Dr Emma Kaminskiy


Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology

Emma is a lecturer in our Department of Psychology, and the course leader for BSc (Hons) Abnormal & Clinical Psychology.

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Emma’s PhD research explored shared decision making for medication management in a community-based mental health setting. Her primary 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. Emma has a particular interest in participatory methodologies.

Research interests

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  • Power and psychiatry
  • Participatory methodologies
  • Creativity and innovation and in particular, the link between mindfulness skills and creativity

Emma is a member of our following research areas:

These all form part of our Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group.

Find out more about our Psychology PhD.


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BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Abnormal & Clinical Psychology, MSc Research Methods in Psychology


  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Organisational Psychology, City University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, City University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Registered Test User (Occupational Ability), British Psychological Society
  • Registered Test User (Occupational Personality), British Psychological Society
  • Graduate member, British Psychological Society

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Health & Wellbeing Academy (2014) for a project titled An Evaluation of South Essex Partnership Trust’s Recovery College, £8,800

Selected recent publications

Kaminskiy, E., 2015. Diverse conceptualisations of shared decision making for psychiatric medication management in the UK. Journal of Intersectionalities.

Morant, N., Kaminskiy, E. and Ramon, S., accepted. Shared Decision-Making for Psychiatric Medication Management: Conceptual and practical developments. Health Expectations.

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

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.