Special Interest Groups

The EHPS provide many outlets for collaborations based on joint interests

Open Science

The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Open Science Special Interest Group (SIG) was established in late December 2019, and in collaboration with the EHPS and other international organisations, we aim to:

Bring together health psychologists interested in Open Science behaviours

Share best practices/innovations in Open Science to health psychologists

Provide guidance and/or training on Open Science

Promote the role of health psychology for improving Open Science across disciplines

Liaise with organisations which promote Open Science

Encourage and reward replication and reproducibility within health psychology

Actions already made by this SIG

Organised a range of webinars and EHPS conference events on Open Science training and research, available on YouTube

Established an Annual Early Career Open Science Award

Run a project on Open Science research priorities in Health Psychology, funded by an EHPS SIG grant

Established an active SIG group of over 60 EHPS members

Developed a termly newsletter promoting Open Science developments, training and research

Established a sharing SIG news and Open Science opportunities, training and research

Open Science SIG Committee


Dr Elaine Toomey



Dr Emma Norris

United Kingdom


Dr James Reynolds

United Kingdom

Social Media Lead

Dr Chris Noone



Dr James Green



Dr Alexandra Dima



Dr Sean Patrick Grant

United States


Dr Keegan Knittle



Matti Heino



Dr Joanna Brooks

United Kingdom


Dr Charlotte Pennington

United Kingdom

Newsletter Rep

Tugce Varol


Existing Open Science training:

Primers of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN)

Centre for Open Science: Preregistration

PaPOR TraIL – Principles and Practices of Open Research

NUI Galway Open Science and Scholarship resources

Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training

Intro to Open Science:

Kathawalla, U-K., Silverstein, P., & Syed, M. (2021). Easing into open science: A guide for graduate students and their advisors. Collabra Psychology, 7(1).

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251).

ReproducibiliTea Introductory Reading List.

Open Science in Health Psychology & related fields:

Hagger, M. S. (2019). Embracing open science and transparency in health psychology. Health Psychology Review.

Norris, E., He, Y., Loh, R., West, R. & Michie, S. (2021). Assessing markers of reproducibility and transparency in smoking behaviour change intervention evaluations. Journal of Smoking Cessation

Shaw, R.L., Bishop, F.L., Horwood, J., Chilcot, J. & Arden, M.A. (2019). Enhancing the quality and transparency of qualitative research methods in health psychology. British Journal of Health Psychology, 24, 739-745.

Kwasnicka D, Ten Hoor GA, van Dongen A, Gruszczyńska E, Hagger MS, Hamilton K, Hankonen N, Heino MTJ, Kotzur M, Noone C, Rothman AJ, Toomey E, Warner LM, Kok G, Peters GJ, Luszczynska A. Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society. Health Psychol Rev. 2020 Nov 19:1-17.

Zečević, K., Houghton, C., Noone, C., Lee, H., Matvienko-Sikar, K., & Toomey, E. (2020). Exploring factors that influence the practice of Open Science by early career health researchers: a mixed methods study. HRB Open Research, 3.

Norris, E. & O’Connor, D. (2019). Science as behaviour: Using a behaviour change approach to increase uptake of open science. Psychology & Health.

O’Connor, D. B. (2020). The future of health behaviour change interventions: Opportunities for open science and personality research. Health Psychology Review, 14(1), 176-181.

Open Science in Health Psychology & related fields:

Norris, E., Prescott, A., Noone, C., Green, J., Reynolds, J., Grant, S. & Toomey, E. (2022). Establishing Open Science Research Priorities in Health Psychology: a research prioritisation Delphi exercise.