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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Biography

A Senior Lecturer in Writing, Editing and Publishing in the Department of Humanities & Law, 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 non-fiction books published to date on a range of topics, and one novel. These experiences, combined with her MA in Critical and Creative Writing, inform her teaching across MA Creative Writing & Publishing and BA English.

Emma is Unit leader of Design, Editing & Publishing, on the MA Creative Writing & Publishing, also of the MA's Dissertation/Major Project unit. She also supervises undergraduate creative writing dissertations on BA English...

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Research

The representation of the middle-aged woman in contemporary women's fiction. Examining, through practice-based research, the importance of exploring the real and challenging issues facing women of this age, and which are rarely explored in genre fiction.

Books

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Design, Editing and Publishing on MA Creative Writing & Publishing; Major Project/dissertation on MA Creative Writing & Publishing; Creative Dissertations on BA English

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Creative Dissertations on BA English

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.

Qualifications

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

Memberships

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