Dr Emma Davies

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email Emma.Davies (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Emma Davies

Emma is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Emma currently leads research and development on trauma-informed practice in Higher Education.  Her research has focused on children’s rights, adverse childhood experiences, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. 

She’s particularly interested in the relationship between research, policy, and practice, combining her experience in the academy with previous roles as a Principal Policy Analyst in the Ministry of Social Development (NZ) and Department of Health and Human Services (AU), and as Principal Advisor to the New Zealand Children’s Commissioner.  Emma is also a trained mediator and coach.

Areas of supervision

L7 - Psychology, Crime and Law.

Publications and research outputs


Davies, Emma; Read, John and Shevlin, Mark. 2022. Childhood adversities among students at an English University: A latent class analysis. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 23(1), pp. 79-96. ISSN 1529-9732

Davies, Emma; Read, John and Shevlin, Mark. 2021. The impact of adverse childhood experiences and recent life events on anxiety and quality of life in university students. Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560