After studying psychology and criminology at the University of Portsmouth, Emily then graduated from the University of Surrey in 2014 with an MSc in Forensic Psychology. After working as a research assistant for an addiction charity and a support worker while studying, Emily subsequently spent three years working as an Assistant Psychologist. During this period she worked across medium and low secure wards, delivering cognitive-behavioural substance misuse interventions and completing focused risk assessments. As a Forensic Psychologist in Training, Emily continued to work on medium secure wards, a forensic outreach community team and within a specialist multiagency stalking unit. After completing her doctoral training, Emily took a position as a Qualified Psychologist in 2020 providing psychological input on a large medium secure ward. More recently, Emily has become a senior clinician within a sexual behaviour service conducting specialist assessments focused on risk of sexual offending.
Through working in a variety of settings with a diverse range of forensic clients, Emily has experience in working with individuals who present with complex mental health and personality difficulties, histories of trauma and pose a serious risk to others/themselves. She is familiar with a range of forensic assessment tools, including those focused on violent, sexual and stalking risk, personality and psychopathy and cognitive functioning.