Dr Emma Kaminskiy

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology

Emma is a critical health psychologist interested in qualitative methods and participatory approaches.

emma.kaminskiy@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Emma joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Lecturer in Psychology in 2014 and is a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and Honorary Secretary of the BPS East of England Branch. Emma is also affiliated with Sustainable Public Health and Social Care Research Centre (SPHRC) based at Anglia Ruskin University.

Emma’s research interests centre on how people utilise choice in psychiatric encounters and considerations of power and stigma in this context. Related interests include wellbeing, positive psychology, therapeutic relationships and critical health psychology.

Research interests

Mental health services, and evaluating co production, service user involvement, and shared decision making in mental health settings.
Critical perspectives and community health psychology, in particular considerations of power and psychiatry.
Wellbeing among students, and embedding emotions for learning in the curriculum
Qualitative methods and participatory approaches in psychology

Areas of research supervision

Psychological formulation practices and cultures of practices in mental health inpatient settings.
Examinations of attitudes and stigma for mental health.
Social determinants of health.

Teaching

Emma currently leads the level 4 module Introduction to Clinical and Health Psychology and the level 6 module Critical Issues in Health Psychology and contributes to the teaching of qualitative methods at level 5.

Qualifications

PhD, Anglia Ruskin University, 2014

MSc Organisational Psychology, City University, 2010

BSc (Hons) Psychology, City University, 2000


Memberships, editorial boards

  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society.
  • Honorary Secretary, East of England Branch, British Psychological Society
  • Registered Test User (Occupational Ability), British Psychological Society
  • Registered Test User (Occupational Personality), British Psychological Society

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Kaminskiy, E., Rose, J., & Rae, S. (2019). ‘Improving mental health service provision through user involvement: A Scoping Review’. SPHRC, Anglia Ruskin University Pump priming fund: £2000

Kaminskiy, E. (2017-2020). A PhD studentship - study of the Use of Personal Narratives for Reducing Coercion. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust Strategic fund:  – A PhD Studentship: £42,171

Kaminskiy, E. (2014). An Evaluation of South Essex Partnership Trust’s Recovery College. Health & Wellbeing Academy, Anglia Ruskin University: £8,800


Selected recent publications

Kaminskiy, E. and Finlay, M. (2018). It does take two to tango: An applied conversation analysis of recorded meetings between psychiatrists and service users discussing medication. Health Communication

 

Lombardo, C., Van Bortel, T., Wagner, A. P., Kaminskiy, E., Wilson, C., Krishnamoorthy, T., ... & Ray, M. K. (2018). PROGRESS: the PROMISE governance framework to decrease coercion in mental healthcare. BMJ Open Qual, 7(3), e000332.

 

Perestelo-Perez, L.,Rivero-Santana, A., Alvarez-Perez,Y., Zisman-Ilani, Y., Kaminskiy, E., Serrano-Aguilara, P. (2017). Measurement issues of shared decision making in mental health: Challenges and Opportunities. Mental Health Review Journal

 

Morant, N., Kaminskiy, E., & Ramon, S. (2015). Shared decision making for psychiatric medication management: beyond the microsocial. Health Expectations.

 

Kaminskiy, E. (2015). The Elephant in the Room: A Theoretical Examination of Power for Shared Decision Making in Psychiatric Medication Management. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity, and Practice, 4(2), 19-38.

 

Kaminskiy, E., Ramon, S., and Morant, N. (2013). Exploring Shared Decision Making for Psychiatric Medication Management. In S. Walker. (ed) Modern Mental Health Practice - Critical Voices. (pp. 33-49). Critical Publishing. PCS Books, Ross on Wye.


Recent presentations and conferences

Kaminskiy, E., 2014. Exploring collaborative psychiatric medication management – Findings from a PhD study. Paper presented at the 5th Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference, Chania, Crete.

Kaminskiy, E., 2014. A study of Shared Decision Making in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust. Paper and workshop presented at the Shared Involvement in Medication Management Education Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Finlay, M., Rohleder, P., Kaminskiy, E., Manning, R., McDermott, D., Zawiszka, M. and Luyt, R., 2014. Assaults on Identity. Public lecture for Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge.