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Emily Taylor

PhD student

About Research

Biography

Emily graduated from the University of Chichester in 2019 with a first-class honours degree (BSc Hons) in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She then continued at Chichester for her masters degree (MSc), achieving a distinction in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Both her dissertations explored the impact that different roles can have on group dynamics within team sports.

Emily’s research interests lie within group dynamics, rehabilitation, and qualitative data collection, most recently narrative inquiry.


Research

Research profile

PhD title: 'A Nationwide and Longitudinal Programme of Research to Explore the Health, Social Well-Being, and Professional Practice Impact of Narrative Resources across NHS Prosthetic Rehabilitation Centres in the United Kingdom'

Emily’s research is expanding on the PhD programmes of Dr Phoebe Sanders and Dr Fiona Leggett, both from St Mary’s University. She is exploring the impact that animated video narratives can have on the health and wellbeing of those within a prosthetic rehabilitation environment and to understand the practice impact on rehabilitation practitioners.

This programme of research is being underpinned by narrative theory and narrative pedagogy, with the aims of understanding what work stories can do, how can they act on and for those within a rehabilitation centre, and how can they help people be heard within this setting.

The proposed benefits of Emily’s research are that a wider understanding of the impact of animated video narratives on different stakeholders within prosthetic rehabilitation centres can be gained, leading to more effective practice and a better understanding and quality of life for those going through rehabilitation.

Supervisors

  • Professor Ross Wadey
  • Dr Melissa Day
  • Dr Stacy Winter
  • Dr Phoebe Sanders
  • Dr Fiona Leggett

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