Dr Emma Broglia

School of Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology


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Dr Emma Broglia
School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
S1 4DP

I am a Lecturer in Psychology specialising in student mental health. I have a history of working with counselling and psychotherapy organisations like BACP and UKCP, as well as therapists who work in university counselling services. My research is collaborative and often involves mental health services with the aim to generate practice-based evidence for student mental health interventions. I particularly enjoy working with practitioners and service users with the goal to improve mental health outcomes for students. I supervise research projects concerning these topics across undergraduate, master's, and PhD levels.

  • PhD funded by BACP, The University of Sheffield, topic: student mental health and the effectiveness of in-house university counselling
  • MRes; Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Birmingham
  • BSc; Psychology. University of Birmingham
Research interests

My research interests include using applied research methods to investigate student mental health, the effectiveness of clinical interventions, and improving the use of routine outcome measures. I am particularly interested in designing pilot and feasibility trails, embedding research into practice, co-production, and engaging with research that has the potential to shape policy for the provision of mental health services and higher education. 


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Research group

PEARLS research lab


Co-investigator on a 4-year ESRC grant (£910,692) for a Student Mental Health Research Network that aims to coordinate research on understanding student mental health in a policy and practice context. I lead a programme of work that aims to develop an open-access longitudinal data set for Student Mental Health (see SMaRteN).

Teaching interests
  • Student mental health
  • Pilot and feasibility trial methods
  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology
Teaching activities

Research supervision: I supervise research dissertations in the Department of Psychology across the undergraduate and master’s programmes as well as systematic reviews for master’s students. These projects involve quantitative and qualitative research methods to characterise student mental health needs and their outcomes from clinical interventions.

Teaching: I teach pilot and feasibility trial design on the master’s research methods module and I am the module organiser for the Professional Skills module on the master’s degree programme. This module includes topics such as open science, pre-registration, and publishing. 

External teaching: I am part of the supervisory teams for external PhD candidates at the University of York and University College London. These projects explore access gaps for students who approach psychological services in the NHS and develop a peer-led intervention to promote help-seeking for mental health support among university students.

Professional activities and memberships

Research gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emma-Broglia 

Research project page: http://www.scoreconsortium.group.shef.ac.uk/

PhD Opportunities

I am happy to receive applications for PhD study in my area of research.

We advertise PhD opportunities (Funded or Self-Funded) on FindAPhD.com

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