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Dr Emma Norris
Senior Lecturer in Public Health

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Dr Emma Norris is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health, within the Department of Health Sciences and Co-Chair of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group.

Dr Norris is a researcher in behaviour change and health psychology, exploring evidence synthesis of behaviour change interventions, as well as development and assessment of physical activity, smoking cessation and digital interventions. Before joining Brunel, Dr Norris was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London working on the Human Behaviour-Change Project: synthesising published literature on behaviour change using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Dr Norris' PhD tested Virtual Field Trips as physically active lesson interventions for primary-school children.

Dr Norris is also an advocate for Open Science. She established and Chairs Brunel's Open Research Working Group and is Brunel's UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) Local Network Lead. She is also interested in designing behaviour change interventions to facilitate Open Science behaviours in researchers.

Dr Norris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is Co-Chair of the European Health Psychology Society’s Open Science Special Interest Group. Emma sits on the Editorial Board for BMC Public Health & Cogent Psychology.

Follow Dr Norris' research and updates on Twitter: @EJ_Norris


PhD, University College London (2017): Virtual Field Trips as physically active lessons for children.

MSc Health Psychology, University College London (2012).

BSc Psychology, Brunel University (2010).


Course Director of MSc Public Health & Behaviour Change (online)

Chair of Brunel Open Research Working Group; UK Reproducibility Network Local Network Lead

Co-Chair of Health Behaviour Change Research Group

Divisional Admissions Lead & Academic Misconducts Co-Lead

Newest selected publications

Branney, P., Brooks, J., Kilby, L., Newman, KL., Norris, E., Pownall, M., et al. (2023) 'Three Steps to Open Science for Qualitative Research in Psychology'. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 0 (4). pp. 1 - 29.Open Access Link

Journal article

Norris, E., Prescott, A., Noone, C., Green, JA., Reynolds, J., Grant, SP. and et al. (2022) 'Establishing open science research priorities in health psychology: a research prioritisation Delphi exercise'. Psychology and Health: an international journal, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 0887-0446 Open Access Link

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Norris, E., Sulevani, I., Finnerty, AN. and Castro, O. (2022) 'Assessing Open Science practices in physical activity behaviour change intervention evaluations'. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 8 (2). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 2055-7647 Open Access Link

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Jackson, S., Brown, J., Norris, E., Livingstone-Banks, J., Hayes, E. and Lindson, N. (2022) 'Mindfulness for smoking cessation (Review)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2022 (4). pp. 1 - 96. ISSN: 1465-1858 Open Access Link

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