Profile – Dr Emma Broome

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Dr Emma Broome


Dr Emma Broome

Job title:

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.

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