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Dr Emma Wolverson

Clinical Lecturer and Faculty Ethics Committee Member

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Health and Social Work

Summary

Emma Wolverson is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with people living with dementia and their families. Her clinical work has spanned the dementia care pathway from early assessment and diagnosis to end of life care. Emma's research aims to support people with dementia to live well by promoting wellbeing, reducing stigma and improving care. She is a research tutor on the clinical psychology doctoral programme and supervises a number of doctoral research projects related to the application of positive psychology to support living well with dementia.

Undergraduate

Teaching sessions relating to later life and dementia on the clinical psychology doctorate and also research methods teaching.

Journal Article

Through the eyes of others - The social experiences of people with dementia: A systematic literature review and synthesis

Patterson, K. M., Clarke, C., Wolverson, E. L., Moniz-Cook, E. D., Patterson, K., Clarke, C., …Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Through the eyes of others - The social experiences of people with dementia: A systematic literature review and synthesis. International Psychogeriatrics, 30(6), 791-805. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216002374

The experience of epilepsy in later life : a qualitative exploration of illness representations

Yennadiou, H., & Wolverson, E. (2017). The experience of epilepsy in later life : a qualitative exploration of illness representations. Epilepsy and Behavior, 70(A), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.01.033

The meaning and experience of well-being in dementia for psychiatrists involved in diagnostic disclosure: a qualitative study

Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Vince, A. (2017). The meaning and experience of well-being in dementia for psychiatrists involved in diagnostic disclosure: a qualitative study. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(1), 93-104. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216001484

Living positively with dementia : a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature

Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2016). Living positively with dementia : a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature. Aging and Mental Health, 20(7), 676-699. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1052777

Remaining hopeful in early-stage dementia: a qualitative study

Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2010). Remaining hopeful in early-stage dementia: a qualitative study. Aging and Mental Health, 14(4), (450-460). doi:10.1080/13607860903483110. ISSN 1360-7863

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Wolverson welcomes applications in the application of positive psychology to dementia care. Completed PhDs - Pearson, M. (2017). The experience of gratitude in dementia: A pilot study of a gratitude intervention - Bartels, L. (2017). The role of hope in sustaining caregiving in dementia - Cowell, C. (2016). An exploration of the impact of the care home transition on love in dementia relationships - Heap, C. (2016). Intensive Interaction in severe dementia: making meaning with staff caregivers - Buggins, S. (2016). Resilience in older adults with a diagnosis of dementia - Smithson-Evans, F. (2016). Illness perceptions and quality of life in brain tumours: Does diagnostic communication have an impact? - Patterson, K. (2014). Positive experiences whilst living with dementia: A qualitative exploration of growth in older adults - Irwin, H. (2014). Exploring the shared experience of humour in people living with dementia and their partners - Vince, A, (2014). An exploration into psychiatrists understanding of what it means to live well with dementia, and experiences of engaging in discussions about positive wellbeing when sharing a diagnosis - Dearden, R. (2014). Defining an authentic patient-neurosurgeon relationship within the awake craniotomy context; a qualitative study - Marklew, H. (2013). An exploration of the motherhood decision - Haris, Y. (2012). An exploration of illness representations in older age - Chapman, D. (2011). Hope and Stigma in Early Dementia Current PhD supervisions - Adams, J. Mindfulness and dementia - Conway, L. Resilience in living with dementia