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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...
Maintaining close links with industry and professional practice is a key interest of Emma’s, and she is the point of contact for the Professional Publishers Association, steering BU through many successful accreditation assessments.
In 2014, Emma launched Fresher Publishing to give students the opportunity to get first-hand experience of publishing and to encourage creative writing in the wider community. It publishes an annual anthology of new writing, runs the public Fresher Writing Prize and also takes free student-led creative writing workshops into primary schools.more
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.
- Fresher Writing 2016. Fresher publishing.
- Journalism: New Challenges. Centre for Journalism & Communication Research.
- Scattergood, E., 2001. The Complete Surfaces and Finishes Directory. The Ivy Press.
- Scattergood, E., Hill, C. and Scattergood, 1998. The First Time Parents' Survival Guide. Ward Lock Limited.
- Scattergood, E., 1997. Bedrooms. Merehurst.
- Scattergood, E., 1997. Your Pregnancy Workout. Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated.
- Scattergood, E., 1997. Small Space Style. Ward Lock.
- Scattergood, E., 1997. Living Rooms A practical guide to design and decor. london: Merehurst.
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-),