Emily Newman

Lecturer in Psychology


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 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 (2014 to 2018), and Programme Director for the Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme (2018 to 2021). 

Postgraduate teaching

Emily teaches Biological Psychology on the MSc Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) programme. 

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Research summary

Emily’s research interests are disordered eating and body image in the general population, 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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