Andrew Steptoe, PhD

Andrew Steptoe is Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology and Head of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health at University College London (UCL). He was appointed to UCL in 2000, became deputy head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in 2005 and subsequently head of department, and was director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care from 2011 to 2017. Professor Steptoe is a past president of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Psychological Society, Academia Europaea, and Academy of Social Sciences. He was founding editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology; an associate editor at numerous journals, including the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, among others; and is on the editorial boards of seven other journals. Professor Steptoe directs the Psychobiology Group and leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).