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 Writing, Editing and Publishing, Emma brings over 30 years of professional experience as a journalist, author and editor to the Department of Humanities & Law.

Emma started her career as an Assistant Editor at Reuters, the news agency, and then worked as a writer and editor for most of the major magazine publishing houses, including Hearst and Bauer, in both a senior staff and freelance capacity.

As a journalist she has written for many national publications and, as an author, has had seven non-fiction books published and one novel. She has also worked as a celebrity book editor.

These industry experiences, combined with a first degree in English and an MA Creative and Critical Writing, inform Emma's teaching of Design, Editing and Publishing on the MA Creative Writing and Publishing - which she initiated and designed. She also supervises Creative dissertations at Masters level.

Maintaining close links with industry industry and professional practice is a key interest...



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.


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.


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


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