Professor Emily Oliver
Professor of Behavioural Sciences, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University
Emily joined Newcastle University’s Population Health Sciences Institute in August 2022. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. She is currently the lead for Fuse’s Public Mental Health Programme and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Her research takes the form of two inter-related strands:
First, how motivation is sustained and strengthened during crises. This includes understanding how and why people cope differently, with a focus on mental health outcomes.
Second, translating these ideas to design equitable interventions and policies to support health and wellbeing. Here I focus on physical activity and broader community-led approaches to engage those excluded from standard services.
She has a particular interest in research development and training, serving in her previous role at Durham University as Director of Research and Director of Postgraduates. She holds an Honorary Chair at Durham and supervises a number of postgraduate students across both institutions. She is keen to hear from potential postgraduate applicants wishing to work in the areas above.