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Emma is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health based at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Her research focuses on environmental and social influences on health. Emma's interests include work to understand the determinants of health and related behaviours, the evaluation of health interventions, and understanding the impact of access to health services. In particular, she has strong expertise in the field of physical activity, including the application of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology to understand environmental influences on physical activity behaviours.
Emma's interdisciplinary background has given her extensive experience of utilising a broad range of research methods, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, although she has particular knowledge of working with multivariate datasets. Emma teaches on the Research Methods module that is part of the MB BS programme run by Norwich Medical School and she is a guest lecturer on the Sports Psychology degree programme run by School of Education at UEA.
- PhD Environmental Science, 2007, University of East Anglia
- MSc by Research Environmental Science, 2003, University of East Anglia
- BSc (Hons) Geography, 2001, University of Aberdeen
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Understanding help-seeking patterns and the role of voluntary organisations in pathways to care for common and severe mental illness among young people and their carers in diverse rural-urban populations
1/09/21 → 28/02/22
Evaluating the impact of new residential environments on active living and wellbeing: scoping, feasibility and pilot study - RENEW
1/08/13 → 31/01/15
Bowyer, R. C. E., Twohig-Bennett, C., Coombes, E., Wells, P. M., Spector, T. D., Jones, A. P. & Steves, C. J., 20 Mar 2022, In: Science of the Total Environment. 813, 152321.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
Understanding help-seeking patterns for mental health difficulties among young people in rural populationsOduola, S., Coombes, E., Hodgekins, J. & Jones, A., Mar 2022
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Shortt, N., Tunstall, H., Mitchell, R., Coombes, E., Jones, A., Reid, G. & Pearce, J., 1 Mar 2021, In: Tobacco Control. 30, 2, p. 168-176 9 p., 055484.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
A whole family-based physical activity promotion intervention: findings from the families reporting every step to health (FRESH) pilot randomised controlled trialGuagliano, J. M., Armitage, S. M., Brown, H. E., Coombes, E., Fusco, F., Hughes, C., Jones, A., Morton, K. L. & van Sluijs, E. M. F., 22 Sep 2020, In: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17, 120.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Citations (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)
The relationship between living in urban and rural areas of Scotland and children’s physical activity and sedentary levels: A country-wide cross-sectional analysis.McCrorie, P., Mitchell, R., Macdonald, L., Jones, A., Coombes, E., Schipperijn, J. & Ellaway, A., 6 Mar 2020, In: BMC Public Health. 20, 1, 11 p., 304.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile30 Citations (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)