Emma Scattergood

Emma Scattergood

  • 01202 965753
  • escatter at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Senior Lecturer (Journalism)
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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As a Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Emma brings over 20 years of professional experience as a magazine journalist and author to the Media School.

As a journalist, Emma started her career at Reuters, but soon moved to specialise in magazines and has since worked for most of the major publishing houses, including Hearst UK, Bauer and IPC, in both a senior staff and a freelance capacity. She has written for many national publications, including the Daily Mail, The Times, Easy Living, Coast, House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping.

Meanwhile, as an author, Emma has also had seven books published to date on a range of topics. These experiences, combined with her MA in Critical and Creative Writing, inform her teaching across BA Multimedia Journalism, BA English and BA Communication and Media.

As a tutor, Emma leads the Multimedia Major Projects in the final year of BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism. She also leads Writing, Editing and Publishing, a third year unit for BA (Hons) Communication and Media and BA (Hons) English and supervises Creative dissertations...



The representation of the female mid-life crisis in contemporary women's fiction; examining how this crucial period of transition to the second half of life is depicted and how it is shown to impact on women’s sense of identity, with particular reference to Margaret Drabble, Anne Tyler and Alison Lurie.


Profile of Teaching UG

  • BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism: Feature Writing and Major Multimedia Project. BA(Hons) English and BA(Hons) Communication and Media: Writing, Editing and Publishing
  • BACOMMH Writing, Editing and Publishing

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Founder and Editorial director of Fresher Publishing, which aims to support new writers while giving students hands-on experience of working in publishing. The annual Fresher Writing Prize is open to the public and offers new writers the opportunity to put their work in front of key industry figures, and be showcased in the associated anthology of new writing. Fresher also aims to encourage creative writing in school children and offers free student-led creative writing workshops to local schools.


  • BA (hons) in English and History (University of Southampton, 1986)
  • Master of Arts in Creative and critical Writing (University of Winchester, 2014)


  • National Association of Writers in Education, Member (2014-),
  • Society of Authors, member (2012-),
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