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Dr Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld is a Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. Dr Wilson-Menzfeld completed her PhD, which was funded by the Medical Research Council, in 2014 at Teesside University. Prior to her role as a Senior Lecturer, Gemma held the position of Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Applied Health and then subsequntly Vice Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Applied Health, both at Northumbria University.

Dr Wilson-Menzfeld’s research focuses on Ageing and Psychosocial wellbeing, specifically in the areas of social isolation and loneliness and digital exclusion. Her methodological expertise lies in qualitative and mixed methods, as well as expertise in visual research methods.   

Gemma is part of the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research at Northumbria University, and she leads the Ageing Veterans and Military Families’ research theme within the hub.

Dr Wilson-Menzfeld has extensive experience of leading research and has worked with multiple partners from academic settings, third sector settings, and SMEs. She is also an experienced academic supervisor and mentor.

Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus West
Room D202

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Wilson-Menzfeld is a Chartered Health Psychologist, and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK. Dr Wilson-Menzfeld's academic interests include: Ageing and psycho-social well-being, digital inclusion, social participation, and digital health.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Development of an international tool for students to record and reflect on patient safety learning experiences, Steven, A., Pearson, P., Turunen, H., Myhre, K., Sasso, L., Vizcaya-Moreno, M., Pérez-Cañaveras, R., Sara-aho, A., Bagnasco, A., Aleo, G., Patterson, L., Larkin, V., Zanini, M., Porras, J., Khakurel, J., Azimirad, M., Ringstad, Ø., Johnsen, L., Haatainen, K., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Rossi, S., Morey, S., Tella, S. 6 Dec 2021, In: Nurse Educator
  • ‘Knock on the Door’ – Exploration of Casualty Notification and the Long-Term Impact on Military Families in the UK, McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., Kiernan, M. 7 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • Learning from Student Experience: Development of an International Multimodal Patient Safety Education Package, Bagnasco, A., Zanini, M., Catania, G., Aleo, G., Turunen, H., Tella, S., Sara-aho, A., Vizcaya-Moreno, M., Pérez-Cañaveras, R., Myhre, K., Ringstad, Ø., Ekman, G., Porras, J., Rossi, S., Morey, S., Johnsen, L., Patterson, L., Larkin, V., Azimirad, M., Khakurel, J., Dasso, N., Haatainen, K., Timmins, F., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Sasso, L., Pearson, P., Steven, A. 7 Dec 2021, In: Nurse Educator
  • Mixed methods and wellbeing: Issues emerging from multiple studies into mentoring for doctors, Steven, A., Wilson, G. 6 Sep 2021, Mixed-Methods Research in Wellbeing and Health, London, Routledge
  • Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss, McGill, G., Wilson, G., Caddick, N., Forster, N., Kiernan, M. 6 Nov 2021, In: Disability and Rehabilitation
  • The theatre as therapy for military veterans? Exploring the mechanisms which impact psychosocial well-being and social connections during theatre-based programmes, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Ackley, J. 19 Sep 2021, In: Arts and Health
  • Understanding older adults’ use of social technology and the factors influencing use, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J., Vijaykumar, S., Morgan, D. 20 Apr 2021, In: Ageing and Society
  • Ageing in a Digital World, Wilson, G., Vijaykumar, S., Gates, J. 9 Apr 2020
  • Critical Incident Techniques and Reflection in Nursing and Health Professions Education: Systematic Narrative Review, Steven, A., Wilson, G., Turunen, H., Vizcaya-Moreno , M., Azimirad, M., Khakurel, J., Porras, J., Tella, S., Pérez-Cañaveras, R., Sasso, L., Aleo, G., Myhre, K., Ringstad, Ø., Sara-Aho, A., Scott, M., Pearson, P. 1 Nov 2020, In: Nurse Educator
  • Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss, Wilson, G., McGill, G., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M. 10 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

PGR Supervision

  • Helen Cullen Care of the ageing veteran population: Developing an evidence base for the Royal Hospital Chelsea care-model Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Jessica Gates Primary Care Networks: From Opportunity to Reality. Start Date: 01/10/2019


  • Psychology December 10 2018
  • PhD May 20 2014
  • Chartered member (MBPsS) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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