Emma Innes

Emma Innes smiling at camera

PhD Student

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

email: inne1_18@uni.worc.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0)1905 542045

Emma is part-time PhD student in the Three Counties School of Nursing & Midwifery, she also works at the University as a Senior Lecturer Advanced Clinical Practice. 


Emma’s main research interest is Type 1 diabetes. Her PhD research concerns the experience of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which is a life-threatening complication of Type 1 diabetes.  She is conducting a Phenomenological study to explore in depth via interviews what it is to experience DKA. 


Her supervisors are Dr Yvonne Thomas and Associate Professor Theresa Mitchell


Prior to commencing her PhD and working in Higher Education, Emma held a variety of roles in the NHS culminating working as a Matron specialising in Diabetes. She has also worked for the NHS Institute of Innovation & Improvement and West Midlands Strategic Health Authority implementing the Think Glucose program across England. 


Emma is also a member of staff at the University of Worcester



  • RGN (1992) Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing Birmingham 
  • BSc (Hons) Advanced Professional Practice University of Worcester (2002) 
  • MSc Advanced Social & Healthcare Studies University of Worcester (2010) 
  • PG Certificate in Health Care Leadership Open University (2016) & Mary Seacole Award 
  • PG Certificate Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (2017) 



Ferreira, C.L. and Innes, E., (2018) ‘Encouraging treatment concordance in type 2 diabetes.’ Nurse Prescribing, 16(11), pp.550-555. 

Bhardwaj, V.R., Metcalfe, N., Innes, E., Harrison, E. and Jenkins, D., (2006) ‘Recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis after changing pen devices for insulin injection.’ BMJ, 332(7552), p.1259.