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Emily Mann

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SIPR Category:
SIPR Postgraduate Member
Evidence and Investigation Network, Public Protection Network, Police-Community Relations Network, Education and Leadership Network, Postgraduate Network
University of Edinburgh

Emily is an ESRC funded PhD student in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Emily has extensive networks with Police Scotland stemming from her own qualitative and ethnographic research. Emily is a member of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls that aims to tackle gender inequality in Scotland. She teaches criminology, criminal justice, politics and gender studies and is an Associate Fellow of the HE Academy. Emily features regularly as a guest sociologist on BBC Radio Scotland and is well versed in making academic concepts accessible. Emily’s award winning public engagement fringe debut with the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas asked ‘Can the Police be Feminist?”. Emily has also chaired Police Scotland’s two-day immersive critical incidents senior leadership training, at Tulliallan, where she was praised for encouraging and facilitating open and critical debate among participating officers. She has also chaired focus groups with the SWDF’s Specialisms Committee on the under-representation of women in specialist roles.


Traditionally ‘cop culture’ has been understood to as permeated with ‘machismo’ and patriarchal structures. More recently, policing is criticised as “racist, sexist, misogynistic, and discriminatory”. My research explores outdated and binary definitions of gender in policing to explore the experiences of those working in Police Scotland today.

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