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Associate Professor, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Prior to joining Nottingham Law School, Emma spent 12 years as a solicitor in commercial practice, in the fields of public inquiries, commercial litigation, and environmental law, including working on the Saville public inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday.

Her research specialism is applied public inquiry law and procedure, particularly focusing on promoting greater public and academic understanding of the public inquiry process and improving public inquiry practice. She is a member of the NLS Research Centre for Conflict Rights and Justice.

Emma’s role includes curriculum development and course design for vocational and practitioner courses. Emma's focus is on bridging the gap between legal academia and practice. She works closely with leading solicitors, barristers and members of the judiciary to enhance curriculum design, write academic and practitioner publications, and on practice-focused research projects.


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    Associate professor, Nottingham Trent University