Staff Profiles

Dr Emma L Davies

BSc, MSc, PGDip PhD, PCTHE, FHEA, CPsychol

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Emma Davies

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 484056


Location: Sinclair SNC 405

My research explores the psychological factors associated with alcohol consumption and I have expertise in developing interventions to target a wide variety of behaviours.  I am interested in the social and emotional aspects of many healthy and risky behaviours such as drinking alcohol, smoking, diet and physical activity, and in how these behaviours impact on our mental health and wellbeing. 

Current research projects:

  • Knowledge, attitudes and current practice of health professionals regarding the use of e-cigarettes and other smoking cessation interventions in cancer survivors (funded by Cancer Research UK).
  • Improving safety through better awareness: exploring students’ thoughts and attitudes towards harassment, sexual violence and reporting mechanisms (funded by HEFCE).
  • Teachers views about Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) in Schools (funded by Oxford Brookes).
  • Alcohol and cannabis health information labels (with Global Drug Survey).
  • 'Sober-raving': Perceptions and experiences of alcohol free music and dance events (with Birmingham City University, University of Northampton & Orbero University, Sweden).