Emma Louise Broglia

Emma Louise Broglia
The University of Sheffield | Sheffield · Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science)

PhD in student mental health and university counselling

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Introduction
Research Clinic Manager and Research Lead for clinical services at the University of Sheffield. I recently led the evaluation of an OfS funded project exploring referral pathways between university counselling services and NHS, which led to a practice based toolkit to support cross-sector partnerships. I am on the national SMaRteN network leadership team where I oversee a project linking longitudinal studies into student mental health.
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - December 2017
The University of Sheffield
Position
  • PhD Student
April 2014 - November 2014
University of Birmingham
Position
  • CLAHRC-WM Trial Coordinator for Maternity and Child Health Research
March 2012 - July 2014
University of Birmingham
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2010 - September 2011
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience
September 2007 - August 2010
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (28)
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Background The high prevalence of mental distress among university students is gaining academic, policy and public attention. As the volume of research into student mental health increases, it is important to involve students to ensure that the evidence produced can translate into meaningful improvements. Aims For the first time, we consult UK stu...
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The collection and use of rich data on student mental health are necessary to inform practice and policy, and ultimately lead to improved outcomes. Here, rich data refers to the combination of large and representative data sets, as well as detailed accounts of lived experiences and perspectives. We argue that such data are necessary to respond to t...
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Background The student mental health landscape in higher education requires preventative strategies that maintain daily functioning as well as early intervention to respond to episodes of mental ill-health. As a community, this requires capturing the needs of students in the general university population as well as those using counselling and psych...
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Drawing on thematic analysis of six student co‐creation panels, conducted during the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter consultations, this paper elucidates students’ perspectives and proposals regarding the current issues and challenges around university student mental health and well‐being support services. In particular, panels ident...
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There remain barriers to securing robust and complete datasets from counselling embedded in Higher Education (HE). This study aimed to provide the first step towards developing a national dataset of student counselling outcomes drawn from differing outcome measures, platforms and reporting on all clients. Data from four counselling services using t...
Chapter
This chapter encourages you to address some of the challenges when engaging with research, after reading this book. The chapter encourages you to build an evidence base born out of clinical practice, stressing the need for practitioners, such as yourself, to continue to engage with research and question your daily practice. The chapter refers to an...
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Against a background of huge changes in the world of university and college students since the turn of the millennium, together with a multitude of reports on student mental health/wellbeing, this article argues that the field of student mental health is hampered by the imprecise use of terms, a rush to action by universities in the absence of a ro...
Preprint
BACKGROUND Anxiety and depression continue to be prominent experiences of students approaching their university counseling service. These services face unique challenges to ensure that they continue to offer quality support to a growing student population and with less resource. The convenience and availability of mobile phone applications (apps) o...
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Background: Anxiety and depression continue to be prominent experiences of students approaching their university counseling service. These services face unique challenges to ensure that they continue to offer quality support with fewer resources to a growing student population. The convenience and availability of mobile phone apps offer innovative...
Conference Paper
Attainment gaps for some students, such as those from BME or lower socio-economic backgrounds have been acknowledged in UK higher education for quite some time (Brocke & Nichols, 2006; ECU, 2016). As these gaps exist despite controlling for prior attainment, we know they emerge once students enter HE. Existing research highlights how these gaps can...
Conference Paper
This paper considers the experience of students groups known to have unexplained attainment gaps in the context of personal tutoring. We seek to understand from the student’s perspective the specific nature of these roles and relationships. Considering the ways in which these roles can and do impact the factors which contribute to gaps in attainmen...
Poster
Attainment gaps for students, such as those from BME or lower socio-economic backgrounds, have been acknowledged in UK higher education for quite some time (Brocke, Nichols, 2006; ECU, 2016). As these gaps are controlled for prior attainment, we know they emerge once students enter HE. Existing research highlights how these gaps can be the influenc...
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Background: with reports continually demonstrating increased demand and severity of student mental health needs, it is important to gain a fuller understanding of the impact on embedded student counselling services. Aims: to identify (1) service similarities; (2) factors which impact on services; (3) characteristics of service users; and (4) identi...
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Background: University counselling services face a unique challenge to offer short-term therapeutic support to students presenting with complex mental health needs, and in a setting which suits the academic timetable. The recent availability of mobile phone applications (apps) offer an opportunity to supplement face-to-face therapy and have the pot...
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Background: The burden and severity of student mental health continues to increase in parallel with increasing financial pressures on students and services alike. There is a need for a student-specific measure of distress that acknowledges their unique context. This study examined the feasibility, acceptance, and initial psychometric properties of...
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We present the first study to examine indicators of autonomic arousal associated with shifts in body image and as a function of predisposition to report spontaneous anomalous bodily experiences (ABEs) from nonclinical samples. Participants completed the Temporal-Lobe Experience subscale of the Cardiff Anomalous Perception scale-a measure associated...
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The majority of adolescent sleep research has utilized self-reported sleep duration and some have based information on a solitary question. Whilst some have claimed to have validated sleep survey data with objective actigraphy measures in adolescents, the statistical approach applied only demonstrates the strength of the association between subject...
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Introduction: The current study examined the presence of cortical hyperexcitability, in nonclinical hallucinators, reporting different forms of anomalous bodily experiences (ABEs). Groups reporting visual out-of-body experiences and nonvisual sensed-presence experiences were examined. It was hypothesised that only those hallucinators whose experie...
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Objective We tested the hypothesis that weekday bedtime use of 6 technologies would be significantly associated with 8 sleep parameters studied relating to sleep quantity, sleep quality, and parasomnias. Methods In our cross-sectional study, we previously administered validated age-appropriate questionnaires (School Sleep Habits Survey, Technology...
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Recent findings from studies of epileptic patients and schizotypes have suggested that disruptions in multi-sensory integration processes may underlie a predisposition to report out-of-body experiences (OBEs: Blanke et al., 2004; Mohr et al., 2006). It has been argued that these disruptions lead to a breakdown in own-body processing and embodiment....

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Projects (4)
Archived project
This project consisted of a battery of tasks exploring the cognitive processes underlying embodiment, perspective-taking and mental rotation to better understand out-of-body experiences, pattern glare and the rubber-hand illusion. Whilst this research is ongoing under the lead investigator Dr Jason Braithwaite, my involvement on these projects was part of undergraduate and postgraduate study.