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Dr Gemma Wilson

Research Fellow

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

  Gemma completed her PhD in 2014. Gemma’s PhD is entitled ‘Exploring older adults with chronic pain; New insights with new technology’, and was funded by the Life-Long Health and Well-Being programme (LLHW) which is led by the Medical Research Council.  Gemma is also a trainee Health Psychologist.

Gemma’s research expertise is in psychosocial well-being and ageing, including, physical activity, and social participation, social isolation and loneliness.  Gemma also specifically explores the role of digital technologies as part of daily living, and the role of technology as a research methodology. Gemma is involved in, and leads, multiple externally-funded research projects in these areas.

Gemma holds a cross-faculty role as an Early Career Researcher representative for the faculty of Health and Life sciences. She also supervises a number of postgraduate research students, and also has teaching experience as part of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus West
Room D202


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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Ageing, psychosocial well-being, digital health

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Health Professionals’ attitudes to patients’ use of wearable technology, Watt, A., Swainston, K., Wilson, G. 2019, In: Digital Health
  • Mobile e-Health, Wilson, G. 18 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Enabling Technologies
  • The hidden impact of home adaptations, Wilson, G., Aitken, D., Hodgson, P., Bailey, C. 8 Aug 2019, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • The implementation of an innovative hydration monitoring App in care home settings, Steven, A., Wilson, G., Young-Murphy, L. 29 Jan 2019, In: JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
  • Understanding Unique Factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness of Military Veterans, Wilson, G., Leslie, C., McGill, G., Kiernan, M. Aug 2019
  • Using photo elicitation to explore the lived experience of informal caregivers of individuals living with dementia, Rayment, G., Swainston, K., Wilson, G. Feb 2019, In: British Journal of Health Psychology
  • Utilisation of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant in NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across England, McGill, G., Wilson, G., Hill, M., Kiernan, M. Jan 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Are veterans different? Understanding veterans’ help seeking behaviour for alcohol problems, Kiernan, M., Osborne, A., McGill, G., Greaves, J., Wilson, G., Hill, M. Sep 2018, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • How do people access and experience home adaptations? Perspectives from people in later life and practitioners, Hodgson, P., Aitken, D., Bailey, C., Wilson, G., MacDonald, L., Wilkinson, C. 29 Nov 2018
  • Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans, Wilson, G., Hill, M., Kiernan, M. Dec 2018, In: Occupational Medicine

PGR Supervision

Jessica Gates Start: 01/10/2019


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