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Emma Wilson

Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


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    Nottingham City Hospital
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I am a Professor of Public Health in the School of Medicine. I am the Course Director for the Master of Public Health and Master of Public Health (Global Health) courses. I am a highly motivated public health educator with an interest in pedagogies to improve public health education. I am a Principle Fellow of Advance HE (formally HEA).

I am also an active public health researcher with an international focus on breast cancer inequalities, health promotion and health improvement interventions and social inequalities. I am an experienced health research methodologist, specialising in qualitative and mixed-methods public health research.

I work closely in collaboration with local communities to improve health inequalities from a grass-roots level through community engagement. I work with partnership organisations including Local Authority, Public Health England and the Environment Agency to develop inter-connected, collaborative research which benefits people locally.

I am also a Nottinghamshire primary school Chair of Governors and a Parish Counsellor.

Research Summary

Funded Research Projects and Trials currently in progress:

  • A mixed-methods feasibility study assessing the impact of prophylactic risk-reducing mastectomy and implant-based reconstruction on upper body function, quality of life and physical activity.
  • Randomised controlled trial of a new relief inhaler in mild asthma.
  • Breast Cancer and Black Women: which factors influence access to and provision of care.
  • Breast health and black women living in the UK: a survey to understand factors influencing access to and provision of care for breast disease.
  • Integrated environmental and health net gain: theory, principles and practice.
  • Factors affecting GP decisions to refer young women with breast complaints.
  • The psychological impacts of flooding.

Past Research

Funded Complete Research Projects and Trials:

  • Predicting steroid response using exhaled nitric oxide.
  • The biomarkers of inflammatory airways disease.
  • Reducing costs in asthma management.
  • The design, development, commissioning and evaluation of patient focused vascular services.
  • NAAASP Service Evaluation.

Future Research

Funded research not yet started:

  • Supporting surgical decision making for BAME women with breast cancer.
  • Educating BAME adolescents in breast health as community advocates.
  • The psychological impact of emergency environmental response work.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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