Dr Steven Watson

Senior Research Associate

Research Interests

I am interested in a number of different influences on decision making, and enjoy taking multi-disciplinary approaches. I am also interested in methods of research synthesis and meta-analysis. Current and past projects have explored the following topic areas:

How preferences can be revealed through our use of language.

Non-verbal signals and non-conscious processing in trust judgements.

Unlawful online file sharing and the reasons so many people are so willing to break the law in this way.

Adherence to medicines in chronic illness.

The effects of pre-natal androgen exposure on sexual dimorphism and aggression.

Optimising medication administration to children in hospital
Serrano Santos, J.M., Williams, S., Kavanagh, D., Watson, S.J., Hudson, A. 5/12/2017

The Manipulative Presentation Techniques of Controlling and Coercive Offenders
Watson, S.J., Luther, K., Jackson, J., Taylor, P.J., Alison, L. 25/07/2017

Why do people file share unlawfully?: a systematic review, meta-analysis and panel study
Fleming, P., Watson, S.J., Patouris, E., Bartholomew, K.J., Zizzo, D.J. 07/2017 In: Computers in Human Behavior. 72, p. 535-548. 14 p.
Journal article

Risk, benefit and moderators of the affect heuristic in a widespread unlawful activity: evidence from a survey of unlawful file sharing behavior
Watson, S.J., Zizzo, D., Fleming, P. 06/2017 In: Risk Analysis. 37, 6, p. 1146-1156. 11 p.
Journal article

Identifying insider attacks through language change in an immersive police operations simulation
Watson, S.J., Taylor, P.J., Conchie, S.M., Memole-Doodson, J.T., Jolley, D.R. 29/05/2017

Utilising motion capture technology to identify trusted testimony in military encounters
Watson, S.J., Conchie, S.M., Taylor, P.J., Poppe, R. 2/11/2016

The feasibility of determining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medication organisation devices compared with usual care for older people in a community setting: systematic review, stakeholder focus groups and feasibility randomised controlled trial
Bhattacharya, D., Aldus, C., Barton, G., Bond, C., Boonyaprapa, S., Charles, I., Fleetcroft, R., Holland, R., Jerosch-Herold, C., Salter, C., Shepstone, L., Walton, C., Watson, S.J., Wright, D. 7/07/2016 In: Health Technology Assessment. 20, 50, 175 p.
Journal article

Systematic review of the health and societal effects of medication organisation devices
Watson, S.J., Aldus, C., Bond, C., Bhattacharya, D. 6/07/2016 In: BMC Health Services Research. 16, 202, 13 p.
Journal article

Perceptions of legal risk do not predict behaviour in unlawful file sharing: an empirical analysis
Watson, S., Fleming, P., Zizzo, D. 3/09/2015

Utilising motion capture technology to identify nonverbal indicators of trust judgements
Watson, S., Conchie, S., Taylor, P.J., Poppe, R. 23/08/2015

Determinants of unlawful file sharing: a scoping review
Watson, S., Zizzo, D., Fleming, P. 1/06/2015 In: PLoS ONE. 10, 6, 23 p.
Journal article

Launching a report on unlawful file sharing
Fleming, P., Zizzo, D., Watson, S. 04/2014
Meeting abstract

Survey of potential determinants of unlawful file sharing
Fleming, P., Watson, S., Zizzo, D. 2014

Development of a novel validated tool for predicting patient adherence to prescribed medication.
Watson, S. 05/2013 University of East Anglia. 424 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Capecitabine non-adherence: exploration of magnitude, nature and contributing factors
Bhattacharya, D., Easthall, C., Willoughby, K., Small, M., Watson, S. 21/08/2012 In: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. 18, 3, p. 333-342. 10 p.
Journal article

The impact of motivational interviewing (MI) as an intervention to improve medication adherence: a meta-analysis
Easthall, C., Watson, S., Wright, D., Wood, J., Bhattacharya, D. 24/04/2012

The impact of treatment side-effects upon medication adherence
Watson, S., Bhattacharya, D., Wood, J., Smith, J., Adams, M., Song, F. 24/04/2012

Meta-analysis of the relationship between digit-ratio 2D:4D and aggression
Hönekopp, J., Watson, S. 09/2011 In: Personality and Individual Differences. 51, 4, p. 381-386. 6 p.
Journal article

Systematic review and meta-analysis shows stress is negatively associated with adherence to medication
Watson, S., Bhattacharya, D., Wood, J., Smith, J., Adams, M., Song, F. 5/05/2011

Meta-analysis of digit ratio 2D:4D shows greater sex difference in the right hand
Hönekopp, J., Watson, S. 09/2010 In: American Journal of Human Biology. 22, 5, p. 619-630. 12 p.
Journal article