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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Conference Proceeding

A Multi-Modal Deep Learning Approach to the Early Prediction of Mild Cognitive Impairment Conversion to Alzheimer's Disease

Rana, S. S., Ma, X., Pang, W., & Wolverson, E. (2020). A Multi-Modal Deep Learning Approach to the Early Prediction of Mild Cognitive Impairment Conversion to Alzheimer's Disease. In 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT) (9-18). https://doi.org/10.1109/BDCAT50828.2020.00013

Journal Article

The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia

Wolverson, E., Moniz-Cook, E., Dunn, R., Gove, D., & Diaz-Ponce, A. (2021). The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia. Journal of advanced nursing, 77(4), 1992-2001. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14787

Understanding the shared experiences of creating a digital life story with individuals with dementia and their spouse

Sweeney, L., Wolverson, E., & Clarke, C. (2021). Understanding the shared experiences of creating a digital life story with individuals with dementia and their spouse. Dementia, 20(5), 1791–1813. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220970403

The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support

White, C., Wolverson, E., Dunn, R., & Zafeiridi, E. (2020). The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(4), 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15934528490504

Measuring the well-being of people with dementia : a conceptual scoping review

Clarke, C., Woods, B., Moniz-Cook, E., Mountain, G., Øksnebjerg, L., Chattat, R., …Wolverson, E. (in press). Measuring the well-being of people with dementia : a conceptual scoping review. Health and quality of life outcomes, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-020-01440-x

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