Professor Susan Michie

Professor Susan Michie is Professor of Health Psychology at the University College London, UK. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society.

She leads UCL’s Health Psychology Research Group studying behaviour change in relation to health: how to understand it theoretically and how to develop more effective interventions. Her work develops methods to advance the study of behaviour change e.g. for specifying the content and theoretical underpinning of interventions and for synthesising evidence. This is conducted in the domains of professional practice and implementation, and risky and preventive behaviours amongst patients and the general population.

Professor Michie is Co-Director of the UK’s National Health Service’s Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and was a consultant to the Department of Health advising on public health policy and practice, 2004-2010. She is a member of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee of NICE (National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence), and of its Implementation Strategy Group. She is on several international advisory boards, including Knowledge Translation Canada and the Implementation Research Institute, USA.

She chairs the Behaviour and Communications Group of the UK Government’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee. Her editorial work includes Associate Editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Implementation Science and British Journal of Health Psychology and Editorial Boards of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being and Health Psychology Review.

She holds over 20 research grants and has published 180 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Implementation and the Science of Behaviour Change (PDF 942KB)