Dr Emma Richardson
Research AssociateEmma Richardson
Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) Group
Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3197
Publications and teaching
I was awarded a Sociology degree from Sheffield Hallam University (2005 -2008), an MRes from Loughborough University (2008-2009) and an ESRC funded PhD from Loughborough University supervised by Professor Elizabeth Stokoe (2010 -2014). My PhD was an ethnographic and conversation analytic study of service encounters within public bars.
Since then, I have developed my research interests in how policy and guidelines are enacted through social interaction. In my research, I use a range of qualitative methods to conduct ethnography of spoken and embodied conduct within health and social care settings, and previously in investigative police interviews and service encounters.
I joined SAPPHIRE in 2018 from the Health Management Group, Alliance Manchester Business School, where I was working with Professor Kieran Walshe and colleagues from The King’s Fund examining the effects of the CQC's inspection and rating regime on provider performance.
In SAPPHIRE, I work with Dr Carolyn Tarrant on the Preserving Antibiotics through Safe Stewardship (PASS) project. PASS seeks to understand the factors influencing and improve antibiotic stewardship in the context of antimicrobial resistance.