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Dr Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld is a Health Psychologist and Associate Professor in Ageing and Digital Living. Dr Wilson-Menzfeld completed her PhD, which was funded by the Medical Research Council, in 2014 at Teesside University. Prior to her role as a Senior Lecturer, Gemma held the position of Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Applied Health and then subsequntly Vice Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Applied Health, both at Northumbria University.

Dr Wilson-Menzfeld’s research focuses on Ageing and Psychosocial wellbeing, specifically in the areas of social isolation and loneliness and digital exclusion. Her methodological expertise lies in qualitative and mixed methods, as well as expertise in visual research methods.   

Gemma is part of the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research at Northumbria University, and she leads the Ageing Veterans and Military Families’ research theme within the hub.

Dr Wilson-Menzfeld has extensive experience of leading research and has worked with multiple partners from academic settings, third sector settings, and SMEs. She is also an experienced academic supervisor and mentor.

Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus West
Room D202


Dr Wilson-Menzfeld is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Associate Professor in Ageing and Digital Living at Northumbria University, UK. Dr Wilson-Menzfeld's academic interests include: Ageing and psycho-social well-being, digital inclusion, social participation, and digital health.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Identifying and understanding digital exclusion: A mixed-methods study, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Erfani, G., Young-Murphy, L., Charlton, W., De Luca, H., Brittain, K., Steven, A. 10 Jun 2024, In: Behaviour and Information Technology
  • Military Widows’ Experiences of Social Isolation, Loneliness and Unmet Social Needs, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., Moreland, M., Collins, T., Erfani, G., Johnson, A. 10 Apr 2024, In: Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • Supporting older men’s social participation: A framework for engagement, Cowen, K., Collins, T., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Carr, S. 23 May 2024, In: The Journal of Men's Studies
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in Community Development to combat social isolation and loneliness, Cowen, K., Collins, T., Carr, S., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 27 Mar 2024, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity, McGill, G., Mann, E., Moreland, M., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 18 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • Bereaved UK military families: A mixed methods study on the provision of practical and emotional support, Fadeeva, A., Mann, E., McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., Melling, A., Kiernan, M. 21 Apr 2023, In: Death Studies
  • Corrigendum: Learning digital skills online: empowering older adults through one-to-one, online digital training provision, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J., Moreland, M., Raw, H., Johnson, A. 8 Dec 2023, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Exploring Military Widows' Experiences of Social Isolation and Loneliness, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., Kiernan, M., Collins, T., Johnson, A., Erfani, G., Moreland, M., Harrison, N. 6 Mar 2023
  • Frailty nurse and GP-led models of care in care homes: the role of contextual factors impacting Enhanced health in care homes framework implementation, Sattar, Z., Young-Murphy, L., Craig, L., Steven, A., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 3 Feb 2023, In: BMC Geriatrics
  • Integration of Research into EMDR Practice: Exploration of Methods, Osborne, A., Gates, J., Mann, E., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 20 Apr 2023, The Oxford Handbook of EMDR, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Alison Osborne Intermittent Separation: Exploring the psycho-social impact on dispersed military families Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 29/06/2021

  • Psychology December 10 2018
  • PhD May 20 2014
  • Chartered member (MBPsS) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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