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

 Research group and network membership

  • Deputy director of the Centre for Psychological Research 
  • Co-Lead of the Prevention Science Group
  • Member of the Healthy Ageing Network
  • Member of the Children and Young People Network

Research overview

My research explores the psychological factors associated with health behaviours such as alcohol consumption and physical activity. I have expertise in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions across a wide range of domains, including alcohol, sexual consent, e-cigarette use, and physical activity.  I am particularly interested in the social and emotional aspects of health behaviours and how they impact on our mental health and wellbeing. I am part of the Global Drug Survey Core Research Team. 

Current research projects

  • Alcohol and breast cancer communication (funded by Brookes Healthy Ageing and Care Network).
  • Community and Hospital Pharmacists and E-cigarettes (funded by Cancer Research UK).

Global Drug Survey research projects:

  • Impact of changes in alcohol consumption patterns in COVID-19 lockdown for people with and without mental health conditions.
  • Exploring factors associated with drunkenness and regret.
  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on intimate partner violence.