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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.

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  • Frailty nurse and GP-led models of care in care homes: the role of contextual factors impacting Enhanced health in care homes framework implementation, Sattar, Z., Young-Murphy, L., Craig, L., Steven, A., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 3 Feb 2023, In: BMC Geriatrics
  • Understanding older adults’ use of social technology and the factors influencing use, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J., Vijaykumar, S., Morgan, D. 1 Jan 2023, In: Ageing and Society
  • Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity, McGill, G., Mann, E., Moreland, M., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 22 Dec 2022, In: Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • Bereaved UK military families: A mixed methods study on the provision of practical and emotional support, Fadeeva, A., Mann, E., McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., Melling, A., Kiernan, M. 28 Jun 2022, In: Death Studies
  • 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., Stewart, J., Redfern, N. 1 Aug 2022, In: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
  • Engaging veterans in the research process: a practical guide, Barker, A., Dunlap, S., Hartmann, C., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G. 1 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • 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 and evaluating the War Widows InTouch ( Programme, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J., Johnson, A., Moreland, M., Raw, H. 22 Feb 2022

  • Mary Moreland An exploration of the Long-Term psychological impact of sudden military death of a parent on children who are now adults Start Date: 21/12/2022
  • Helen Cullen Care of the ageing veteran population: Developing an evidence base for the Royal Hospital Chelsea care-model Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Jessica Gates Primary Care Networks: From Opportunity to Reality. Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Alison Osborne Intermittent Separation: Exploring the psycho-social impact on dispersed military families Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 29/06/2021

  • 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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