Emma Holdsworth
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Emma is Associate Head of School for Student Experience in the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Emma is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Course Director for the MSc Forensic Psychology and Crime. Areas of teaching and research are primarily in forensic psychology. Emma writes brief solution-focused programmes for organisations who work with males and females who have offended, and provides the training and supervision of programme facilitators. 

Areas of Expertise:

Offender rehabilitation, brief solution-focused therapy, qualitative research methods, psychology in the criminal justice system.

Research Interests

Offender rehabilitation, strengths-based approaches to the treatment of offenders, Criminal Justice Processes

Vision Statement

I see that in the future, the most effective offender rehabilitation programmes will prove to be those that adopt strengths-based approaches, that encourage and empower facilitators to work therapeutically with individuals, including those deemed unmotivated to change.  

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Coventry University


Award Date: 14 Apr 2015

MSc, Coventry University

1 Sep 20081 Sep 2010

Award Date: 1 Sep 2010

Degree, Coventry University


Award Date: 1 Jul 2008


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