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Dr Liz Norton

  • 01202 967264
  • lnorton at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Bournemouth House B212, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am a member of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Health Sciences and Public Health. I am also a member of the Bournemouth University Health, Wellbeing and Society Research theme. I have course co-ordination responsibilities for the MSc/ Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Public Health. My teaching/learning facilitating responsibilities mainly relate to Public Health, Health and Research units. Research activity is in the field of public health particularly in relation to the role of the Arts in health and wellbeing and the primary prevention of skin cancer. I have a particular interest in research with young people. In terms of research methodology my interests are in qualitative methods and specifically Glaserian grounded theory.


Current funded project: Arts and Health


Journal Articles


  • Norton, E., 2016. A grounded theory study explaining female adolescents' behaviour in the sun. In: British Skin Foundation a Celebration of 20 years of Research Excellence 13 October 2016 The Royal College of Physicians London. Wiley: 12 months, 54.
  • Norton, E., 2015. The Role of Occupational Science in Public health and Wellbeing Practice. In: 3rd International Occupational Science Europe Conference - Health and Wellbeing Through Occupation 3-4 September 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Norton, E., Hemingway, A. and Aarts, C., 2015. A Lifeworld Led Model for Public Health Practice. In: Nordic College of Caring Science & the European Academy of Caring Science 19-20 March 2015 Diakonissestiftelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Hemingway, A., Norton, E., Hutchinson, J. and Fagerberg, I., 2014. What kinds of knowledge are relevant for caring practices? In: Sigma Theta Tau International 16-18 June 2014 Gothenberg, Sweden.
  • Norton, E., 2012. Engaging young women with skin cancer prevention; unexpected learning from a grounded theory study. In: Graffigna, G., Morse, J. and Claudio Bosio, A., eds. 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research. Engaging People in Health Promotion and Well-being 28-30 June 2012 Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 129.
  • Norton, E.A., 2010. Cultural issues and adolescent female behaviour in the sun; findings from a grounded theory study. In: The 8th biennial International Qualitative Research Conference 6-8 September 2010 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Norton, E.A., 2010. Insights into female adolescents’ behaviour in the sun gleaned from exploration of the sun-related experiences of young women in a qualitative, grounded theory study. In: 18th UK Public Health Association Annual Forum: Confronting the Public Health Crisis 24-25 March 2010 Bournemouth International Centre, UK.
  • Norton, E.A., 2009. A grounded theory of female adolescent behaviour in the sun: comfort matters. In: 15th Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference 4-6 October 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Norton, E.A., 2009. The use of reflexivity in a grounded theory study. In: 10th Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference 8-10 October 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Norton, E.A., 2006. Accessing the meanings and experiences of adolescents in research. In: 6th European Qualitative Research Conference in Health and Social Care 4-6 September 2006 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Payne, R. and Norton, E.A., 2002. The Achieve Project. In: International Public Health Nursing Conference: Diversities and Commonalilties: Second International Conference of the Post FIPSE-EU Consortium, 28-31 August 2002 Queens University, Belfast.


  • Norton, E., 2014. European Academy of Caring Science Symposium Public Health Theme- A perspective on the scope of caring science: How the answering the question “what should we be caring about?” contributes to understanding of caring science.. Not applicable. Unpublished.

PhD Students

  • Donna Wixted (6. Just one drink! Exploration of conflict between harm reduction & abstinence in maternity care)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Context and Scope of Public Health, Public Health Management Strategies Unit, Advanced Nursing Practice, Developing a Study proposal, Epidemiology and Infection Unit, Dissertation Unit

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Public Health Unit level 6


  • An exploration of the sun-related behaviour of young women (British Skin Foundation (BSF)/ British Dermatological Nursing Group, 01 Oct 2004). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Birmingham City University, External in reapproval of PG Dip/MPH (2015-)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Co-host/presenter of a public debate about the use of alcohol during pregnancy
  • Session: Faith-based health promotion: opportunities and barriers
  • Lead presenter of research dissemination session: Engaging young women with sunsafety; the learning from a research study


  • PG Certificate Research Degree Supervision in Doctoral Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • PhD in Research (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • MPhil in Research Methodology (University of Southampton, 1997)
  • PG Cert in Education of Adults (Surrey University, 1989)
  • Dip HE in Professional Studies in Nursing (Dorset Institute of Higher Education, 1986)
  • BSc (Hons) in Animal and Plant Ecology (Loughborough University, 1979)


  • Faculty of Public Health, Associate Member (2012-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse (1984-),
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member (1981-),
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