My research focuses on the design, delivery, uptake and impact of behaviour change interventions at individual, organisational and societal levels. It addresses both professional practice (e.g. implementation of evidence-based guidelines, such as hand-hygiene among hospital staff) and health-related general population behaviours (e.g. smoking, physical activity, reducing infection transmission, preparing for pandemic flu).
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Professor of Health Psychology
Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
Susan Michie’s research is in health psychology and health services, focusing on the design, delivery, uptake and impact of behaviour change interventions. Her research investigating innovative methods for developing and evaluating behavioural interventions is conducted in two main health domains: professional practice (e.g., the implementation of evidence-based guidelines, such as hand-hygiene amongst hospital staff), and risk factors amongst the general population (e.g., smoking, physical activity, preparing for pandemic flu).focuses on behaviour change in relation to health: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory to intervention development and evaluation, and to evidence synthesis.
Doctor of Philosophy
|University of Oxford|
Master of Philosophy
|University of London|
Bachelor of Arts
|University of Oxford|
Susan studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, obtaining a BA in 1976, and a DPhil in Developmental Psychology in 1982. She studied Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London University, obtaining an MPhil in 1978. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist, and elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the European Health Psychology Society, the British Psychological Society and a Distinguished International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association.
- . Integrating Digital Interventions into Patient Self-Management Support (DIPSS)
- Achieving Quality and Effectiveness in Dementia Using Crisis Teams (AQUEDUCT)
- An interactive computer-based programme to increase condom use: intervention development and pilot trial
- Developing methodology for designing and evaluating theory-based complex interventions: an ontology for linking behaviour change techniques to theory
- Health psychology
- Improving communication with the public about antivirals and vaccination during the next pandemic.
- Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE)
- Smoking Toolkit Study
- The REACH Study: Exploring patterns of Retention and Engagement Across specialised Care services of HIV
- The development and evaluation of enhanced audit and feedback interventions to increase the uptake of evidence-based transfusion practice.
- Using a behavioural theory framework to design an intervention to improve implementation of the “Sepsis Six” guidelines.