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Marta is a Research Associate on the Human Behaviour-Change Project (HBCP). She obtained her PhD in Health Psychology from Leiden University, in 2015. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist. Prior to joining UCL, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon where she collaborated in various projects focusing on the motivational and self-regulation processes underlying health behaviour change and its applications to complex behaviour change interventions (e.g. H2020 funded project “NoHoW: Evidence-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance”), and at the University of Newcastle (project “Formative evaluation of the early phases of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Program”).
Marta is a member of the European Health Psychology Society Executive Committee, Associate Editor of the Health Psychology Bulletin, and co-editor-in-chief of Psychology, Community & Health. Her research focuses on applying health behaviour change theories to develop and evaluate complex interventions targeting a range of health behaviours (e.g. physical activity), in the self-regulation and motivational processes underlying health behaviour change, and methods for the development of the science of behaviour change.