Dr Emma Wolverson

Dr Emma Wolverson

Clinical Lecturer and Faculty Ethics Committee Member

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing 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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

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

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 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