Professor of Behavioural Science
BA, MSc, PhD, MSc, C Psychol
Stephen Sutton is Professor of Behavioural Science in the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, and Director of Research and Head of the Behavioural Science Group in the Primary Care Unit. He also holds several visiting professorships at UK and European universities. He studied social psychology at the London School of Economics and computer science at City University. He received his PhD from the University of London in 1981 for research on the effects of fear appeals. Before moving to Cambridge in 2001, he held posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and University College London.
His research programme focuses on the development and evaluation of theory-based behaviour change interventions for smoking cessation, physical activity, diet and medication adherence, using both face-to-face and ‘distance’ approaches such as electronic monitoring and feedback,tailored text messaging, and smartphone apps.
For recent publications, see Behavioural Science Group