Biography

Dr Emma Ward is a Senior Research Associate in Norwich Medical School, and is an associate tutor teaching on the SSF MRes programme. Dr Ward is an experienced mixed methods researcher with a background in social work research and researching young people and vulnerable groups. In 2016 she become a member of the UEA Addiction Research group working on smoking relapse prevention studies. Between 2006 and 2017, Emma was contracted on various research projects within the Centre for Research on Children and Families at UEA.  Emma graduated in 2009 with a PhD from UEA and she was previously an undergraduate student on the UEA BSc Psychosocial Sciences programme.

 

Links

UEA Addiction Research

Centre for Research on Children and Families

 

 

All Publications

Ward, E., Cox, S., Dawkins, L., Jakes, S., Holland, R., Notley, C.

(2018)

A Qualitative Exploration of the Role of Vape Shop Environments in Supporting Smoking Abstinence,

in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

15

(2)

article no. 297

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Panagiotaki, G., Hopkins, M., Nobes, G., Ward, E., Griffiths, D.

(2018)

Children’s and adults’ understanding of death: Cognitive, parental, and experiential influences,

in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

166

pp. 96-115

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Biggart, L., Ward, E., Cook, L., Schofield, G.

(2017)

The team as a secure base: Promoting resilience and competence in child and family social work,

in Children and Youth Services Review

83

pp. 119-130

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(Article)

(Published)


Notley, C., Dawkins, L., Ward, E., Holland, R.

(2017)

The unique contribution of e-cigarettes for avoiding relapse to smoking – consumer experiences of quitting, switching, dual using, and ‘permissive lapse’ on the path to maintaining abstinence,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Larsson, B., Ward, E.

(2017)

Risk, resilience and identity construction in the life narratives of young people leaving residential care,

in Child and Family Social Work

22

(2)

pp. 782–791

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(Article)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Ward, E., Larsson, B.

(2015)

Moving On - But Staying Connected: An exploration of young people's transitions from Break and the role of the Moving On team,

Centre for Research on Children and Families, UEA

Full Text

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Biggart, L., Ward, E., Larsson, B.

(2015)

Looked after children and offending: an exploration of risk, resilience and the role of social cognition,

in Children and Youth Services Review

51

pp. 125–133

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(Article)

(Published)


Neil, E., Beek, M., Ward, E.

(2015)

Contact after Adoption: A longitudinal study of post adoption contact arrangements,

Coram BAAF

ISBN ISBN 978 1 910039 33 5

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Neil, B., Beek, M., Ward, E.

(2014)

Contact after Adoption: A longitudinal study of adopted young people and their adoptive parents and birth relatives,

BAAF

ISBN 9781910039137

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Biggart, L., Ward, E., Scaife, V., Dodsworth, J., Haynes, A., Larsson, B.

(2014)

Looked after children and offending: Reducing risk and promoting resilience,

BAAF

ISBN 9781910039045

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Neil, B., Beek, M., Ward, E.

(2013)

Contact after adoption: a follow-up in late adolescence,

Centre for Research on Children and Families, UEA

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(Book)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Beek, M., Ward, E., Biggart, L.

(2013)

Professional foster carer and committed parent: Role conflict and role enrichment at the interface between work and family in long-term foster care,

in Child and Family Social Work

18

(1)

pp. 46-56

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(Article)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Beek, M., Ward, E.

(2011)

Part of the Family: Planning for permanence in family foster care,

in Children and Youth Services Review

34

(1)

pp. 244-253

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Ward, E.

(2011)

Understanding and working with parents of children in long-term foster care,

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Moldestad, B., Hojer, I., Ward, E., Skilbred, D., Young, J., Havik, T.

(2011)

Managing Loss and a Threatened Identity: Experiences of Parents of Children Growing Up in Foster Care, the Perspectives of their Social Workers and Implications for Practice,

in British Journal of Social Work

41

(1)

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(Article)

(Published)


Ward, E.

(2011)

Taking the next step: enquirers to National Adoption Week one year on,

in Adoption and Fostering

35

pp. 6-18

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Schofield, G., Ward, E., Warman, A., Simmonds, J., Butler, J.

(2008)

Permanence in Foster Care: A Study of Care Planning and Practice in England and Wales,

BAAF

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Emma is experienced at project managing research studies and is skilled at both qualitative and quantitative methods.
 
UEA Projects:

Project HATCH Staying Healthy AfTer Childbirth - Dr Caitlin Notley, Dr Emma Ward, Dr Allison Kurti, Dr Claire Adams Spears, Dr Fiona Mitchell, Dr Angelos Kassianos, Dr Jamie Payton, Dr Dian Nostikasari

ECTra Electronic Cigarette Trajectories - 2016-2017 Dr Caitlin Notley, Professor Richard Holland, Dr Lynne Dawkins, Dr Emma Ward (Cancer Research UK)

Experiences and Identity Development of LGBTQ Young People in Care - 2014-2017 Dr Jeanette Cossar, Professor Gillian Schofield, Dr Emma Ward, Dr Pippa Belderson, Dr Birgit Larsson, Dr Julia Keenen, Dr Jane Dodsworth (ESRC)

Emotional Intelligence and Performance amongst Social Workers - 2014-2016 Dr Laura Biggart, Dr Emma Ward, Laura Cook (ESRC)

Children's and Adults' Reasoning About Death - 2016 Dr Georgia Panagiotaki, Dr Michelle Hopkins, Dr Gavin Nobes, Dr Emma Ward (internal funding) 

Evaluation of the Transitions and Mentoring Service at Break - 2013-2014 Professor Gillian Schofield, Dr Emma Ward, Dr Birgit Larsson (Esmee Fairbairn Foundation).

The Development of a Proposal to Evaluate the SafeBase Intervention - 2013-2014 Dr Beth Neil, Dr Emma Ward (Halley Stewart Trust)

Contact after Adoption: Stage 3 - 2012-2013 Professor Beth Neil, Dr Mary Beek and Dr Emma Ward (Nuffield Foundation). 

Looked after Children and Offending - 2010-2011 Professor Gillian Schofield, Dr Emma Ward. Dr Laura Biggart, Dr Vicky Scaife, Dr Jane Dodsworth, Dr Birgit Larsson, Dr Alice Haynes and Nigel Stone in partnership with TACT (Big Lottery Fund).

Care Planning for Permanence in Foster Care - 2008-2010 Professor Gillian Schofield, Dr Emma Ward, Dr Mary Beek (Nuffield Foundation).

Parents of Children Growing Up in Foster Care - 2008-2009  Professor Gillian Schofield, Dr Emma Ward, Julie Young, in partnership with the University of Bergen, Norway and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (ESRC).

Permanence in Foster Care - 2006-2007 Professor Gillian Schofield and Dr Emma Ward, in partnership with BAAF and Fostering Network (Big Lottery Fund).

Prospective Adoptive Parents - 2003-2008 PhD thesis, supervised by Dr Beth Neil in partnership with BAAF.

 

 

 

Teaching Interests

I have taught research methods, developmental psychology, and interpersonal communication with undergraduate and postgraduate students.  I have also demonstrated research software to students and staff. 

UEA teaching programmes I have contributed to include:

MRes in Social Science

BSc Psychology
MSc Child and Family Research/Psychology
Faculty of Social Science Professional and Personal Development Postgraduate Training Programme
BSc Psychosocial Sciences 

Key Responsibilities

I have taught research methods, developmental psychology, and interpersonal communication with undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have also demonstrated research software to students and staff.

UEA teaching programmes I have contributed to include:

MRes in Social Science

BSc Psychology

MSc Child and Family Research/Psychology

Faculty of Social Science Professional and Personal Development Postgraduate Training Programme

BSc Psychosocial Sciences