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Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL

Susan Michie, FMedSci, FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (

Professor Michie’s research focuses on behaviour change in relation to health and sustainability: how to understand it theoretically and apply theory and new methods to intervention development, evaluation and implementation. She has developed innovative methods for characterising and reporting interventions and for synthesising evidence about the effectiveness of complex interventions, working across disciplines such as information science, environmental science, computer science and medicine. The Human Behavior Change Project ( builds on this work.

Her research covers population, organisational and individual level interventions, including digital interventions. She has served as an expert advisor to the UK Department of Health and as an organisational consultant to health service organisations, is Chair of the UK Food Standard Agency’s Social Sciences Advisory Committee and chaired the Academy of Social Science’s ‘Health of People’ project. She holds >25 research grants and has published >500 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Twitter: @SusanMichie


  • 2003–2018
    Professsor, University College London


Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Fellow of the European Health Psychology Societey, Fellow of the British Psychological Society