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Economic, Social and Political SciencesPostgraduate study

Ms Emma Morris BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Ms Emma Morris is a Postgraduate research student for Demography at the University of Southampton.

My doctoral research investigates the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the prison system, the healthcare provision available to tackle such infectious diseases and the prison's role in growing levels of antimicrobial resistance.

I commenced my Higher Education studies in 2010, originally enrolling in an LLB Law course. However, upon recognising my interests were more attuned to the social sciences, I requested transfer to the Faculty of Social Sciences where I completed my undergraduate degree in BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology and Psychological Studies) with the highest mark of my cohort.

Having been fortunate enough to receive a fully-funded scholarship offer from the ESRC, my Masters in Social Statistics and Research Methods has allowed me to address the gaps in my knowledge that are required to undertake a mixed-methods doctoral research project.

Research interests

The multidisciplinary nature of my previous study allows me to investigate a broad range of sociological issues. My undergraduate dissertation focused upon applying criminological theory to the relatively new study of cybercrime, specifically hacktivism. During my Masters’ years of study, with my research interests shifting more towards health-related behaviours, my thesis explored the factors associated with survey-related HIV/AIDs test refusal in India. Now at the level of PhD candidature, these interests have come back full circle into the domain of criminology, looking at the health-related issues in the prison environment.

PhD Supervision:

Prof. Nuala McGrath (Primary Care & Population Sciences)

Dr. Alisa Stevens (Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology)

Provisional Title: A Survey of Tuberculosis (TB) Provision in the Prison Service in England.

Funding Agency: ESRC Research Studentship with the University of Southampton’s ESRC DTC



Research group

Offender Health Research Group (OHRG)

Affiliate research group

Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR)

Student Ambassador at the University of Southampton


November 2012 – present.

I am employed by the University as a Student Ambassador, a position which incorporates a variety of activities, including: supervising and administering educational workshops with schoolchildren; providing University tours to both prospective students and other visitors; manning Higher Education fairs at both local and national schools on behalf of the University, and; helping the Outreach and Admissions office with administrative work. More recently, and upon enrolling for my PhD program, I have been approached by the Outreach and Admissions team to construct and present taster lectures in Criminology to secondary schools – a task which have been both challenging and greatly rewarding. The general objective of my employment is to maintain the high reputation of the University as a leading educational institution and to encourage students of all abilities, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or considered gifted-and-talented, to consider applying to the University of Southampton.

During my PhD candidature I hope to undertake teaching activities for the University, expanding on the work I have begun within my Ambassador role.

Ms Emma Morris
Reception Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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