Dr Emmylou Rahtz is researching the concept of healing in different settings: in biomedicine, in alternative and complementary therapy, in spiritual settings, and in natural environments. The project uses innovative qualitative methods.
After obtaining degrees in English Literature (Durham University, King’s College London), Emmylou worked in social research. As a project manager and research manager, she specialised in large scale longitudinal surveys of learning, skills and higher education. She obtained a BSc in Psychology (Birkbeck) in 2010. Her doctoral research (Queen Mary, University of London), completed in 2015, was an epidemiological investigation of the psychosocial impact of traumatic injuries.
PhD (QMUL): The trauma of trauma: a prospective study of psychological distress following physical injury
BSc (Hons) (Birkbeck)
BA (Hons) (Durham)