PhD Research Training Fellow
Emma has worked in the field of Nephrology nursing for 15 years. She completed her MSc at Kings College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. Emma has been awarded a PhD training fellowship from the Biomedical Research Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Her research interests include symptom prevalence in Chronic Kidney Disease and end of life experiences of patients withdrawing from dialysis. She completed a qualitative study to explore the healthcare needs of patients withdrawing from dialysis which identified the priorities for further research in an area where there is little prior evidence. Her PhD aims to describe the trajectory of illness and care received during the last year of life for those people with ESRD who die following withdrawal of dialysis.