Meet our Post-Doctoral Researchers
Marta M. Marques, PhD
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, ADAPT Centre and Trinity Centre for Practice & Health Care Innovation (TCPHI), Trinity College Dublin, Honorary Research Fellow & Associate for the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London; Research collaborator at CIPER - University of Lisbon
Project: Pers4Change- Development and evaluation of framework to classify features of personalisation and tailoring of complex digital behaviour change interventions
Marta is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She obtained her PhD in Health Psychology from Leiden University (Netherlands), in 2015. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist. Prior to joining the EDGE program, she worked as a research Associate a world leading Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (UK). Her main project was the Human Behaviour Change Project https://www.humanbehaviourchange.org/. Marta remains a collaborator in this project as well as an associate to the Centre. Prior to that, Marta was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). A key project in which Marta is still involved is the H2020 “NoHoW: Evidence-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance” (www.nohow.eu).
At TCD, Marta is developing a project to advance digital health behavioural science by identifying features associated with personalisation of behaviour change interventions. Per4Change will provide a framework to interpret data which will inform the development of tailoring strategies for best practices around the design and implementation of digital health behaviour change solutions, with a focus on older persons with multimorbidity (http://proact2020.eu/)
Marta is a member of the European Health Psychology Society Executive Committee, and has been involved in various expert committees on digital health behaviour change (e.g. WHO B@Healthy B@Mobile for physical activity). Her research focuses on applying health behaviour change theories to develop and evaluate complex digital 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.