Emma Walters

Emma has been involved in facilitating media education in Further Education since 2003, prior to which she worked in the Television Industry for several years across a variety of roles ranging from researcher, script reader, production co-ordinator/ scheduler and even dabbled in presenting local news programming (Granada TV, Live TV, Rapture TV, Red Productions and Lime Pictures).

Emma first encountered CEMP in 2008 when she was part of the first cohort to enroll on the MA in Education (Creative and Media) during which time she caught the researcher bug. Since then, she has continued on her own learning journey by becoming part of again, the first cohort to undertake the Doctorate of Education programme at Bournemouth University (BU).

As a consequence of her time with BU, Emma has had published both co-written and full chapters/ papers (including peer-review) as well as pedagogical video work on media education. A full list of Emma’s research to date can be accessed via Academia.edu (2015): http://bournemouth.academia.edu/EmmaWalters

Emma’s most recent chapter (forthcoming, 2015) titled, ‘Making Text: Pedagogy as Bricolage/ Re-imagining Textual Practice Through Biographies of Knowledge’ signals a collaborative and experimental approach to rethinking traditional educational boundaries within a flattened, non-hierarchal structure.

Currently, assuming a methodology combining autoethnography alongside Participatory Action Research, her research focus is on ‘transferable skills’ and her thesis (working) title, ‘Co-Writing ‘Subject Media’ Whilst Framing Employability.’