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Dr Emma Teasdale BA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Emma Teasdale is a Research Fellow within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Dr Emma Teasdale is a Research Fellow in Primary Care and Population Sciences. She recently completed her PhD on understanding behavioural responses to acute respiratory infections. Her work used qualitative research methods to explore public perceptions of non-pharmaceutical interventions that aim to reduce the transmission of acute respiratory infections.

She previously worked as a Research Associate at Kings College London and within Psychology at University of Southampton. Her work involved conducting qualitative and quantitative studies to promote early presentation of breast cancer in older women, to improve the working lives of cancer health professionals, to explore and predict how people behave in response to influenza pandemics, and to develop and pilot a DVD-based behavioural intervention for improving asthma symptom control.

She is currently undertaking qualitative work in chronic kidney disease and childhood eczema.



BA (Hons), Psychology and German, Keele University, 1997

Msc, Health Psychology, City University London, 2006

PhD, University of Southampton, 2015




Research interests

Dr Teasdale is interested in using qualitative research methods to understand people’s behaviour in response to health threats. She is also interested in developing and evaluating online behavioural interventions that promote health and well-being within a primary care context.

She is currently undertaking a systematic review and meta-synthesis of patients’ perceptions and experiences of chronic kidney disease. This work aims to provide a higher order interpretation of existing qualitative data on patients’ understanding of CKD diagnosis and management, and contribute towards a theory to explain how patients conceptualise CKD and how understanding of the condition influences management choices.

She is also conducting a qualitative analysis of eczema and parenting online discussion forums to explore parents/carers’ views of topical corticosteroids for managing their children’s eczema.


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Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Research project(s)

CELLULITIS - Experiences of cellulitis and views about causation and prevention

Cellulitis is a painful bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissues, usually as a result of breaks in the skin allowing bacteria to get through. This is a survey and interview study of people who have had cellulitis to find out more about their views around the causes of cellulitis and their experiences of preventing recurrent episodes.

ECO - Eczema Care Online

This programme of research aims to promote effective eczema self-care by improving individuals’ knowledge of eczema treatments and influencing attitudes, skills, and habits related to treatment use.   

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Dr Emma Teasdale
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST


Room Number: 9590 AHC/109/S2

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