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
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
Michie, S., West, R., Finnerty, AN., Norris, E., Wright, AJ., Marques, MM., (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: 2398-502Xet al.
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
Norris, E., Marques, MM., Finnerty, AN., Wright, AJ., West, R., Hastings, J., (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 Linket al.