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 and memberships
  • 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