Dr Hilary Norman

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email H.Norman (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Hilary Norman

I joined Goldsmiths as a lecturer in October 2022. My research is concerned with self-harm, and its relationship with how we experience and deal with emotions. Recently I have been researching suicide in public places, with a view to informing preventative measures. I use quantitative and qualitative techniques to explore these research areas.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD 2021

Teaching and Supervision

I supervise third year undergraduate projects and MSC dissertations. I am particularly interested in supervising qualitative MSC projects.

I also organise the Psychology Department Seminar Series https://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/dept-seminar-series/. If you would be interested in giving a seminar on your research, please get in touch.

Publications and research outputs


Norman, Hilary; Marzano, Lisa; Winter, Rachel; Crivatu, Ioana; Mackenzie, Jay-Marie and Marsh, Ian. 2023. Factors prompting and deterring suicides on the roads. BJPsych Open, 9(3), e71. ISSN 2056-4724

Marzano, Lisa; Norman, Hilary; Sohal, Baljit; Hawton, Keith and Mann, Richard. 2023. Police-led real-time surveillance system for suspected suicides in Great Britain. BMJ Mental Health, 26(1), e300643. ISSN 2755-9734

Norman, Hilary; Marzano, Lisa; Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark. 2023. “I can’t describe it and they can’t see the rain.” an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-harm in young adults who report difficulties identifying and describing their feelings. Current Psychology, 42(12), pp. 10151-10162. ISSN 1046-1310

Norman, Hilary; Marzano, Lisa; Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark. 2023. The relationship between alexithymia and self-harm: The mediating role of mindfulness. Current Psychology, 42(2), pp. 1516-1528. ISSN 1046-1310

Norman, Hilary; Marzano, Lisa; Oskis, Andrea and Coulson, Mark. 2022. “My Heart and My Brain Is What's Bleeding, These Are Just Cuts.” An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Young Women's Experiences of Self-Harm. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 914109. ISSN 1664-0640

Norman, Hilary; Oskis, Andrea; Marzano, Lisa and Coulson, Mark. 2020. The relationship between self‐harm and alexithymia: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 61(6), pp. 855-876. ISSN 0036-5564

Norman, Hilary; Marzano, Lisa; Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea. 2019. Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on alexithymia: a systematic review. Evidence Based Mental Health, 22(1), pp. 36-43. ISSN 1362-0347

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