Reader, DNMSW/School of Health Sciences
Director KOKU Health
Healthy Ageing Research Group (Deputy)
MIMIT Ambassador (Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology)
Business Engagement Lead DNMSW
Dr Emma Stanmore, Reader in the School of Health Sciences gained her Bachelors, Masters and PhD from the University of Manchester and is the Deputy Lead for the Healthy Ageing Research Group. Emma has over 20 years combined experience in healthcare, research and teaching with a particular focus on health innovation (new ways of delivering care or use of digital health technologies to promote uptake, access to services and avoid hospitalisation) and the promotion of healthy ageing. Before joining the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in 2005, Emma implemented a number of new healthcare schemes as a Clinical Manager in primary care, including hospital at home for patients with COPD, generic healthcare assistants (trained in nursing, physio, OT and SALT), community rapid response schemes and care home training co-ordinators all with the aim of reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the care for older people.
Emma has completed research projects investigating falls incidence, fear of falling and risks for people with rheumatoid arthritis, user-centred health technologies in rehabilitation (RehabMat to measure balance using iMagiMat technology), the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Exergames (gamified active-video games that track real time adherence) for falls prevention exercises amongst older people. Her current program of research focuses on using gamification to improve health literacy and prevent functional decline in older adults.
Emma also works as an Ambassador for Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology (MIMIT™ affiliate of MIT, Boston) to accelerate development of new healthcare technologies by enabling innovators. She is Business Engagement Lead for the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, charged with increasing industry/commercial collaborations. She has held grants as PI from Versus Arthritis, MRC, Innovate UK, ESRC, Wellcome Trust and NHS Trusts and as Co-I from the European Commission, NIHR and Innovation Fund Denmark.