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. Since 2014, Emily has been the Postgraduate Research Director within Clinical Psychology and Programme Director for the PhD and Masters by Research programmes in Clinical Psychology.

Postgraduate teaching

Emily teaches Psychological Research Methods: Data Management and Analysis on the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Emily’s current research interests include the role of emotion and emotion regulation in the development of disordered eating styles and behaviours, promotion of healthy eating behaviour and Internet offending.

Research activity

Emily is currently working on a Wellcome Trust funded project looking at the effect of gender threat on food choice, in collaboration with Dr Kasia Banas, University of Edinburgh. She is also working on a Sexualised Child Modelling project alongside Dr Ethel Quayle, University of Edinburgh and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

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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