Emma holds an MA (Hons) undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Diplomas in Law and Legal Practice (London), an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies (Bristol) and a PhD (ESRC funded) from the University of Bristol Law School. Emma additionally worked for many years in a wide variety of legal, educational, and third sector settings teaching, researching, and advising, as well as providing legal support. These broad-ranging experiences continue to aid her teaching and research.
Emma has experience teaching in the areas of Criminal Justice and Criminal Law, Criminology, Gender and Justice, Socio-Legal Theory, Socio-Legal Methods, Legal Skills and Methods, and Public Law.
Emma also retains a strong interest in public engagement and widening participation in university education. She tutored for a number of years on Bristol University’s ‘Pathways to Law’ Scheme, which encourages children from local disadvantaged families attending schools in deprived neighbourhoods to apply to and attend university, and more recently devised and led a well-received Aim Higher ‘Ethical Challenge’ workshop to West Midlands sixth-form students considering study at the University of Birmingham.
Emma also spent several years as a Citizens Advice Bureau Assessor and Advisor, and has delivered training to trainee Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer Assessors.