Research Associate alice.forster[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Maddie Freeman Research Assistant maddie.freeman[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Ailish Gallagher  Research Assistant  ailish.gallagher.16[at]ucl.ac.uk  Cancer Communication & Screening 
Dr Claire Garnett Research Associate  c.garnett.12[at]ucl.ac.uk UTARG 
Dr Alex Ghanouni Research Associate a.ghanouni[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Judith Fortmann  Research Assistant  judith.fortmann.16[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer
William Goodman 
Research Assistant william.goodman.16[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer
Dr Ruth Hackett Research Associate ruth.hackett.09[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology
Dr Annie Herbert Research Associate – Statistician  annie.herbert[at]ucl.ac.uk  ECHO 
Dr Yasemin Hirst Research Associate y.hirst[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Victoria Ireland Research Assistant victoria.ireland[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer 
Dr Sarah Jackson Senior Research Associate  s.e.jackson[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
Prof Martin Jarvis Professor of Health Psychology martin.jarvis[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Fiona Johnson Research Associate  fiona.johnson[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
Robert Kerrison Research Assistant and PhD Student robert.kerrison.13[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Sonja Kummer  Research Associate  s.kummer[at]ucl.ac.uk  Cancer Communication & Screening 
Dr Pippa Lally Research Associate p.lally[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
Joanne Land Research Physiotherapist joanne.land[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer
Dr Camille Lassale Research Associate  c.lassale[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology 
Dr Clare Llewellyn Lecturer in Behavioural Obesity Research   c.llewellyn[at]ucl.ac.uk  Obesity 
Prof Yoryos 
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology  y.lyratzopoulos[at] ucl.ac.uk  ECHO 
Dr Laura Marlow Senior Research Associate l.marlow[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Emily McBride Research Assistant e.mcbride[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Lesley McGregor Senior Research Associate l.mcgregor[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Moscho Michalopoulou  Research Assistant  moscho.michalopoulou.14[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer
Tra Pham  Research Assistant  tra.pham.09[at]ucl.ac.uk  ECHO 
Stephanie Philpott Research Assistant  stephanie.philpott[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer
Dr Lydia Poole Research Associate lydia.poole[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology
Dr Samantha Quaife Research Associate samantha.quaife[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Cristina Renzi Senior Research Associate  c.renzi[at]ucl.ac.uk  ECHO and Cancer Screening
Lauren Rockliffe Research Assistant l.rockliffe[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Mairead Ryan  Research Assistant  mairead.ryan.16[at]ucl.ac.uk  Cancer Communication & Screening 
Dr Saskia Sanderson Senior Research Associate saskia.sanderson[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Lion Shahab Senior Lecturer  lion.shahab[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Sandro Stoffel Research Associate s.stoffel[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Ildiko Tombor Research Associate  ildiko.tombor[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Harveen Ubhi  Research Associate  h.ubhi[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Dr Christian von Wagner Reader in Behavioural Science and Health c.wagner[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Wouter Verstraete  Research Assistant  w.verstraete[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening 
Charlotte Vrinten Research Assistant c.vrinten[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Jo Waller Principal Research Associate j.waller[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening

PhD Students

Name Position Email Research Group 
Abdallaziz Alzahrane PhD Student  rmjlaa[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Hannah Bowden PhD Student   hannah.bowden.19[at]ucl.ac.uk  Obesity  
Victoria Garfield PhD Student  v.garfield.13[at]ucl.ac.uk  Obesity 
Roganie Govender PhD Student roganie.govender.13[at]ucl.ac.uk Cancer Communication & Screening
Aleksandra Herbec PhD Student  aleksandra.herbec.11[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Joyce (Yun-Ting) Huang  PhD Student  yun-ting.huang[at]ucl.ac.uk  Psychobiology 
Minjoung (Monica) Koo PhD Student  monica.koo.14[at]ucl.ac.uk  ECHO 
Samantha Lawes PhD Student samantha.lawes.13[at]ucl.ac.uk  Psychobiology 
Laura Panagi PhD Student laura.panagi.16[at]ucl.ac.uk  Psychobiology
Gemma Pugh PhD Student  gemma.pugh.14[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer 
Anna Roberts PhD Student  anna.roberts.15[at]ucl.ac.uk  Energy Balance & Cancer 
Alexia Sawyer PhD Student  alexia.sawyer[at]ucl.ac.uk  Obesity 
Bianca Serwinski PhD Student bianca.serwinski.11[at]ucl.ac.uk Psychobiology
Andrea Smith PhD Student  andrea.smith.14[at]ucl.ac.uk  Obesity 
Charlie Smith PhD Student  charlie.smith.16[at]ucl.ac.uk  UTARG 
Claire Stevens PhD Student claire.stevens.14[at]ucl.ac.uk  Cancer Communication & Screening and Energy Balance & Cancer

Honorary staff

Name      Research group 
Dr Becca Beeken Senior Research Associate  r.beeken[at]ucl.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
David Boniface Senior Research Associate and Statistician d.boniface[at]ucl.ac.uk  
Kenia Carvalho      
Dr Livia Carvalho Lecturer, QMUL l.carvalho[at]qmul.ac.uk Psychobiology 
Prof Deborah Christie Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Psychology   Psychobiology 
Dr Lucy Cooke     Obesity
Dr Saskia Duijts Senior postdoctoral fellow, National Cancer Institute, The Netherlands    
Dr Alison Fildes University Academic Fellow in Behaviour Change, University of Leeds    
Dr Benjamin Gardner-Sood Senior lecturer in Psychology, King's College London    
Prof Mark Hamer     Psychobiology 
John Isitt      
Vera Jandackova      
Dr Dimitrios Koutoukidis Research Associate dimitrios.koutoukidis[at]phc.ox.ac.uk Energy Balance & Cancer
Dr Roberto La Marca
Ann McNeill       
Dr Nadine Messerli-Burgy     Psychobiology
Prof Susan Michie Professor of Health Psychology   s.michie[at]ucl.ac.uk   UTARG
Dr Gerry Molloy     Psychobiology 
Kirstie Osborne     Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Emily Power     Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Aparna Shankar     Psychobiology
Dr Lee Smith     Energy Balance & Cancer and Obesity
Dr Sam Smith University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds    Cancer Communication & Screening
Dr Katriina Whitaker Senior Lecturer and Lead in Cancer Care, University of Surrey   Cancer Communication & Screening, ECHO
Rose Wilson      
Bin Yu Associate Professor in Psychology, Tianjin Medical University yubin80[at]tmu.edu.cn  

Former staff and students

Name Position at UCL, year left Position after leaving UCL Email
Moritz Herle PhD Student, 2017  moritz.herle.12[at]ucl.ac.uk  
Nathalie Kliemann  PhD Student, 2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Nutritional Epidemiology Group, IARC nathalie.kliemann.13[at]ucl.ac.uk
Anamaria Brailean  Research Associate, 2017     
Dr Maggie Heinrich Research Associate, 2017
Lucy Brown  Departmental Administrator, 2017  Business Manager, King's College London  lucy.brown[at]kcl.ac.uk 
Amanda Chorley  Research Assistant, 2017    a.chorley[at]ucl.ac.uk
Dr Jennifer McGowan Research Associate, 2017    j.mcgowan[at]ucl.ac.uk 
Fran Block Research Assistant, 2017    francesca.block[at]ucl.ac.uk
Sisi (Theodosia) Salika Research Assistant – Statistician, 2017

(Visiting Researcher)

Statistician, GSK

Hanna Skrobanski Research Assistant, 2017 PhD Student, University of Surrey h.skrobanski[at]surrey.ac.uk
Dr Rachael Dodd Research Associate, 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney  rachael.dodd[at]sydney.edu.au
Dr Hilary Davies  Research Associate, 2017  Lecturer, University of Surrey hilary.davies[at]surrey.ac.uk
Dr Amy Ronaldson PhD student, 2017 Research Associate, QMUL a.ronaldson[at]ucl.ac.uk
Dr Andy McEwen Principal Research Associate, 2016   andy.mcewen[at]ucl.ac.uk
Dr Hayley Syrad PhD student, 2016 Research Associate, Evidera Research Consultancy  
Merle Owens Research Administrator from 2007 to 2016 Retired  
Dr Stephanie Schrempft Research Associate   s.schrempft[at]ucl.ac.uk
Dr Antonio Lazzarino Clinical Research Associate, 2016  Research Associate, LHSTM  a.lazzarino[at]ucl.ac.uk
Jessica Haddrell  Research Assistant, 2016 Patient and Public Involvement Coordinator, UCLH  
Livia Urbanova Health Researcher, 2016  UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences  
Karen Wallace Health Researcher, 2016     
Dr Alison Fildes  Research Associate, 2016  University Academic Felllow at the University of Leeds   
Dr Silje Steinsbekk Fellowship, 2016 Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and echnology  
Nicola Boreham Research Assistant, 2016     
Jinata Subba Limbu Group administrator/PA, 2016  Departmental Administrator, Imperial College London  
Dr Tara Kidd Research Associate, 2016     
Claudia Hunot PhD student, 2016  Lecturer, University of Guadalajara's Health Centre in Nutrition   
Dr Aparna Shankar Research Associate, 2016  Senior lecturer, St George's University of London  ashankar[at]sgul.ac.uk
Dr Joshua Bell Research Associate, 2016  Research Associate, University of Bristol   
Dr Snorri Rafnsson Research Associate, 2016  Lecturer, London Metropolitan University   
Bernardette (Benna) Bonello Research Assistant, 2016 PhD student, University of Glasgow  
Lindsay Kobayashi PhD student, 2016  Bell Fellow at the Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies, Boston, USA   
Laura McDonald PhD student, 2016  Research Associate, Evidera Research Consultancy  
Dr Claire Friedemann Smith Research Associate, 2015 Systematic Reviewer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  
Kate Williams PhD student, 2015 Consultant at PAREXEL  
Elaine Douglas PhD student, 2015  Researcher, University of Stirling  
Dr Argita Zalli Research Associate, 2015   a.zalli[at]imperial.ac.uk
Dr Susanne (Susie) Meisel Research Associate, 2015 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry, Psycholy and Neuroscience  
Dr Siu Hing Lo Research Associate, 2015  Senior Research Executive, Accent MR   
Laura Fildes  Research and Administrative Assistant, 2015  Assistant to the Directors, Tony Blair Faith Foundation   
Dr Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu Research Associate, 2015  Cancer Research training Award Fellow, National Cancer Institute, USA   
Dr Kelly Winstanley Research Associate, 2015  Principal Consultant at Zeal Solutions Ltd.  
Dr Marta Jackowska Research Associate, 2014  Lecturer in Psychology, University of Roehampton  marta.jackowska[at]roehampton.ac.uk
Dr Katriina Whitaker Cancer Research UK Research Fellow, 2014  Senior lecturer at University of Surrey  
Dr Ben Gardner Sood Lecturer in Health Psychology, 2014 Senior Lecturer, King's College London  
Emma Low PhD student, 2014 Management consultant, pH Associates Ltd  
Harriet Bowyer Research Assistant, 2014 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Glasgow  
Dr Gemma Vart Research Associate, 2014  Departmental Research Facilitator, University of Roehampton