School of Health Sciences
  • Print
 

Image of Emma Adams

Emma Adams

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

Biography

Dr Emma Adams is a Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) Biology (1996) and subsequently obtained an MSc in Physical Activity and Health (2004) and a PhD in Physical Activity and Public Health (2018) from Loughborough University. Emma's PhD focussed on understanding the individual, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing transport-related walking and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of walking interventions in community and workplace settings.

Emma is a mixed methods researcher and her main research interests are in evaluating the implementation and impact of applied health promotion interventions, and translating evidence to inform and improve practice and policy. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, Emma worked as a Senior Researcher at Loughborough University (2004-2020) on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote physical activity and health in workplace, community and healthcare settings. During this time she was involved with leading the evaluation of several national physical activity promotion projects, working closely with external stakeholders from the physical activity, sport and health sectors. This included Well@Work: promoting active and healthy workplaces (2004-2008); Living Streets' Fitter for Walking, Step Up and Walking Works projects (2009-2011); the Workplace Challenge project (2013-2019); and the Clinical Champion's Physical Activity Training programme (part of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme) (2018-2019). Emma also led and taught modules at undergraduate and post graduate level on physical activity and health promotion.

Research Summary

Emma is working on the SCALES (Structured conversations about lifestyle in the emergency setting) project in partnership with the Department for Research and Education for Emergency Medicine, Acute… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

Emma is working on the SCALES (Structured conversations about lifestyle in the emergency setting) project in partnership with the Department for Research and Education for Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Major Trauma (DREEAM) in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559
email: mhssupport@nottingham.ac.uk