Dr Emily Wood RNMH PhD
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Office located at:
The School of Nursing and Midwifery
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6263
Email : e.f.wood@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-1910-6230


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

PhD Supervision

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.

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
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

Key Publications

Journal articles