Dr Emma Wolverson

Dr Emma Wolverson

Senior Lecturer Ageing and Dementia. MSc Dementia programme co-director.

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work

Summary

Emma Wolverson is a clinical academic working part time at the University and part time in the NHS as 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.

Emma is programme co-director for the MSc Dementia.

Undergraduate

Emma teaches a range of health and social care professionals on the topic of dementia. She also teaches on later life and dementia on the clinical psychology doctorate.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners

Hickman, H., Clarke, C., & Wolverson, E. (in press). A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218805895

Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives

Wolverson, E., Birtles, H., Moniz-Cook, E., James, I., Brooker, D., & Duffy, F. (2019). Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives. OBM geriatrics, 3(4), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904080

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness

Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (2019). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819885326

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

Exploring the usability of a web-based platform for supporting people with dementia- related disorders and their caregivers

Zafeiridi, P., Paulson, K., Dunn, R., Wolverson, E., White, C., Thorpe, J. A., …Tzovaras, D. (2018). Exploring the usability of a web-based platform for supporting people with dementia- related disorders and their caregivers. JMIR Formative Research, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.2196/formative.9083

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Wolverson welcomes applications in the application of positive psychology to dementia care.

Completed students:

Bartels, L. (2017) The role of hope in sustaining caregiving in dementia.

Conway, L (2018) Resilience in people with dementia and their caregivers.

Adams, J. (2018) Mindfulness and Meditation Interventions in Dementia: Experiences, Adaptations and Effects on Well-being.

Sweeny, L (2019) Shared experiences of making digital life stories in dementia dyads.

Lowe, S (2020) Dark Humour in dementia.

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