Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Emma Brown

Dr Emma Brown

Biography

Emma is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and started in post as a Lecturer in Psychology at LJMU in August 2018. Emma teaches across a range of psychological areas, though primarily in health psychology and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Emma is interested in psychological intervention and behaviour change including: addiction, medication adherence, and health professional training and delivery, working with external collaborators to address these interests. Prior to this appointment, she completed a Senior Research Associate position at the University of East Anglia identifying the content of smoking cessation advice delivered in Primary Care. She gained her PhD from the University of Manchester which explored “the role of self-incentives in behaviour change”. Outside of academia, Emma has worked as a Research Manager for Breaking Free Online, as a Stop Smoking Advisor within the NHS, and as a Research Assistant and Wellbeing Mentor within Health Promotion.

Degrees

2017, University of Manchester, UK, PhD Psychology
2012, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, MSc Health Psychology
2010, University of Central Lancashire, UK, BSc Neuropsychology

Publications

Journal article

Brown EM, Smith DM, Armitage CJ. 2018. Self-Incentives Uniquely Boost Cessation in Community-Based Stop Smoking Programs: Randomized Controlled Trial Annals of Behavioral Medicine, >DOI

Brown EM, Smith DM, Epton T, Armitage CJ. 2018. Do Self-Incentives and Self-Rewards Change Behavior? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Behavior Therapy, 49 :113-123 >DOI

Dugdale S, Ward J, Elison-Davies S, Davies G, Brown E. Breaking Free from Smoking: A Novel Digital Smoking Cessation Intervention for Offenders in UK Prisons Journal of Smoking Cessation, :1-12 >DOI

Conference publication

Brown EM, Newson LM. The Impact of Media Influences on Body Image Satisfaction and Importance in Relation to Gender and Age 2nd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference

Brown EM, Smith DM, Armitage CJ. The Role of Self-Incentives in Smoking Cessation. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference

Brown EM, Smith DM, Armitage CJ. The Role of Self-Incentives in Smoking Cessation. Psychology4Graduates Conference

Brown EM, Smith DM, Epton T, Armitage CJ. Do Self-Incentives and Self-Rewards Change Behavior? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 11th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (UKSBM)

Brown EM, Smith DM, Armitage CJ. A Randomised Controlled Trial of Self-Rewards to Boost Cessation in Community Based Stop Smoking Services. European Health Psychology Society Conference (EHPS)

Brown EM, Smith DM, Armitage CJ. Evidence that self-rewards boost cessation in community-based stop smoking services: A randomised controlled trial. Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco - Europe (SRNT-E)

Brown EM, Sutton S, Lorencatto F, Coleman T, Prevost AT, Naughton F. Smoking Cessation Advice in Primary Care: What Does it Comprise of and Does it Make a Difference? 13th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting

Engagement & Impact

Membership of professional bodies:

Full Member, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology

Full member, Society for the Study of Addiction

Full member, UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Chartered member, British Psychology Society

Other Professional Activity:

Committee member for the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Early Career Network