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Prof Susan Michie

Prof Susan Michie

Professor of Health Psychology

Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
15th Jan 2002

Research summary

 Susan Michie’s research focuses on behaviour change in relation to health and the environment: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory to intervention development and evaluation, and to evidence synthesis and translation.

Teaching summary

 Co-Director of the MSc in Behaviour Change and responsible for Psychology BSc 2nd and 3rd year options (Health Psychology and Behaviour Change: an Interdisciplinary Approach).


University of Oxford
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1982
University of London
Other higher degree, Master of Philosophy | 1978
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1976


Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS, FBA is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London, UK. (www.ucl.ac.uk/behaviour-change).

Professor Michie’s research focuses on human behaviour change in relation to health and the environment: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory and evidence to intervention and policy development, evaluation and implementation. Her research, collaborating with disciplines such as information science, environmental science, computer science and medicine, covers population, organisational and individual-level interventions. Examples include the Human Behaviour-Change Project (www.humanbehaviourchange.org) and Complex Systems for sustainability and Health www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design/research/research-projects/cussh.

She is an investigator on 15 research projects and has published >550 journal articles and several books, including the Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions.

She is Chair of WHO’s Behavioural Insights and Sciences Technical Advisory Group, participated in the Lancet’s Covid-19 Commission and served as an expert advisor on the UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Group in Emergencies and its Behavioural Science group. She is part of the UK’s Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Sciences, advising the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care. Professor Michie has served as Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Social Sciences Advisory Committee and chaired the Academy of Social Science’s ‘Health of People’ project.


Website:    https://tinyurl.com/susan-michie
Email:        s.michie@ucl.ac.uk          
Twitter:      @SusanMichie
Mastodon: https://fediscience.org/@SusanMichie