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 G06

My research expertise is in the field of health psychology and has a particular focus on applying theories and using systematic methods to develop behaviour change interventions. I am interested in the social and emotional aspects of health behaviours such as drinking alcohol, smoking, diet and physical activity, and how these behaviours impact on 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 health warning labels: benefits and challenges (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).