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 an exploration of factors contributing to the permanent exclusion of children and young people from school, 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 Surrey County Council, the Police Federation, and Surrey Police. Previous organisational collaborators include the National Offender Management Service, Disabilities Trust, the Missing Persons Bureau of the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People, and the College of Policing. 


Emily teaches on the Departmental undergraduate programmes (Research Methods for Psychologists, Data Analysis for Psychologists, final year option on Prisons, Dissertation), and the MSc Forensic Psychology programme (Research Based Practice in Forensic Psychology, The Legal and Criminal Justice Context for Forensic Psychology, Young People and Families in the Criminal Justice System, Skills for Professional Practice). Emily supervises undergraduate and postgraduate empirical research for students on the BSc Criminology and Psychology and MSc Forensic Psychology programmes. 

Other work

Emily is the Lead for Postgraduate Research in the Departments of Law and Criminology, and Social Work. 

Emily has extensive experience of doctoral thesis supervision and examination and welcomes opportunities to continue this work. 


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 a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Prior to this role, Emily was an active member of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Committee and the Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. 

Educational background

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

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