Podcast Profile – Dr Emily Oliver


Dr Emily Oliver

Job Title:

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.

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