Dr Emily Wood


Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School

Research Fellow, Disability Liaison Officer

+44 114 222 6263

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Dr Emily Wood
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
S10 2HQ

I am a mental health nurse researcher working on nursing workforce and policy research at the RCN/School of Nursing strategic alliance. I have worked in a variety of ward based and community mental health services in the UK and Gibraltar. I am a qualified EMDR therapist and completed my PhD in Health Services Research, with a focus on the use of EMDR to treat long term depression.

I am interested in a whole person view of health care particularly in people who have multiple conditions which include both mental and physical illnesses. I also work in the mental health research unit in ScHARR and I am the University’s Humanist and non-religious adviser to the Chaplaincy Centre.

Research interests
  • Nursing workforce issues (safe staffing levels, recruitment and retention, burnout and stress)
  • Treatment for long term depression
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Mental health and physical health
  • Mental health and the environment

Current / recent projects

  • RCN Strategic Alliance workforce and policy research
  • CLAHRC2 Mental Health and Comorbidities project
  • PaWS Pet therapy in collaboration with the University Counselling Service
  • Resilience of mental health nurses in collaboration with the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS FT

Journal articles

Research group

I would be pleased to hear from potential PhD students who would like to work on qualitative or mixed methods projects which are related to my research areas.

Professional activities
  • I am a member and founder of the EMDR UK & Ireland Association Special Interest Group for depression
  • I am the University’s Humanist and non-faith advisor to the multi-faith chaplaincy