Dr Emily Oliver
Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow
Place of work / study:
NIHR CLAHRC Wessex and University of Southampton
Area of research:
Dementia care in hospitals – relational care
How is your work funded?
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a mental health nurse and currently in the final year of my PhD at the University of Southampton. I am passionate about the care for older persons, specifically people living with dementia and those in hospital. I am currently working as a practice development nurse facilitating a compassionate care intervention on two medicine for older person’s wards in a hospital in the south west.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have recently started learning the ukulele and have 4 songs under my belt!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
My first placement during my undergraduate study was on an organic dementia ward. I really enjoyed working closely with the individuals and seeing how much difference I could make to their lives using different interventions and finding new ways of working.