Dr Emma Ferguson-Coleman

Research Fellow

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Current Research:

I am a Research Fellow with a junior fellowship awarded by Alzheimer's Society. This study proposes to explore culturally appropriate support interventions for Deaf carers of people living with dementia.

Previous Research Project(s):

I was a researcher with the Deaf with Dementia Life-Stories Project, as part of the Neighbourhoods and Dementia study, where culturally appropriate media resources were used to create opportunities for conversations between Deaf people and their carers.

I have worked with the Deaf Children with Autism Project as part of the national DIADS study with National Deaf CAMHS. I interviewed Deaf and hearing parents of Deaf children who have a diagnosis of autism. Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/deafchildrenwithautism for more information

I worked with the Deaf with Dementia project, which was funded by the Alzheimer's Society. This project started in summer 2010 and was completed at the end of November 2013.

I was awarded MICRA seedcorn funding for a pilot BSL dementia information portal in 2012. A summary report can be found here: http://www.nursing.manchester.ac.uk/deafwithdementia/PublicationsDissemination/micrareportfinal.pdf


I have worked in the field of mental health and deafness for many years; primarily as an independent mental health advocate.


PhD; BA Hons; DipPsych

Research Networks and Beacons

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Doctor of Philosophy, Deaf with Dementia: A Narrative, The University of Manchester (2010 - 2016)

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