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Emel Yorganci graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015 with a BSc Psychology degree. She then completed her MSc in Psychiatric Research in 2016 at King’s College London.

Emel joined the Cicely Saunders Institute in January 2017 as a Research Assistant working with Dr Jonathan Koffman and Dr Catherine Evans working on the ImproveCare trial, which was the national, multi-centre feasibility cluster randomised control trial of the AMBER Care Bundle. She also worked on a systematic review focusing on the best ways to include adults across the trajectory of mental capacity in end of life care research as part of the MORECare Capacity project.

Emel started working as an ESRC PhD Training Fellow in September 2019, completing her PhD focusing on identifying patterns in healthcare utilisation and inequalities towards the end of life for individuals with dementia. She also works as part of the EMBED-Care programme, which aims to empower better end of life dementia care.

Emel is part of the Diversity & Inclusion, Widening Participation, and Mind & Body executive groups at the Cicely Saunders Institute.

Emel's research interests include dementia, end of life, routine data, transitions, social care, hospital admissions, A&E admissions and social inequalities.


  • Survey Research Techniques
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care Research


Research profile