Eleni is a Health Psychologist whose research background and interests are focussed on the effectiveness of population and individual-level interventions for changing health-related behaviours. As a Research Associate in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit she is evaluating the use of standing desks within the workplace for increasing energy expenditure, as well as the impact of portion size packaging on food and drink consumption.
Eleni completed her undergraduate studies at University College London, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She subsequently completed a research internship in computational neuroscience at the City University of New York, USA and obtained practical experience in the field of mental health while working as a psychology intern at the Aegenition Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Athens, in Greece. After an MSc in Health Psychology at University College London, she completed a PhD in Health Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, awarded in 2013. Her thesis was on the use of financial incentives for changing health-related behaviours, with a particular focus on their effectiveness in achieving sustained health-behaviour change and their potential to adversely affect the quality of people’s decisions to engage in incentivised behaviours.
- Mantzari, E, Hollands, GJ, Pechey, R, Jebb, S & Marteau TMM (2015). Impact of bottle size on in-home consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages: Protocol for a feasibility and acceptability study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 1:41.
- Marteau, TMM & Mantzari, E (2015). Public Health: The case of Pay to Quit. Nature 523, 40–41.
- Mantzari E, Vogt F, Shemilt I, Wei Y, Higgins J, MarteauTM. (2015) Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviours: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventative Medicine, 75, 75–85.
- Ierfino D, Mantzari E, Hirst J, Jones T, Aveyard P, Marteau TMM (2015). Financial incentives for smoking cessation in pregnancy: a single arm intervention study assessing cessation and gaming. Addiction, 110(4):680-8.
- Mantzari E, Vogt F, Marteau TM (2014). Using financial incentives to increase initial uptake and completion of HPV vaccinations: a randomised controlled trial. Health Psychology, Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000088.
- Mantzari, E, Vogt F, Marteau TM (2014). Does incentivising pill-taking ‘crowd-out’ risk-information processing? Evidence from a web-based experiment. Social Science & Medicine 106, 75-82, doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.020.
- Mantzari E, Vogt F, Marteau TM. (2012). Using financial incentives to increase initial uptake and completion of HPV vaccinations: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 12:301 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-301
- Mantzari E, Vogt F, Marteau TM (2012). The effectiveness of financial incentives for smoking cessation during pregnancy: is it from being paid or from the extra aid BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12:24 doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-24