Emma Norris



PhD University College London (2014 onwards); MSc Health Psychology – University College London (2011-2012); BSc Psychology – Brunel University (2006-2010)


MRes, MSc, BSc

Work History:

I have worked on various research projects investigating a range of health behaviours, including physical activity in children, HPV vaccination in young adults, smoking cessation and nutritional labelling.

Current Job:

PhD Student in Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London


University College London

My Interview

Me and my work

My research examines interests are multidisciplinary, combining the areas of health psychology, public health and education. Currently, I am using Behaviour Change theory to develop interventions to increase child physical activity.

Typical day

The great thing about research is that every day is different! I might be at schools collecting data, analysing data, giving a departmental or conference talk, tutoring school pupils or catching up on reading and writing papers.

What topics do you work on?

I investigate a range of public health-related topics, with my PhD focusing on improving physical activity in children and activity’s relationship to educational outcomes.

What methods do you use?

Interventions, systematic reviews, questionnaires, focus groups, interviews

Who was your favourite teacher?

My Sixth Form Psychology teacher! She opened my eyes to the breadth of the discipline and how it relates to each and every one of us.