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Emma Wolverson

Reader in Ageing and Dementia. Research Lead for Dementia UK.


A participatory approach to understand what might be most meaningful to people living with dementia in a positive psychology intervention (2024)
Journal Article
Jackman, V., Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Quinn, C. (in press). A participatory approach to understand what might be most meaningful to people living with dementia in a positive psychology intervention. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2023.2299967

ABSTRACT Objectives: This study aimed to understand which character strengths are most important for people living with dementia and therefore which strengths-based psychological interventions could be most meaningful and acceptable. Methods: A par... Read More about A participatory approach to understand what might be most meaningful to people living with dementia in a positive psychology intervention.

Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography (2023)
Journal Article
Dunn, R., Wolverson, E., & Hilton, A. (in press). Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012231214017

Background: On average, people with dementia live with 4.6 additional health conditions. Additionally, two thirds of carers of people with dementia are spouses, and are also likely to live with multimorbidity, given that older age is strongly associa... Read More about Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography.

Exploring Clients and Therapists Experiences of Trauma-Focused Therapies (2023)
Thesis
Townshend, A. E. (2023). Exploring Clients and Therapists Experiences of Trauma-Focused Therapies. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4435712

This portfolio thesis contains three parts. Part One is a systematic literature review and Part Two is an empirical paper. Together they provide a greater understanding of clients’ and therapists’ experiences of trauma-focused therapies. Part Three f... Read More about Exploring Clients and Therapists Experiences of Trauma-Focused Therapies.

Co-developing components of a positive psychology intervention for people with dementia (2023)
Thesis
Jackman, V. (2023). Co-developing components of a positive psychology intervention for people with dementia. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4448480

This thesis portfolio comprises three parts: Part One: Systematic Literature Review The systematic literature review used a positive psychology framework to synthesise the character strength-based interventions that have been used to increase wellb... Read More about Co-developing components of a positive psychology intervention for people with dementia.

Measuring aspects of self in dementia and investigating the validity of a self-compassion scale (2023)
Thesis
Baggaley, J. A. (2023). Measuring aspects of self in dementia and investigating the validity of a self-compassion scale. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4443529

This portfolio thesis consists of three parts. Part one is a systematic literature review, part two is an empirical paper and part three forms the accompanying appendices. Overall, they aim to evaluate and to add to the existing literature in relatio... Read More about Measuring aspects of self in dementia and investigating the validity of a self-compassion scale.

Exploring experiences of wellbeing amongst psychological professionals in healthcare (2023)
Thesis
Hussey, . C. (2023). Exploring experiences of wellbeing amongst psychological professionals in healthcare. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4448366

This thesis portfolio comprises three parts: a systematic literature review, an empirical paper and appendices. This thesis aims to explore experiences of wellbeing amongst psychological professionals working within healthcare, with a particular focu... Read More about Exploring experiences of wellbeing amongst psychological professionals in healthcare.

The palliative care symptoms of people with dementia on admission to a mental health ward Key points (2023)
Journal Article
Wolverson, E., Appleyard, S., Stirland, S., & Gower, Z. (2023). The palliative care symptoms of people with dementia on admission to a mental health ward Key points. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 38(9), Article e5995. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5995

When patients with dementia are admitted to a mental health ward it is important to undertake a thorough assessment of palliative care needs. The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale for Dementia can support the assessment and management of palli... Read More about The palliative care symptoms of people with dementia on admission to a mental health ward Key points.

We need to improve care for people with dementia at the end of life (2023)
Journal Article
Wolverson, E. (2023). We need to improve care for people with dementia at the end of life. Nursing Times,

First paragraph: Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and it is estimated that by 2040, 220,000 people with dementia will die each year in England and Wales (Etkind et at, 2017). People with dementia often do not die in their own homes;... Read More about We need to improve care for people with dementia at the end of life.

Building an initial understanding of UK Recovery College dementia courses: A national survey of Recovery College and memory services staff. (2023)
Journal Article
Wolverson, E., Hague, L., West, J., Teague, B., Fox, C., Birt, L., …Moniz-Cook, E. (in press). Building an initial understanding of UK Recovery College dementia courses: A national survey of Recovery College and memory services staff. Working with Older People, https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-02-2023-0003

Purpose Recovery Colleges were developed to support the recovery of people with mental health difficulties through courses co-produced by professionals and people with lived experience. This study aims to examine the use of Recovery Colleges to supp... Read More about Building an initial understanding of UK Recovery College dementia courses: A national survey of Recovery College and memory services staff..

Editorial: Innovations in dementia and ageing care (2023)
Journal Article
Quinn, C., Wolverson, E., & Mountain, G. (2023). Editorial: Innovations in dementia and ageing care. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 4, Article 1191633. https://doi.org/10.3389/fresc.2023.1191633

KEYWORDS Alzheimer's disease, carer, psychosocial interventions, health serivces, community, quality of life, frailty Editorial on the Research Topic Innovations in dementia and ageing care The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how quality of life ca... Read More about Editorial: Innovations in dementia and ageing care.