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Alice Davis

Alice is a Research Psychologist working in the Ergonomics and Human Factors Section of our Research Division. She has over 6 years’ experience in occupational and environmental research and consultancy projects, providing both psychological knowledge and application of psychological methods. Amongst other areas, Alice has worked in knowledge transfer in the workplace, return to work after cancer, stress and psychosocial issues at work and ageing in the workplace.  

Through working on projects in these and other areas, she has experience of using many different research methodologies. In particular, these have included, but are not limited to, literature and systematic reviews, surveys, case studies, interviews, focus groups, Delphi Polls, stakeholder engagement and intervention evaluation. 

Contact Details:


  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Distinction)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Committee and Society Memberships:

  • Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Research Interests:

Alice’s research interests lie in the area of occupational health psychology, including the following topics:

  • Health and Work
  • Wellbeing and Work
  • Healthy Ageing and Retirement
  • Behaviour and Work

Selected Publications:

Cowie, H., Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Steinle, S., Reis, S., Dixon, K., Morris, G., and Hurley, F. (2015). Air Quality, Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour. IOM Report 601-00119. Edinburgh: Institute of Occupational Medicine.

Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Cowie, H., Dixon, K., Graveling, R., Belin, A., and Dupont, C. (2016). The ageing workforce: implications for occupational safety and health: a research review. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Report.

Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Minhat, H., and Baharudin, M.R. (2017). Healthy workplaces in Europe and Malaysia. In: Flynn, M., Chiva, A., Li, Y., and Parry, E. ed. Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West. Emerald Publishing Limited. 

Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Sleeuwenhoek, A., Dixon, K., McElvenny, D., Munir, F., McDermott, H., and Donaldson-Feilder E. (2017). Return to Work After Cancer: Safety and Health Considerations. IOSH Report.

Crawford, J. O., Davis, A., Walker, G., Cowie, H., and Ritchie, P. (2016). Evaluation of knowledge transfer for occupational safety and health in an organizational context: development of an evaluation framework. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 14(1), 7-21.

Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Walker, G., Cowie, H., and Ritchie, P. (2016). The use of knowledge in occupational safety and health; from knowledge creation to employee use. In: Dingwall, R. and Field, K. ed. Health and Safety in a Changing World. Routledge: Taylor and Francis.

Crawford, J.O., Davis, A., Walker, G., Cowie, H., and Ritchie, P. (2016). Knowledge Transfer in Occupational Safety and Health: The Influence of Practitioner Skills. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Eds P Waterson, E Hubbard, R Sims.  CIEHF, Loughborough. Pp 242-247.

Davis, A., Crawford, J.O., Sleeuwenhoek, A., McDermott, H., Donaldson-Feilder, E., McElvenny, D., and Munir, F. (2016). Return to Work after Cancer: Development of Guidance for Safety and Health Based on Case Study Research. 12th EAOHP Conference: Occupational Health Psychology in Times of Change: Society and the Workplace, Pp 182.

Winski, T., Graveling, R., Davis, A., and Jabbar, K. (2017). How are you using your smartphone or tablet? An observational tool. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Eds R Charles, J, Wilkinson. CIEHF. Pp 350-355.