Emily is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and continues to be involved with ICPR as an Honorary Research Fellow. Emily worked for ICPR between October 2017 and September 2018 on a project exploring participation in the courts and tribunals in England and Wales, entitled 'Achieving Accessible Justice'. Prior to this, Emily completed a PhD exploring young people's experiences of risk and harm in 'sexting' (the production and exchange of sexual images and messages using digital communication technology). Emily continues to be involved with ICPR on the Achieving Accessible Justice study and intends to explore opportunities for future reserach collaboration on areas of shared interest.
Emily has previously conducted research on gangs and youth violence for Catch22 Dawes Unit, including an investigation of gangs and gang activity in Bristol for Bristol County Council; an exploration of the nature and impact of gang involvement among prisoners in a London prison; and a study of the support available to families of gang-involved young people in England and Wales. She has also worked as a social researcher for the Ministry of Justice, conducting research to support government policy-making and practice on criminal justice sentencing. Emily has recently worked on an evaluation of a criminal justice diversionary programme for women offenders.