Emily Wood, PhD

Emily Wood

The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 3031

Tel: (+44) (0)114 2159121
Fax: (+44) (0)114 2724095

Email: e.f.wood@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-1910-6230


I am a mental health nurse researcher in the mental health research unit in ScHARR. 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 am also a registered Humanist/non-faith pastoral worker.

Research interests

  • Treatment for long term depression
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Pain and depression
  • EMDR
  • Health service research
  • Mental health and physical health
  • Public mental health 
  • Developing complex interventions for mental health conditions

Teaching interests

  • I am the module lead for the Practical Aspects of Clinical Research module on the Master’s in Clinical Research
  • I run mental health awareness courses for the Diocese of Sheffield

Professional activities

  • Chair 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


  • CLARHC2 Mental health and Comorbidites 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