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Dr Emmylou Rahtz

Associate Research Fellow

Dr Emmylou Rahtz is researching healing moments in different settings: in biomedicine, in alternative and complementary therapy, in spiritual settings, and in natural environments. The project uses innovative qualitative methods. Prof Paul Dieppe has funded the work through a grant from The Institute for Integrative Health (Baltimore).

After obtaining degrees in English Literature (Durham University, King’s College London), Emmylou worked in social research. As a project manager and research manager, she specialised in large scale longitudinal surveys of learning, skills and higher education. She obtained a BSc in Psychology (Birkbeck) in 2010. Her doctoral research, completed in 2015, was an epidemiological investigation of the psychosocial impact of traumatic injuries. Prof Ania Korszun and Prof Kam Bhui supervised the PhD, in the Centre for Psychiatry at Queen Mary, University of London.

Qualifications

  • PhD (QMUL): The trauma of trauma: a prospective study of psychological distress following physical injury
  • BSc (Hons) (Birkbeck)
  • MA (KCL)
  • BA (Hons) (Durham)

Research

Research interests

The relationship between mental and physical health, taking account of social and natural environments. Qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Research projects

Current

  • Health, Wellbeing and Healing.

 

PhD

  • The trauma of trauma: a prospective study of psychological distress following physical injury, 2015.

 

Past Projects

  • Evaluation of Online Basics for BECTA, 2010
  • Longitudinal DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) for HESA (Higher Education Statistics Authority), 2010
  • Impact of ESF (European Social Fund) funding in the East Midlands for the LSC (Learning and Skills Council), 2010
  • Evaluation of the Skills Health Check diagnostic tool for the LSC, 2009
  • Higher Expectations (Benchmarking analysis for higher education institutions) for Youthsight, 2004-2008

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Rahtz E (2015). The gang member who taught me the truth about street violence. Web link.
Rahtz E, Hutchison I, Bhui K, Korszun A (2014). OP87 Psychological distress following facial injury: a prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Suppl 1), A43.1-A43.
Shiraz F, Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2014). Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and treatment needs of trauma and head and neck cancer patients. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52(6), 513-517. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rahtz E, Hutchison I, Bhui K, Korszun A (2014). OP87 Psychological distress following facial injury: a prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Suppl 1), A43.1-A43.
Shiraz F, Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2014). Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and treatment needs of trauma and head and neck cancer patients. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52(6), 513-517. Abstract.  Author URL.

Internet publications

Rahtz E (2015). The gang member who taught me the truth about street violence. Web link.
Rahtz E (2014). Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology – book reviewed by Emmylou Rahtz. Web link.

Publications by year


2015

Rahtz E (2015). The gang member who taught me the truth about street violence. Web link.
Rahtz E (2015). The trauma of trauma: a prospective study of psychological distress following physical injury.  Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Rahtz E, Hutchison I, Bhui K, Korszun A (2014). OP87 Psychological distress following facial injury: a prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Suppl 1), A43.1-A43.
Rahtz E (2014). Psychological distress and appearance concerns following facial injury.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Shiraz F, Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2014). Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and treatment needs of trauma and head and neck cancer patients. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52(6), 513-517. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E (2014). Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology – book reviewed by Emmylou Rahtz. Web link.

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