Dr Emily Glorney

Research interests

Emily Glorney is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist and conducts qualitative and quantitative research. Emily has over 20 years experience of research and practice in the area of forensic mental health. She worked for 10 years conducting clinical assessments and delivering therapeutic interventions in a high secure hospital for men with personality disorder and/or mental illness. Her research focuses on the mental health of offenders in hospitals, prisons and the community, and forensic mental health service delivery. Emily continues to be involved in the psychological assessment of risk of re-offending presented by male prisoners and is a forensic psychology Stage 2 supervisor.

Recent research includes the relationship between traumatic brain injury and violence among women prisoners, evaluation of a specialist brain injury service for women in prison, the experiences of imprisonment and risk among people with protected characteristics, and pathways to online sexual offending.

Emily has an ongoing research collaboration with onlinePROTECT, an international research group that addresses the safety of children and young people in online and offline environments, by focusing on offenders who engage in online sexual offences against minors. Emily is also working on projects in collaboration with the National Offender Management Service, the Police Federation, and the Disabilities Trust. Previous organisational collaborators include the Missing Persons Bureau of the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People, and the College of Policing. 

Ongoing academic collaborations include:

Previous academic collaborations include:

  • Dr Shujun Li, Deputy Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey
  • Dr Kevin Wells, Reader in Medical Imaging, University of Surrey



Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society; BPS); Associate Fellow of the BPS; Member of the Register of Applied Psychology in Practice Supervisors (BPS); Registered Practitioner Forensic Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council); Chartered Scientist; Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Member of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use - Forensic Testing Contexts (BPS)

Emily is an active member of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Committee and works with other forensic psychologist committee members to actively promote and enhance professional development in forensic psychology both nationally and internationally. Emily is also a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee, responsible for overseeing the academic and professional training of forensic psychologists.

Emily is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services and a member of the Offender Health Research Network.

Educational background

BSc Psychology (Mdx); MSc Forensic Psychology (Surrey); Phd (Surrey)

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