Emma Bird University of the West of England, UK
Emma Bird is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. Emma obtained a BSc in Psychology (University of Liverpool, 2008) and was awarded an MSc in Health Psychology, with Distinction, from UWE in 2010. Emma joined the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at UWE in 2010 as a researcher and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 2014.
Emma's research interests are wide-ranging, although she is particularly interested in how the environment may influence health behaviour and health behaviour change. Recent and current research projects include:
iConnect (Impact of COnstructing Non-motorised Networks and Evaluating Changes in Travel) - A UK-wide project examining the impact of newly constructed infrastructure on walking and cycling, overall physical activity and carbon emissions (www.iconnect.ac.uk);
CARS (Coroners' records for Action on Road Safety) - An examination of coroners' records to better understand the factors involved in fatal road traffic collisions among young people;
Bristol Girls Dance Project - A cluster-randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11-12 your old girls (www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/).
Facts4Life - A controlled evaluation of a school-based health education intervention with pre-adolescent children.
Emma contributes to teaching across the University, including MSc Public Health and BSc/PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes. She leads two modules: Health Promotion (MSc Public Health) and Principles of Evidence Based Public Health (SCPHN).
Emma is a professional member of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.