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Dr Nicola Davinson

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Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology

I am Chartered Occupational Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

My research interests include health and wellbeing in the workplace, workspace design, and health behaviour change initiatives.

Teaching and supervision

I teach several undergraduate and postgraduate modules, mainly focused on my expertise in occupational psychology, behaviour change, and social psychology. I am module leader for:

  • PSY247 Everyday Motivations and Biases (Level 5)
  • PSY373 Health Psychology and Behaviour Change (Level 6)
  • PSY335 Occupational Psychology (Level 6)
  • PSYM66 Everyday Motivations and Biases (Level 7)
  • PSYM98 Organisational Psychology (Level 7)

I also supervise PhD students, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.

Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in supervising research students in all areas of occupational psychology and also in the application of behaviour change paradigms to health-related behaviours.


My research has focused on the application of behaviour change techniques to promote more positive behaviours across several domains (eg health, environmental, or online behaviours).

I also conduct research and consultancy projects in the area of occupational psychology, such as evaluations, recruitment and selection strategies, health and wellbeing assessments, and promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Number of items: 6.


Dent, Elizabeth, Davinson, Nicola and Wilkie, Stephanie (2021) The impact of gastrointestinal conditions on psychosocial factors associated with the biopsychosocial model of health: A scoping review. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing, 14 (2). pp. 626-644. ISSN 1758-0854

Wilkie, Stephanie and Davinson, Nicola (2021) The impact of nature-based interventions on public health: a review using pathways, mechanisms and behaviour change techniques from environmental social science and health behaviour change. Journal of the British Academy, 9s7. pp. 33-61. ISSN 2052-7217

Armstrong-Moore, Roxanne, Davinson, Nicola, Haighton, Katie and Ling, Jonathan (2018) Interventions to reduce the negative effects of alcohol consumption in older adults: A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 18. p. 302. ISSN 1471-2458

Davinson, Nicola and Sillence, E (2014) Using the health belief model to explore users' perceptions of `being safe and secure' in the world of technology mediated financial transactions. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 72 (2). pp. 154-168. ISSN 1071-5819

Davinson, Nicola and Sillence, Elizabeth (2010) It won't happen to me: Promoting secure behaviour among internet users. Computers in Human Behavior, 26 (6). pp. 1739-1747. ISSN 0747-5632

Conference or Workshop Item

Davinson, Nicola, Briggs, D and Aziz, P (2010) Security survival task: comparing users and experts perceptions of risk. In: 1st International Crime Conference, 2010, London, UK. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Sat Jul 20 06:19:21 2024 BST.

Last updated 28 February 2024