Dr Emma Broome
Research Fellow in Hearing Sciences
Place of work / study:
Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham
Area of Research:
Hearing and dementia, wellbeing, dementia care, creative arts
How is your work funded?
National Institute for Health Research
Tell us a little about yourself:
My academic career started with a BA Hons in Psychology and English and an MSc in Mental Health, followed by an Alzheimer’s Society funded PhD. At present, I’m working as a Research Fellow on the development of a behavioural intervention to support the use of hearing aids in NHS patients. I am in the process of putting together a fellowship application combining the areas of hearing loss and dementia research.
Previous research includes:
- Matinée Evaluation (2018-2021): Dementia friendly cinema screenings
- Achieving Quality and Effectiveness in Dementia Care Using Crisis Teams (AQUEDUCT) (2019-2020): NIHR feasibility study
- The Arts and Dementia (TAnDem) Doctoral PhD Studentship (2015-2019): Exploring the role of care staff in creative arts interventions.
- Imagine Arts Evaluation (2015-2018): Arts Council England and the Barring Foundation
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I absolute love cheese and pickle sandwiches!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
It was during my Masters that I truly became interested in pursing a career in dementia researcher. During my clinical placement, I helped facilitate a weekly music group and I noticed that one lady, who was non-verbal, sing along to Elvis Presley. It was this experience which encouraged me to pursue a PhD in the arts and dementia. Having experienced both my Grandparents living with dementia, I am passionate about improving the lives of people with dementia through research.