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portrait of Lydia Emerson

Lydia Emerson

Research Fellow

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Lydia is a clinical researcher who joined City, University of London as a research fellow in 2018.

Lydia did her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Queen's University Belfast. She completed a Masters in Public Health at Queen's University Belfast in 2013. In 2014 Lydia was awarded a four-year PhD fellowship by the Medical Research Council Hubs for Trials Methodology Research, also undertaken at Queen's University Belfast.

Lydia's research interests focus on clinical trials methodology. She has a specific interest in process evaluation of complex intervention trials in critical care.


  1. Masters in Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
  2. BSc (Hons) Health Sciences (Adult branch), Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom


  1. Research Fellow, City, University of London, Oct 2018 – present


Journal articles (3)

  1. Wade, D.M., Mouncey, P.R., Richards-Belle, A., Wulff, J., Harrison, D.A., Sadique, M.Z. … Rowan, K.M. (2019). Effect of a Nurse-Led Preventive Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Critically Ill Patients. JAMA, 321(7), pp. 665–665. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0073.
  2. Richards-Belle, A., Mouncey, P.R., Wade, D., Brewin, C.R., Emerson, L.M., Grieve, R. … Rowan, K.M. (2018). Psychological Outcomes following a nurse-led Preventative Psychological Intervention for critically ill patients (POPPI): protocol for a cluster-randomised clinical trial of a complex intervention. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020908.
  3. Hellyer, T.P., Anderson, N.H., Parker, J., Dark, P., Van Den Broeck, T., Singh, S. … Simpson, A.J. (2016). Effectiveness of biomarker-based exclusion of ventilator-acquired pneumonia to reduce antibiotic use (VAPrapid-2): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1442-x.