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Emma Davies

Senior Lecturer

Department of Law & Criminology , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Dr Emma Davies is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She leads the Beyond Adversity Project: Research and development on trauma-informed practice in Higher Education.

Her research has focused on children's rights, adverse childhood experiences, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.  She’s interested in the relationship between research, policy, and practice, combining her experience in the academy with previous roles as a Principal Policy Analyst in the Ministry of Social Development (NZ) and Department of Health and Human Services (AU), and as Principal Advisor to the Children’s Commissioner (NZ).  Emma is also a trained mediator and coach.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Davies, E., Read, J., & Shevlin, M. (2021).  The impact of adverse childhood experiences and recent life events on anxiety and quality of life in university students. Higher Education https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00774-9
  • Davies, E., Read, J., & Shevlin, M. (2021).  Childhood adversities among students at an English University:  A latent class analysis.   Journal of Trauma and Dissociation https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2021.1987373