Emily Arden-Close

Dr Emily Arden-Close

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Poole House P127, 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.

Transparency and Explainability in Gaming Sites

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

  • 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.
  • 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., Ali, R. 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.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., 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., 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

PhD Students

  • Liliana Moyers Ruiz, 2016. Chemo Brain and Prospective Memory in Breast Cancer Patients: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • Tessa Corner. Is it possible to map the disease of addiction as a spectrum disorder?
  • Agata Wezyk, 2020. Understanding stress and health through the use of metaphor
  • Deniz Cemiloglu
  • Louise Smith

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Research Methods (ARMS) - lecture on Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Psychological Therapy - lecture on Psycho-Oncology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis 2b (EMSA 2b) - Unit Leader and teach Qualitative Research Methods
  • Health Psychology (Level 6): Lecture on Psycho-Oncology
  • 3rd year project: Currently supervising 10 projects

Grants

  • Picturing and voicing responsible online gambling (Economic and Social Research Council, 11 Sep 2020). In Progress
  • 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
  • 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

  • British Psychological Society, Continuing Professional Development Chair - DHP (2016-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Member of the Athena SWAN Committee - Psychology, Psychology Department Athena SWAN Committee
  • Level 6 tutor, BSc Hons (Psychology) Year 3

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-),