Dr Emma Ferguson-Coleman

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Overview

Current Research:

I am a Research Fellow with a junior fellowship awarded by Alzheimer's Society (2020-ongoing). This study proposes to explore culturally appropriate support interventions for Deaf carers of people living with dementia. Interviews have been held with Deaf carers online during the pandemic and co-production of support interventions are ongoing.

Previous Research Project(s):

I was a research associate with the Deaf with Dementia Life-Stories Project, as part of the Neighbourhoods and Dementia study between 2015-2019. Culturally appropriate media resources were used to create opportunities for conversations between Deaf people and their carers - please see Neighbourhoods and Dementia for more information.

I 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 ground-breaking Deaf with Dementia project, which was funded by 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

Biography

I have worked within the field of mental health and deafness for over 25 years; primarily as an independent mental health advocate within acute and forensic mental health services with Deaf people.

Qualifications

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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