Emily Arden-Close

Dr Emily Arden-Close

  • Principal Academic in Psychology
  • Poole House P328, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I completed my BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick in 2001. I then went on to complete an MSc in Health Psychology and a PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice at the University of Southampton. My PhD research involved testing the effect of a written emotional disclosure intervention on distress and quality of life in women with ovarian cancer and their partners.

After my PhD, I worked at the University of Sheffield on a Cancer Research UK funded grant exploring the impact of sperm banking before cancer treatment on immediate and longer-term quality of life. I then returned to Southampton, where I was employed on a HTA funded grant entitled 'BREATHE: Breathing Retraining for Asthma Trial of Home Exercises. This involved developing a booklet and DVD for use in a trial of breathing training, which I qualitatively piloted on people with asthma.

I was appointed to a mixed academic post at Southampton in 2012, and promoted to Lecturer in May 2013. I joined the university in September 2014...

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Research

My research focuses on the impact of chronic illness (particularly cancer and asthma) on quality of life in both patients and their partners/ families, and the development of interventions to improve quality of life in these conditions, including web-based interventions. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to achieve these aims. I am also interested in exploring the ways in which people use internet-based interventions. I am currently looking for PhD students to supervise in these areas.

Current projects I am involved in are as follows:

PROACTIVE: This is an intervention for men diagnosed with prostate cancer being managed by active surveillance, which consists of three group-based sessions supplemented by a website, in a randomized controlled feasibility trial. This work is being carried out in conjunction with colleagues at the University of Southampton. MOVA: Mindfulness in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer - A Feasibility Study This project looks at the effects of a group-based mindfulness programme on mental health and wellbeing in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.

Elvira is Associate Professor in Digital Marketing at Bournemouth University Business School and is part of the BU Responsible Gambling Research and Digital Marketing Research groups. Currently, Elvira is REF2028 Unit of Assessment 17 Output Champion and BU's Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Funding Panel Deputy Chair. Elvira has gained PhD with thesis titled 'Mobile Technology Capabilities and their role in service innovation practices in creative SMEs' and now is supervising other doctoral students in the fields of marketing and management with the focus on digital/interactive marketing. Currently, Dr Bolat is developing her emerging thought leadership in the areas of responsible digital marketing and influencer marketing through externally funded projects (i.e., GambleAware, ICRG) - work that she is developing into next REF assessment impact case studies. She was part of the REF2021 Trust repair impact case study that was submitted and feayured in the Unit of Assessment 17. Her research focuses on social media influencing, adoption of technology by businesses, trust repair in online space and responsible online gambling. Her consultancy projects have covered research related to responsible gambling practices, digital marketing planning and implementation for GambleAware, Dr Jackson's, Kudu Clothing and Eat Pho Ltd and others.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Arden-Close, E. and Eiser, C., 2010. Developmental and Family Factors. In: French, D., Vedhara, K., Kaptein, A.A. and Weinman, J., eds. Health Psychology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 372-383.

Conferences

  • Wang, R., Bush-Evans, R., Arden-Close, E., McAlaney, J., Hodge, S., Bolat, E., Thomas, S. and Phalp, K., 2024. Usability of Responsible Gambling Information on Gambling Operator’ Websites: A Webcam-Based Eye Tracking Study. In: The 2024 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications 4-7 June 2024 Glasgow. Proceedings of the 2024 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA ’24) ACM.
  • Gurgun, S., Noman, M., Arden-Close, E., Phalp, K. and Ali, R., 2024. How Would I Be Perceived If I Challenge Individuals Sharing Misinformation? Exploring Misperceptions in the UK and Arab Samples and the Potential for the Social Norms Approach. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 14636 LNCS, 133-150.
  • Singleton, H., Cui, Y., Ersser, S., Holley, D., Arden-Close, E., Thomas, S., Yang, X. and Roberts, A., 2023. Non-pharmacological interventions for eczema to distract children from itch. In: EADV 11-14 October 2023 Berlin.
  • Singleton, H., Thomas, S., Ersser, S., Arden-Close, E., Holley, D., Yang, X. and Glithro, R., 2023. Distraction for childhood eczema. In: 34th International Sigma Nursing Research Congress 20-23 July 2023 Abu Dhabi.
  • Gurgun, S., Arden-Close, E., McAlaney, J., Phalp, K. and Ali, R., 2023. Can We Re-design Social Media to Persuade People to Challenge Misinformation? An Exploratory Study. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 13832 LNCS, 123-141.
  • Cemiloglu, D., Arden-Close, E., Hodge, S.E., Jiang, N. and Ali, R., 2023. Me Versus Them: Exploring the Perception of Susceptibility to Persuasion in Oneself and Others in Online Gambling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 13832 LNCS, 369-388.
  • Singleton, H., Ersser, S., Arden-Close, E., Thomas, S., Holley, D. and Yang, X., 2022. Eczema Research. In: Sigma London and the South Hub Conference 6 April 2022 Virtual.
  • Arden-Close, E., Bolat, E., Vuillier, L. and Ali, R., 2022. Perceptions of Interactive, Real-Time Persuasive Technology for Managing Online Gambling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 13213 LNCS, 28-42.
  • Cemiloglu, D., Arden-Close, E., Hodge, S., Kostoulas, T., Ali, R. and Catania, M., 2020. Towards ethical requirements for addictive technology: The case of online gambling. Proceedings - Ethics in Requirements Engineering Research and Practice, REthics 2020, 1-10.
  • Altuwairiqi, M., Arden-Close, E., Bolat, E., Renshaw-Vuillier, L. and Ali, R., 2019. When people are problematically attached to social media: How would the design matter? Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2019-October, 4211-4218.
  • Alutaybi, A., Arden-Close, E., McAlaney, J., Stefanidis, A., Phalp, K. and Ali, R., 2019. How can social networks design trigger fear of missing out? Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2019-October, 3758-3765.
  • Alutaybi, A., McAlaney, J., Arden-Close, E., Stefanidis, A., Phalp, K. and Ali, R., 2019. Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) as Really Lived: Five Classifications and one Ecology. BESC 2019 - 6th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing, Proceedings.
  • Altuwairiqi, M., Arden-Close, E., Jiang, N., Powell, G. and Ali, R., 2019. Problematic Attachment to Social Media: The Psychological States vs Usage Styles. Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2019-May.
  • McAlaney, J., Close, E.A. and Ali, R., 2019. Gender differences in attitudes towards prevention and intervention messages for digital addiction. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 931, 806-818.
  • Altuwairiqi, M., Arden-Close, E., Jiang, N., Powell, G. and Ali, R., 2019. Problematic Attachment to Social Media: the Psychological States vs Usage Styles. 2019 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH CHALLENGES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (RCIS), 229-234.
  • Bolat, E., Ali, R. and Arden-Close, E., 2018. Value co-creation as an open business model: the case of gambling industry. In: 7th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business (ICSR 2018) 12-13 October 2018 Oslo, Norway.
  • Bolat, E., Ali, R. and Arden-Close, E., 2018. Description: fund, to travel to Portugal in May-June 2018. In: Robson, J. and Kooli, K., eds. 17th International Congress on Nonprofit and public marketing 6-7 September 2018 Bournemouth, UK. Vanilla, shock and entertainment: marketing in the era of emotions International Congress on Public and Nonprofit Marketing, 1 Bournemouth, UK: Bournemouth University.
  • Drosatos, G., Arden-Close, E., Bolat, E., Vuillier, L., McAlaney, J., Phalp, K. et al., 2018. Empowering responsible online gambling by real-time persuasive information systems. Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2018-May, 1-11.
  • Arden-Close, E., Yeoh, C.C., Davies, G., Watts, S., Gibbs, R., Tarrant, R., Lewith, G. and Bell, L., 2018. Experiences of mindfulness for ovarian cancer: a focus group study. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 27, 15-16.
  • Yeoh, C.C., Watts, S., Stuart, B., Davies, G., Arden-Close, E., Forsyth, R., Gibbs, R. and Lewith, G., 2018. Effects of mindfulness on wellbeing in ovarian cancer. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 27, 21.
  • Arden-Close, E., Watts, S., Lewith, G., Doe, J., Wilde, B. and Bayne, L., 2017. The supportive management of depression and anxiety in ovarian cancer patients experiencing a first recurrence: A qualitative investigation. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 26, 81.
  • Lewith, G., Arden-Close, E. et al., 2016. PROACTIVE: PROSTATE Cancer Support Intervention for Active Surveillance: protocol for a multi-centre feasibility trial. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 25, 16.
  • Juniper, E.F., Lambe, J., Thomas, M., Arden-Close, E. and Grataloup, G., 2015. USABILITY TESTING OF THE WEB-BASED VERSIONS OF THE STANDARDISED ASTHMA QUALITY OF LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR 12 YEARS AND OLDER (AQLQ(S)+12) AND THE ASTHMA CONTROL QUESTIONNAIRE (ACQ-6). VALUE IN HEALTH, 18 (3), A27-A28.
  • Kirby, S.E., Miles, C., Arden-Close, E., Yardley, L., Bruton, A., Hankins, M. and Thomas, D.M., 2014. BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO EFFECTIVE SELF-MANAGEMENT OF ASTHMA - A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND THEMATIC SYNTHESIS. THORAX, 69, A96.
  • Watts, S., Leydon, G., Ridout, A.J., Arden-Close, E., Moore, C.M., Richardson, A., Birch, B. and Lewith, G., 2013. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN MEN ON ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE FOR PROSTATE CANCER. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 189 (4), E93-E94.
  • Watts, S.D., Lewith, G., Leydon, G., Arden-Close, E., Birch, B., Moore, C.M., Ridout, A. and Richardson, A., 2013. The prevalence of depression and anxiety in men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer. BJU INTERNATIONAL, 111, 15.
  • Watts, S., Lewith, G., Leydon, G., Birch, B. and Arden-Close, E., 2013. Managing Distress in Prostate Cancer: a feasibility study into the design and evaluation of a novel psychological support intervention for managing distress in prostate cancer. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22, 20.
  • Gidron, Y., Arden-Close, E., Bayne, L. and Moss-Morris, R., 2013. Does intra-marital communication predict levels of CA125 in women with ovarian cancer? Two sides to a coin. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22, 8.
  • Arden-Close, E., Barton, L., Morris, K., Eiser, C. and Pacey, A., 2009. Long term attitudes to banked sperm following cancer treatment: Clinic attendance and attitudes to disposal. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24, 84.
  • Arden-Close, E., Gidron, Y., Moss-Morris, R. and Bayne, L., 2008. Effects of guided written disclosure on wellbeing in ovarian cancer patients and their partners. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 56-57.
  • Arden-Close, E.J., Gidron, Y., Moss-Morris, R.E. and Bayne, L., 2006. Written disclosure and stress management reduce psychological distress in ovarian cancer. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 15 (2), S161.
  • Arden-Close, E., Gidron, Y., Moss-Morris, R. and Bayne, L., 2006. Written disclosure and stress management reduce psychological distress in ovarian cancer. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 14.
  • Arden-Close, E., Gidron, Y. and Duncan, E., 2005. Can the guided disclosure protocol increase sense of coherence? PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 20, 16.

Reports

Posters

Others

PhD Students

  • Selin Gurgun, 2024. Crowdsourcing reality: Using technology to combat the spread of misinformation, (In progress)
  • Lucy Boxall. Reducing free sugar intakes: Evidence for effective dietary recommendations., (In progress)
  • Tessa Corner, 2023. A mixed methods exploration of the lived experience of pre-addiction and long-term recovery, (Completed)
  • Liliana Moyers Ruiz, 2016. Chemo Brain and Prospective Memory in Breast Cancer Patients: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Agata Wezyk, 2020. Understanding stress and health through the use of metaphor
  • Deniz Cemiloglu, 2023. Explainable Persuasion for Persuasive Interfaces: The Case of Online Gambling

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Research Methods (ARMS) - lectures on Mixed Methods and Systematic Reviewing
  • Experience of Chronic Illness and Delivery of Healthcare - unit leader
  • 1 Week Placement (MSc Health Psychology) - unit leader

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Developmental and Counselling Psychology (Level 4) - teach Counselling content
  • Health Psychology (Level 6): Lecture on Psycho-Oncology
  • Developmental and Applied Psychology L5: Lecture on Health Psychology
  • Skills for Therapy Practice
  • Emotions, Mental Health and Affective Neuroscience (Level 6) - Lecture on Written Emotional Disclosure

Grants

  • Picturing and voicing responsible online gambling (Economic and Social Research Council, 11 Sep 2020). Completed
  • Powerful Social Norms, Meaningful Transparency and Data-Informed Behavioural Change for Responsible Online Gambling (EROGamb 2.0) (GambleAware, 01 Mar 2020). In Progress
  • Participatory Design of Interactive Persuasive Gambling Awareness: Enabling Gambler-Centered Innovation (National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), 01 Apr 2019). Awarded
  • MOVA: Mindfulness in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer – a feasibility study (NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, 01 Nov 2016). Awarded
  • PROACTIVE: PROSTATE Cancer Support Intervention for Managing ACTIVE Surveillance: a multi-centre feasibility trial (Prostate Cancer UK, 01 Sep 2015). Awarded
  • Managing Distress in Primary Care: a feasibility study into the design and evaluation of a novel psychological support intervention for managing distress in prostate cancer (NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, 01 Jun 2013). Completed
  • Managing Distress in Primary Care: a feasibility study into the design and evaluation of a novel psychological support intervention for managing distress in prostate cancer (NIHR National School for Primary Care Research, 01 Jan 2013). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Wessex Cancer Trust, Trustee (2020-)
  • British Psychological Society, Continuing Professional Development Chair - DHP (2016-2019)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, MSc Health Psychology
  • Member of the Athena SWAN Committee - Psychology, Psychology Department Athena SWAN Committee
  • Level 6 tutor, BSc (Hons) Psychology - Level 6

Attended Training

  • BPS Supervision Skills workshops (4 workshops), 17 Jul 2015, Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor - British Psychological Society

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Academic Practice (University of Southampton, 2014)
  • PhD in Health Psychology Research & Professional Practice (University of Southampton, 2009)
  • MSc in Health Psychology (University of Southampton, 2005)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Warwick, 2001)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2014-),
  • Health Professions Council, Health Psychologist (2013-),
  • British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow (2012-),