Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care

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 (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, including three addressing behaviour and the Covid-19 pandemic. She has published >500 journal articles and several books, including the Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions.

She serves as an expert advisor on the UK’s Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behavioural Science (Covid-19), the Lancet’s Covid-19 Commission and a member of the UK’s Independent SAGE. She serves on WHO’s Behavioural Insights and Sciences Technical Advisory Group, is Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Advisory Committee for Social Sciences, is part of NIHR’s Behavioural Science Policy Research Unit, led UCL’s membership of NIHR’s School of Public Health Research 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