Emma Kelly

Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Criminology

School of Social Sciences
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Emma is Programme Director for Criminology, Policing and Investigation, and Security Studies at Birmingham City University.

Emma attained both her undergraduate BSc Criminology and postgraduate MA Crime and Justice at the University of Chester and is currently in the process of completing her PhD at the University of Gloucestershire. This piece of research is an ethnographic study focusing on Garda Youth Diversion Projects in Dublin City, Republic of Ireland.

Emma is currently a member of the West Midlands Police IAG (Independent Advisory Group). She is also a member of Birmingham City University's Centre for Applied Criminology and is currently writing alongside Professor David Wilson and Dr James Treadwell on Irish radicalisation in Birmingham in the 1970s.

In 2016 as part of the 'Britain and Terrorism' module and to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, Emma orchestrated an excursion to Dublin, Ireland for the students where they were given a unique and  in-depth insight into the conflicts between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Emma, having previously worked for the Irish government, was invited along with the students to Dáil Éireann by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister. 

In 2015, Emma was voted Runner-up Lecturer of the Year in the BLSS Dean's Awards at Birmingham City University.

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