Emma Jones

Emma Jones

PhD Student

School of Psychology

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

email: jone11_20@uni.worc.ac.uk

Emma is a part-time PhD student in the Centre for Violence Prevention at the University of Worcester. 

Emma’s main research interest is in the prevention of domestic violence, with a particular emphasis on controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate partner relationships. Her PhD seeks to close the prodigious gap between reported cases of coercive control and their successful prosecution, as well as supporting constabularies and victim/survivors throughout the process. She is using a novel, distributed ethnographic research tool - SenseMaker® - to explore narratives and quantitative data patterns.

Her supervisors are Professor Erica Bowen, Dr Holly Taylor-Dunn, and Dr Amy Rose Grubb. Emma is very grateful to Professor Dave Snowden, and Cognitive Edge, for funding this PhD.

In addition to working towards her PhD, Emma continues to work as a Research Associate at the Cynefin Centre. Her work, as a researcher and SenseMaker® practitioner, spans government and policy, social justice, peace and reconciliation, health, mental health and well-being, education, organisational development and, of course, COVID-19. Through her role at the Cynefin Centre, Emma leads two international research programmes; Project Numinous which explores the role of religion spirituality in the 21st Century, and Discrimination, Power and Conflict to which domestic violence prevention is integral.


BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2014, Bangor University
MSc Psychological Research, 2015, Bangor University


Mausch, K., Harris, D., Heather, E., Jones, E., Yim, J., & Hauser, M. (2018). Households’ aspirations for rural development through agriculture. Outlook on Agriculture, 47(2), 108-115.