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Ema Thornhill

About Ema Thornhill

Ema Thornhill is a Graduate Tutor in the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law. She graduated with a BSc and MSc in Forensic Psychology from Teesside University.

She then went on to work as a Research Assistant analysing patient experience of access to, and experience of, psychological therapies. Following this, Ema was a Research Associate on a British Academy funded project which investigated decision-making and choice of healthcare provider when using a health infomediary.

Ema's PhD is investigating the use of Participatory Budgeting as a form of public consultation to inform Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies. The aim of this research is to provide an effective method of devolved decision-making which will improve the health and wellbeing of the local community in a number of key areas including; crime, health, lifestyle choices, education, employment and poverty.

Ema currently teaches on the modules 'Underpinning Forensic Psychology', 'Psychological Research Design and Analysis 1', 'Psychological Research Design and Analysis 2', and 'Applied Qualitative Research Methods'.