Emily Newman

Lecturer, Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) Director


Emily Newman graduated with a BSc in Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology from the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds. In 2006, Emily was appointed to lecture in research methodology and statistics on the Clinical Psychology doctorate programme at University of Edinburgh. Emily was previously the Postgraduate Research Director within Clinical Psychology and Programme Director for the PhD and Masters by Research programmes in Clinical Psychology. She is now Programme Director for the Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme. 

Postgraduate teaching

Emily teaches Psychological Research Methods: Data Management and Analysis on the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme. Before this, she taught research methods and statistics on the Clinical Psychology doctorate. 

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Research summary

Emily’s research interests include disordered eating and body image, and how these are affected by social media, and internet offending. 

Research activity

Emily has recently completed a Wellcome Trust funded project looking at the effect of gender threat on food choice, in collaboration with Dr Kasia Banas, University of Edinburgh, and an NSPCC funded project looking at deterrents of viewing online images of child abuse. 

In addition, Emily supervises postgraduate and undergraduate projects looking at emotion regulation in disordered eating behaviours, the characteristics of online offenders and the promotion of healthy eating through attention bias modification. 

Research themes

  • Eating behaviours and disorders
  • Sexual offending

Research groups

  • Health Conditions and Behaviours
  • Forensic Psychology

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