Dr Emma Thurston
Regional Director, Hampshire and Dorset
My particular area of interest within lifestyle medicine is emotional wellbeing. I enjoy utilising concepts from positive psychology and entwine these with lifestyle medicine to increase awareness and share ways of how we can all support our emotional wellbeing through lifestyle changes and creating new behaviours, such as practicing gratitude, mindfulness, breathing techniques, yoga and kindness.
I lead presentations and workshops to health care professionals on the power of lifestyle medicine and how we can integrate this into our daily practice.
I am active on social media (@dremmathurston across platforms) and host the corresponding blog dremmathurston.com.
I qualified from Oxford University in 2015 with a distinction in Medicine (BM, BCh) and a MA in medical sciences.
I’m currently a GP trainee living in the New Forest. I’m also undertaking a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Edinburgh. Outside of work I enjoy practicing yoga and meditation daily, learning new breathing techniques and relishing the beautiful part of the world I live in going for beach and forest walks with my family and friends.