Miss Emma Holland

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Educational background

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Mental and Physical Health - University of Reading - Dissertation title 'Gender and stress in teenage examination candidates'

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature - University of Bristol - Dissertation title 'The power of language: life writing and autobiography as a treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa patients'

MPhil Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies - University of Cambridge - Dissertation title 'Professional perceptions of female paedophiles'

 

Research interests

My PhD thesis is concerned with researching the ways in which female paedophiles are presented and understood as a concept in UK culture. This is a qualitative case study looking at how language and gender schema theory can be used to explain the disbelief that many still have in regards to women being paedophiles, and how this further isolates victims (particularly male victims) and makes it difficult for them to get the help that they need.

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