Mrs Emma Edwards

Senior Lecturer

Emma Edwards
Email address: Phone number: 01902 321569 Location: MK507 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: - School of Media Areas of expertise: Public relations, media


I am a senior lecturer in the School of Media. I am course leader for the BA (Hons) in Public Relations and I teach across a range of modules on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Media and BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism programmes. I also teach on the MA in Contemporary Media and MA in PR and Corporate Communication.

Research interests

I am in the process of studying for a Doctorate in Education, exploring the issue of change in Higher Education with specific reference to employability policies.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)


  • Doctorate in Education - ongoing 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 
  • Masters in Business and Administration (MBA) 
  • BA (Hons) in English, Sociology and Social Anthropology


Nicholls, E. and Walsh, M. (2007) University of Wolverhampton case study: Embedding, practical work-based modules into a traditionally, theoretical programme. Education and Training, 49 (3) 2007, pp. 201 – 209

Papers / Conference Presentations

  • Volunteering for law students: a case study. Student Volunteering: turning points and transitions Conference, Wolverhampton, September 2008
  • Embedding PDP into the curriculum, Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Plymouth, April 2007
  • Employer engagement with HE Courses, UVAC Annual Conference, December 2006, York
  • Embedding work placements into the curriculum, ASET Annual Conference, September 2006, Birmingham
  • “What are we going to get them to do?” Developing skills for study in Higher Education, Wolverhampton, June 2006
  • “Tell me the rules of the game and I can play too!” European First Year Experience Conference, April 2006, Middlesborough
  • Developments in skills teaching, LILI Conference, University of Warwick, January 2006


Experience in industry

Before joining the University, Emma worked in Public Relations for around ten years for a variety of organisations in the public and private sector.