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At Studio Health our expertise combines health psychology, health literacy and communication practices to deliver solutions that optimise communication and improve health outcomes. We are exceedingly proud to work with an unrivalled network of academics, healthcare practitioners, designers and researchers.

Our Story

Studio Health’s very first health literacy project was back in 2009 – launching a Speaking Book about medicines safety in Senegal and Uganda. It touched our heads and hearts and we’ve been pursuing projects to help people understand health information ever since.

Read the full case study here.

Our work has stayed international (we’ve visited pharmacies in Kazakhstan; talked public health in Addis Ababa; engaged nurses in Seoul). Although more recently we’ve been working closer to home in the UK, mainland Europe and the US too. Throughout we’ve stayed focused on programmes and strategies to make conversations about health, well, healthier. We look ways in which communication can drive behaviour change, optimise medicines taking and break down barriers to health service access and use.

A team that delivers

We keep the evidence base at the heart of what we do, but recognise that the science of implementation can be just as tricky as the theory. Fortunately, we like a challenge and we’ve got an unparalleled address book of friends and contacts, so we can build teams to deliver projects. We believe in the old African proverb: if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.

Studio Health was founded and is run by Candida Halton. She brings an unusual mix of subject matter evangelism, agency experience, academic rigour, enthusiasm, pedantry and plain old hard work.

Candida has an MSc in Health Psychology and is a visiting lecturer and researcher at University of Westminster.

Our Experts

Prof. Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH

Prof. Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

  • Study of cognitive, psychosocial and health system factors that affect a person’s ability to successfully manage their health
  • The design of practical, scalable interventions to help individuals and families to access, understand and use health information
Ass. Prof. Stacy Cooper Bailey, PhD, MPH

Ass. Prof. Stacy Cooper Bailey, PhD, MPH

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

  • Definition and measurement of health literacy and its associations with health outcomes
  • Testing of intervention strategies to help individuals promote, protect and manage their health including medication safety and adherence
Gregory Duncan, MPH

Gregory Duncan, MPH

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

  • Health literacy and community pharmacy
  • Use of digital and e-learning resources to improve health literacy
  • Health communication and Teach-back in telephone health interventions
Dr. Tina Cartwright

Dr. Tina Cartwright

Reader, University of Westminster Social Sciences

  • Study of Psychobiology and Health Psychology
  • Research on management of long term conditions and understanding the patient experience
  • Current research on wellbeing in patients and the wider population


At Studio Health we believe we are better together. Our work and the impact it has is crafted through the established and meaningful partnerships we have with our collaborators.

These include: