Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Dr Emily Power


Research interests

  • Campaign and community health promotion evaluation
  • interventions to improve uptake of bowel cancer screening
  • socio-economic and ethnic disparities in health behaviour

Current research

Emily's current role at Cancer Research UK (CRUK) involves driving excellence in the evaluation and testing of CRUK's cancer prevention and early diagnosis activities and communications, keeping abreast of the published literature in the behavioural science field relevant to cancer prevention and early diagnosis, and disseminating the findings within the charity and beyond. Together these activities are used to help CRUK take an evidence-based approach to improving the effectiveness of future cancer prevention and early diagnosis activities.  



04/2012 - present: Health Evaluation Manager, Cancer Research UK
04/2011 - 04/2012: Health Information Manager, Cancer Research UK (maternity cover)
08/2009 - 04/2011: Senior Health Evaluation Officer, Cancer Research UK
09/2008-08/2009: Research Associate, Health Behaviour Research Centre
2005-2009: PhD student, Health Behaviour Research Centre
2005-2008: Independent consultant for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
2004-2005: Guidelines Research Associate, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)


09/2005 - 03/2009: PhD in Health Psychology: Determinants of participation in colorectal cancer screening. Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
09/2003 - 09/2004: MSc Health Psychology: University College London and The Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
09/2000 - 06/2003: BSc Psychology and Health Sciences, University of Liverpool


Emily's publications on ResearchGate