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Dr Emmylou Rahtz

Research Fellow

 01872 258153

 Knowledge Spa 

 

University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Overview

Emmylou’s research addresses the relationships between physical health and wellbeing and the social, cultural and environmental contexts which affect these relationships. She has explored these in varied settings, from the influence of street violence on psychological wellbeing and distress, to the role of the ethic of care in the third sector, to urban greenspaces shaping health and wellbeing inequalities at individual and community levels. She is currently working on GroundsWell, a PRP-funded project with a focus on exploring the decision-making arrangements and contexts of urban greenspace and urban bluespace initiatives for health, co-benefits and inequalities.

She is a mixed methods researcher with a strong interest in developing novel and creative methods, and a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach. Methods used to date include short story and arts-based qualitative enquiry, and qualitative surveys as well as quantitative approaches. Emmylou is also passionate about research engagement and impact, and has been involved in creating hospital exhibitions, experiential science events at festivals and workshops to disseminate and interrogate research findings.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queen Mary University of London): The trauma of trauma: a prospective study of psychological distress following physical injury
  • MA (King's College London)

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Rahtz E, Warber SL, Goldingay S, Dieppe P (2021). Transcendent Experiences Among Pilgrims to Lourdes: a Qualitative Investigation. J Relig Health, 60(6), 3788-3806. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E, Warber SL, Dieppe P (2019). Understanding public perceptions of healing: an arts-based qualitative study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 45, 25-32. Abstract.
Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2018). Are facial injuries really different? an observational cohort study comparing appearance concern and psychological distress in facial trauma and non-facial trauma patients. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 71(1), 62-71.
Rahtz E, Bonnell S, Goldingay S, Warber S, Dieppe P (2017). Transformational Changes in Health Status: a Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments. Explore (NY), 13(5), 298-305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E, Bhui K, Smuk M, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2017). Violent injury predicts poor psychological outcomes after traumatic injury in a hard-to-reach population: an observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 7
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, Warber SL, Goldingay S, Dieppe P (2021). Transcendent Experiences Among Pilgrims to Lourdes: a Qualitative Investigation. J Relig Health, 60(6), 3788-3806. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E, Child S, Knight S, Warber SL, Dieppe P (2019). Clients of UK healers: a mixed methods survey of their demography, health problems, and experiences of healing. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 72-77. Abstract.
Skinner HK, Rahtz E, Korszun A (2019). Interviews following physical trauma: a thematic analysis. International Emergency Nursing, 42, 19-24. Abstract.
Rahtz E, Warber SL, Dieppe P (2019). Understanding public perceptions of healing: an arts-based qualitative study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 45, 25-32. Abstract.
Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2018). Are facial injuries really different? an observational cohort study comparing appearance concern and psychological distress in facial trauma and non-facial trauma patients. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 71(1), 62-71.
Rahtz E, Bonnell S, Goldingay S, Warber S, Dieppe P (2017). Transformational Changes in Health Status: a Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments. Explore (NY), 13(5), 298-305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E, Bhui K, Smuk M, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2017). Violent injury predicts poor psychological outcomes after traumatic injury in a hard-to-reach population: an observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 7
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.

Chapters

Goldingay S, Dieppe P, Warber S, Rahtz E (2021). Nourishing exchanges. In  (Ed) Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity, 100-123.

Conferences

Rahtz E, Szaboova L, Guell C, Bell S (2022). P38 Nurturing and negotiating health and wellbeing in small businesses during Covid-19: a qualitative study. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting.
Rahtz E (2013). Psychological distress following traumatic facial injury in an East London population.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2022

Rahtz E, Szaboova L, Guell C, Bell S (2022). P38 Nurturing and negotiating health and wellbeing in small businesses during Covid-19: a qualitative study. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting.

2021

Goldingay S, Dieppe P, Warber S, Rahtz E (2021). Nourishing exchanges. In  (Ed) Spiritual, Religious, and Faith-Based Practices in Chronicity, 100-123.
Rahtz E, Warber SL, Goldingay S, Dieppe P (2021). Transcendent Experiences Among Pilgrims to Lourdes: a Qualitative Investigation. J Relig Health, 60(6), 3788-3806. Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Rahtz E, Child S, Knight S, Warber SL, Dieppe P (2019). Clients of UK healers: a mixed methods survey of their demography, health problems, and experiences of healing. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 72-77. Abstract.
Skinner HK, Rahtz E, Korszun A (2019). Interviews following physical trauma: a thematic analysis. International Emergency Nursing, 42, 19-24. Abstract.
Rahtz E, Warber SL, Dieppe P (2019). Understanding public perceptions of healing: an arts-based qualitative study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 45, 25-32. Abstract.

2018

Rahtz E, Bhui K, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2018). Are facial injuries really different? an observational cohort study comparing appearance concern and psychological distress in facial trauma and non-facial trauma patients. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 71(1), 62-71.

2017

Rahtz E (2017). The psychological impact of gang violence.  Abstract.  Author URL. Web link.
Rahtz E, Bonnell S, Goldingay S, Warber S, Dieppe P (2017). Transformational Changes in Health Status: a Qualitative Exploration of Healing Moments. Explore (NY), 13(5), 298-305. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rahtz E, Bhui K, Smuk M, Hutchison I, Korszun A (2017). Violent injury predicts poor psychological outcomes after traumatic injury in a hard-to-reach population: an observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 7

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.

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.

2013

Rahtz E (2013). Psychological distress following traumatic facial injury in an East London population.  Author URL.

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