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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


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.

  • 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, G., Rossi, S., Morey, S., Tella, S. May 2022, In: Nurse Educator
  • Enacting mentorship which empowers: a realist exploration of relationships between trained mentor activity and doctors, Steven, A., Larkin, V., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Wilcockson, J., Redfern, N. 4 May 2022, In: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
  • Ex-military personnel’s experiences of loneliness and social isolation from discharge, through transition, to the present day, Guthrie-Gower, S., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 6 Jun 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Exploring the role of social connection in interventions with military veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Systematic narrative review, Gettings, R., Kirtley, J., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Oxburgh, G., Farrell, D., Kiernan, M. 3 Jun 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Military service and alcohol use: a systematic narrative review, Osborne, A., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., Kiernan, M. 8 Jun 2022, In: Occupational Medicine
  • Recipient perspectives on the impact of home adaptations in later life in England, Aitken, D., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Hodgson, P., Bailey, C. 27 May 2022, In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  • What role does geragogy play in the delivery of digital skills programmes for middle and older age adults?: A systematic narrative review, Gates, J., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 11 May 2022, In: Journal of Applied Gerontology
  • Yoga provision for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis: Is the future online?, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Naisby, J., Baker, K., Morris, R., Robinson, J., Barry, G. 29 Apr 2022, In: PLoS One

  • 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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