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Dr Emma Norris

Dr Emma Norris
Lecturer in Public Health

Mary Seacole Open Plan Office


Dr Emma Norris is a Lecturer in Public Health; part of the Department of Health Sciences. Emma 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. Emma is also an advocate for Open Science, interested in designing behaviour change interventions to facilitate Open Science behaviours in researchers. Before joining Brunel, Emma 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 is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Emma is Co-Chair of the European Health Psychology Society’s Open Science Special Interest Group, a member of the British Psychological Society’s Research Board and Conference Organiser of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network. Emma is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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).


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

Co-Chair of Health Behaviour Change Research Group

Divisional Admissions Lead

Newest selected publications

Milner, A., Nielsen, R. and Norris, E. (2021) 'Brexit and European doctors’ decisions to leave the United Kingdom: a qualitative analysis of free-text questionnaire comments'. BMC Health Services Research. pp. 1 - 19. ISSN: 1472-6963 Open Access Link

Journal article

Norris, E., He, Y., Loh, R., West, R. and Michie, S. (2021) 'Assessing Markers of Reproducibility and Transparency in Smoking Behaviour Change Intervention Evaluations'. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2021. pp. 1 - 12.Open Access Link

Journal article

Michie, S., West, R., Finnerty, AN., Norris, E., Wright, AJ., Marques, MM., et al. (2021) 'Representation of behaviour change interventions and their evaluation: Development of the Upper Level of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology'. Wellcome Open Research, 5. pp. 123 - 123. ISSN: 2398-502X

Journal article

van Steen, T., Norris, E., Atha, K. and Joinson, A. (2020) 'What (if any) behaviour change techniques do government-led cybersecurity awareness campaigns use?'. Journal of Cybersecurity, 6 (1). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 2057-2085 Open Access Link

Journal article

Norris, E., Marques, MM., Finnerty, AN., Wright, AJ., West, R., Hastings, J., et al. (2020) 'Development of an Intervention Setting Ontology for behaviour change: Specifying where interventions take place'. Wellcome Open Research, 5 (124). pp. 124 - 124. ISSN: 2398-502X Open Access Link

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