Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research and Head of the Graduate School at the University of Suffolk. She is Professor of Socio-Technical Research and also Director of the Suffolk Institute of Social and Economic Research (SISER). Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has over 18 years teaching experience on social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses and extensive research experience focusing on domestic abuse; sexual abuse; revenge pornography; sexting; online risk and vulnerable groups.
Emma is Chair of the National Research Ethics Committee for the NSPCC and Chair of the Ethics Committee at the University of Suffolk. She is an invited reviewer for the ESRC, the Newton Fund, the National Institute Health Research (NIHR and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) in the area of Public Health and an expert member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Health Literacy in the Childhood and Adolescence (HCLA) Consortium in Germany. She was the leading expert in the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) publication specification and guidelines for service providers on the provision of information services to young children in close collaboration with Governments and NGO's; children's charities, service providers and industry stakeholders in London, Brussels and Nice. Emma is a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and a fellow of the RSA.
Emma's research interests focus on the everyday interactions between people, society and technology and she is especially interested in developing both innovative and accessible methodologies in research which foster meaningful participation with marginalised groups. She is internationally renowned for her work on online and social media environments, sexting, revenge pornography and online safeguarding.
Her current research interests have a strong focus on qualitative methods including innovative, creative and virtual methods, and include image based online abuse; technological facilitation in domestic abuse and revenge pornography. Her recent research includes the Catalyst funded Digital Civility of University Students for the Office for Students; a study on the vulnerability of primary school aged children online; an investigation into the awareness of Child Helplines in five European countries; an evaluation of the Revenge Porn Helpline and an evaluation of the Click: Path to Protection training for the Marie Collins Foundation. Emma has also completed an extensive research project for the Better Policing Collaborative and the College of Policing on a review of domestic violence and abuse for five Police Forces in the UK as part of a project with the Police Knowledge Fund which included Police Force knowledge of Revenge Pornography legislation and the role of everyday technologies in cases of domestic abuse.
Her research on virtual environments, mobile technologies and risk has attracted much national and international acclaim and she has been interviewed for BBC Breakfast; ITV; The Today Programme on Radio 4; Woman's Hour on Radio 4; Channel 4's Sex Education Show and for various national media channels in the UK, America and Canada.
Completed PhD Supervision
Teresa Sofia Pereira Dias de Castro, Thesis title: It’s a complicated situation”: Harm in everyday experiences with technology. A qualitative study with school aged children. Awarded together with a European Doctoral Degree on 2 October 2015 at the University of Minho, Portugal. Supervised to completion with Professor António José Meneses Osório from the University of Minho.
Current PhD students:
Vanessa Rawlins, Thesis title: The Potential of Pastoral and Wellbeing Support in Education commenced January 2016. Primary Supervisor with Professor Eamonn Carrabine, University of Essex.
Laura Messer, Thesis title: Identity, Job Crafting and Academic Middle Management in UK HEIs, Primary Supervisor with Dr. Tom Vine, University of Suffolk.
Granville Sutton, Thesis title: What Meaning Does Cannabis Have for Older Adult Users Living in a Rural County? Primary Supervisor with Dr. Paul Andell, University of Suffolk and Professor Nigel South, University of Essex.
Mark Manning, Thesis title: Policing as a Virtue, Moral Alignment and Legitimacy Primary Supervisor with Professor Nigel South, University of Essex.
Katie Tyrell, Thesis title: Intimate Relationships Online: An Exploration of University Students' Internet-facilitated Romantic Relationships and the Associated Opportunities and Risks. Primary Supervisor with Professor Andy Phippen, University of Plymouth.
Emma Harvey, Thesis title: Perspectives into Technology Use in Early Years. Primary Supervisor with Professor Andy Phippen, University of Plymouth.
Phippen, A. and Bond E. (2020) Social Media Storms. Basingstoke: Palgrave (forthcoming).
Taylor, J.; Bond, E and Woods, M. (Eds.) (2013) Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold.
Chapters in books:
Phippen, A. and Bond, E. (2020). ‘Virtually Vulnerable – Why Digital Technology Challenges the Fundamental Concepts of Vulnerability and Risk’, in Addidle, G. and Liddle, J. (eds). (2020). Contemporary Issues of Vulnerability: Contextualising Change. London: Taylor and Francis.
Bond, E. and Rawlings, V. (2018) Children as Active Participants in Health Literacy Research and Practice? From Rhetoric to Rights in Okan, O.; Bauer, U.; Pinheiro, P.; Zamir-Levin, D. and Sørensen, K. (eds.) International Handbook of Health Literacy: Research, practice and policy across the lifespan. Bristol: Policy Press (in press).
Bond, E. (2018) Chapter 13: It’s terrible having no job, people look down on you and you’ve never enough money: Young People’s experiences of unemployment in Fey, D. and Kober-Smith, A. (Eds.) Inequalities in the UK: New Discourses, Evolutions and Actions Emerald.
Bond, E. and Rawlings, V. (2017) Virtual vulnerability - Safeguarding children in digital environments in Dastbaz, M. Arabnia, H. and Aghkar, B (Eds.) Technology and Smart Futures. London: Springer.
Bond, E. and Hallsworth, S. (2017) Downpressor: How welfare reform ‘supports’ young people in White, D. and Fletcher, S. (Eds) The Violence of Austerity. London: Pluto Press.
Bond, E. 'Sexting' in Brown, M. and Rafter, N. (Eds) Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture online DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.142.
Bond, E.; Agnew, S.; Ritchie, L.; Palmer-Conn, S. and Garbett, C. ‘Creative Assessments: four effective approaches’ (2015) in Kneale, P. (Ed.) Perspectives on Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Basingstoke: Palgrave pp. 183-185
Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2015) Using digital Methods with Young People: methodological Innovation or madness? In Christine Hine, C. Yvette Morey, Y. Steve Roberts, S. Helene Snee, H. Hayley Watson, H. (Eds.) Digital Methods for Social Sciences: An Interdisciplinary guide to research innovation Basingstoke: Palgrave pp. 190-206.
Bond, E. (2014) ‘Risk Society’ in Taylor, P.; Corteen, K. and Morley, S. (Eds.) A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk Bristol: Policy Press pp. 250-251.
Bond, E. (2013) Introduction in Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.) Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold pp. vii-1.
Bond, E. (2013) Early Childhood Studies: First Principles in Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.) Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold pp. 1-26.
Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) Understanding Childhood in Late Modernity Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.) Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold pp.162-182.
Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) Understanding Children’s Rights: examining the rhetoric with reality in Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.) Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold pp. 33-349.
Bond, E. and Clark, J. (2013) ‘Alternatives to the essay: creative ways of presenting work for assessment’ in McIntosh, P. and Warren, D. (Eds) Creativity in the Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Bristol: Intellect pp. 227-244
Bond, E. & Goodchild, T (2012) Challenges of Teaching with Technology in HE - Towards a New Third Space? In: Carpenter, R.G. (Ed.) Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration and Technology. Hershey (USA), IGI Publishing.
Bond, E. and Phippen, A. (2019) ‘Teaching Online Safety in School Guidance—New Non-Statutory Guidance from the Department for Education Leaves Much to be Desired’, Entertainment Law Review (8).
Phippen, A. and Bond E. (2019) ‘The Online Harms Spearmint Paper—Just More Doing More?’. Entertainment Law Review (6).
Phippen, A. and Bond E. (2019) Aldi “Teatime TakeDown” - Are Data Breaches and Online Abuse the Best Ways to get Children to Come Down for Dinner?” Entertainment Law Review Vol. 30 (5) pp. 140-142.
Phippen, A. and Bond, E. (2019) When Digital Ghost Stories Go Viral. Entertainment Law Review Vol. 30 (4) pp. 103-105.
Phippen, A. and Bond, E. (2019) Why is placing the child at the centre of online safeguarding so difficult? Entertainment Law Review Vol. 30 (3) pp. 80-84
Bond, E. and Dogaru, C. (2018) An Evaluation of an Inter-Disciplinary Training Programme for Professionals to Support Children and Their Families Who have Been Sexually Abused Online. British Journal Social Work bcy075, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy075
Bond, E. and Tyrrell, K. (2018) Understanding Revenge Pornography: A National Study of Police Officers and Staff in England and Wales. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, DOI: 1177/0886260518760011.
Okan, O.; Lopez, E.; Bollweg,T.; Bröder, J.; Messer, M.; Bruland, D.; Bond, E.; Carvalho, G. S.; SØrensen, K.; Saboga-Nunes, L.; Levin-Zamir, D.; Sahrai, D.; Bittlingmayer, U. H.; Pelikan,J.; Thomas, M.; Bauer, U. and Pinheiro, P. (2018) Generic health literacy measurement instruments for children and adolescents: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health 18 (166) DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5054-0
Bond, E. (2017) ‘Pro-ana Content Online: From Demonising Discourses to Delving into the Debate’, Entertainment Law Review, 29 (1) 3-6.
Bruland, D.; Pinheiro, P.; Bröder, J.; Okan, O.; Carvalho, G.; Saboga-Nunes, L.; Bond, E.; Wahl, P.; Fretian, A. and Bauer, U. (2017) Teachers supporting parents with mental health problems. Case Studies Journal, Vol. 6 (9).
Bröder, J.; Okan, O.; Bauer, U.; Bruland, D.; Schlupp. S.; Bollweg,T.; Saboga-Nunes, L.; Bond, E.; SØrensen, K.; Bitzer, E-M.; Jordan, S.; Domanska, O.; Firinges, C.; Carvalho, G. S.; Bittlingmayer, U. H.; Levin-Zamir, D.; Pelikan,J.; Sahrai, D.; Lenz, A.; Wahl, P.; Thomas, M.; Kessl, F. and Pinheiro, P. (2017) ‘Health Literacy in childhood and youth: a systematic review of definitions and models’, BMC Public Health 17 (361) DOI:10.1186/s12889-017-4267-y.
Bond, E. (2016) Training Update Staff E-safety INSET Presentation by Childnet International, London, 2016.Child Abuse Review 10.1002/car.2441
Bond, E. (2016) Transforming teaching in a digital world: From determinism to democracy? Investigar em Educação - II ª Série, Número 6,
Castro, T., Osório, A., & Bond, E. (2016). Everybody does pirating! Children’s views about online piracy. Revista Configurações, Vol. 16, pp. 11-24.)
Bond, E. (2014) Book review Understanding Childhood A cross disciplinary approach (2nd edn.) in Children and Society Vol. 28 (6) pp. 496-497.
Bond, E. and Goodchild, T. (2013) "Paradigms, Paradoxes and Professionalism: An exploration of lecturers’ perspectives on technology enhanced learning" in Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education Vol. 5 (5) pp. 72-83.
Bond, E. (2013) Book review Children and the Internet. Great Expectations, Challenging Realities in Telecommunications Policy Vol. 37 pp. 80-81.
Bond, E. (2013) ‘Mobile phones, risk and responsibility: Understanding children’s perceptions’ in CyberPsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on CyberspaceFebruary 2013.
Bond, E. (2012) Virtually Anorexic – Where’s the harm? In Children’s Services WeeklyNo. 143 pp. 6-9.
Bond, E. (2012) Virtually Anorexic – Where’s the harm? In Education Journal Wales/CYMRU No. 13 issue 12.
Bond, E. (2010) ‘Managing mobile relationships – Children’s perceptions of the impact of the mobile phone on relationships in their everyday lives’ in Childhood Vol. 17 no. 4 pp. 514-529.
Bond, E. (2010) 'The mobile phone = bike shed? Children, sex and mobile phones' in New Media & Society Vol. 13 no. 4 pp. 587-604.
Research reports and other publications:
Phippen, A. and Bond, E. (2019) Digital Ghost Stories; Impact, Risks and Reasons. SWGfL available online from https://swgfl.org.uk/assets/documents/digital-ghost-stories-impact-risks-and-reasons.pdf
Bond, E.; Ellis, F. and McCusker, J. (2018) I'll be a survivor for the rest of my life: Adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their experience of support services. Ipswich: UoS available from: https://bit.ly/2NZ0Mvz
Tyrell, K.; Bond, E. Manning, M and Dogaru, C. (2017) Diversion, Prevention and Youth Justice: a model of integrated decision making: An evaluation of the Suffolk Youth Offending Service Diversion Programme. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Dogaru, C.; Bond, E. and Rawlings, V. (2017) Evaluation of the Children’s wellbeing fund. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Bond, E. and Tyrrell, K. (2017) Findings from the online survey with professionals in Bedfordshire for MCF. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Dogaru, C.; Bond, E. and Palmer, T. (2017) Awareness of the 116 111 Child Helpline Number A report on the findings of an evaluation in five European countries. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Tyrrell, K. and Bond, E. (2017) Well-being and online vulnerability for children aged 10-13 in Suffolk. Findings from three years of Suffolk Cybersurvey 2014-2016. Extension work for Better Policing Collaboration contract (ID: 2013-050) in support of the development of a multi-agency e-safety crime prevention (MESCP) initiative in Suffolk. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Bond, E. (2017) Resources for Digital Hub Extension work for Better Policing Collaboration contract (ID: 2013-050) in support of the development of a multi-agency e-safety crime prevention (MESCP) initiative in Suffolk. Ipswich: University of Suffolk.
Bond, E. and Rawlings, V. (2016) Multiagency E-safety Crime Prevention (MESCP) Better Policing Collaborative.
Bond, E.; Bland, M.; McGuire, J.; Dixon, L. and Hallsworth, S. (2016) An analysis of recorded domestic abuse in Suffolk and a review of evidence for interventions to respond to, prevent and improve reporting rates of domestic abuse Better Policing Collaborative.
Bond, E.; Bland, M.; McGuire, J.; Dixon, L. and Hallsworth, S. (2016) An analysis of recorded domestic abuse in Norfolk and a review of evidence for interventions to respond to, prevent and improve reporting rates of domestic abuse Better Policing Collaborative.
Bond, E.; Bland, M.; McGuire, J.; Dixon, L. and Hallsworth, S. (2016) An analysis of recorded domestic abuse in the West Midlands and a review of evidence for interventions to respond to, prevent and improve reporting rates of domestic abuse Better Policing Collaborative.
Bond, E.; Bland, M.; McGuire, J.; Dixon, L. and Hallsworth, S. (2016) An analysis of recorded domestic abuse in Dorset and a review of evidence for interventions to respond to, prevent and improve reporting rates of domestic abuse Better Policing Collaborative.
Bond, E, and Dogaru, C. (2016) Evaluation of the National revenge Pornography Helpline Ipswich: UCS.
Bond, E. and Manning, M. (2015) Lowestoft Rising: Progress to Employment A study of the experiences of young people in Lowestoft who are long-term unemployed. Ipswich: UCS with Suffolk County Council.
Bond, E. (2015) Evaluation of pilot training programme: Click Path to Protection with MCF.
Bond, E. (2015) Understanding Domestic Abuse in Suffolk: Understanding Survivors experiences. Ipswich: UCS with Suffolk OPCC.
Bond, E. and Agnew S. (2014) ‘The use technology to support M level students on this programme’ published by The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee as an example of exemplary practice from an International perspective.
Bond, E.; Agnew, S.; Pippen, A. and Palmer, T. (2014) ‘The Children’s Workforce across England is ill-equipped to meet the needs of child victims of online abuse’ http://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk
Agnew S. and Bond, E. (2013) ‘Everyone Deserves a Second Chance - Findings from a qualitative review of the Challenge 4 Change (C4C) Intervention Programme’ Ipswich: UCS.
Agnew, S. and Bond, E. (2013) ‘Findings from Progress into Employment: Understanding Youth Unemployment in Greater Ipswich’ Ipswich: UCS.
Bond E. (2013) Research Highlights for Children’s Online Safety #48 A Research Study of Pro-anorexia Websites London: UKCCIS
Bond, E. (2013) Starving for Perfection Society Central March 2013 online http://societycentral.ac.uk/?s=anorexia
Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) ‘Exploring student and employer perspectives on creating an online platform for ‘Opportunities in Suffolk’ Ipswich: UCS with Suffolk County Council.
Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) ‘My education: The good the bad and the ugly’. A report on the findings from Shout Out Suffolk! Ipswich: UCS with the RSA.
Bond, E. (2012) Virtually Anorexic – Where’s the harm? A research study on the risks of pro-anorexia websites. Ipswich: UCS with Nominet Trust.
Bond, E. and Carter, P. (2012) The Suffolk Cybersurvey report Ipswich: UCS with Suffolk County Council.
Bond, E. and Carter, P. (2011) The Suffolk Cybersurvey report
Bond E. (2008) STF 323 on Specification and guidelines for service providers on the provision of information services to children Sophia Antipolis, Fr: European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
'Revenge Pornography and legislation in the UK: an empirical evaluation of impact' (with Andy Phippen) Online Sexual Abuse and Criminal Law, University of Groningen, June 2020.
'Identifying and Combating Unacceptable Online Behaviour in Higher Education, Government Event’s Student Wellbeing 2020: Improving and Enhancing Student Safeguarding', June 2020 (invited speaker).
'Sex, Savages and Starvation - focusing on young people’s consumption and production of sexual images online and the impact on self-identity' - invited speaker at The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) organises the 16th Congress in Dublin, Ireland, May 2020.
Understanding online abuse Westminster Higher Education Forum Policy Conference: Priorities for tackling sexual violence and harassment in higher education. Invited speaker London, April 2020.
‘Adopting a holistic approach to student’s wellbeing online’, invited speaker Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment, London, November 2019.
‘What works in safeguarding students online’, Invited speaker, WonkFest, London, November 2019 (with Andy Phippen).
‘Understanding Online Harrassment and Hate Crime in HE contexts’, invited speaker with Andy Phippe, JICS security conference, Newcastle, November 2019.
‘Online Harassment in Universities – What is the Institution’s Duty of Care?’ (with Andy Phippen) invited speaker for Pinsent Mason LLP, October 2019.
‘Tackling online harassment in Universities – adopting an holistic approach, UUK annual conference’, September 2019 invited speaker University of Birmingham.
‘What haven’t we learned in online safeguarding for UUK, London’, June 2019 invited keynote speaker (with Andy Phippen and Katie Tyrrell)
‘Understanding online harassment and hate crime in a UK university context’ at the OfS, Birmingham June 2019 (with Andy Phippen)
‘Creating a culture of Digital Civility in a Higher Education Context’ at the University of Surrey, June 2019 (with Katie Tyrrel and Andy Phippen)
‘Creating a culture of Digital Civility in a Higher Education Context’. Digital Differences? National Safer Internet Conference, Ipswich, February, 2019 (with Katie Tyrrell).
‘Challenging the culture on online harassment’, invited speaker Office for Students, London: November 2018.
‘Addressing the Digital Divide: Equipping Parents and Teachers with the Skills and Expertise for Safeguarding’, Invited keynote speaker for Public Policy Exchange Reinforcing Child Protection Online: Minimising Risk, Boosting Digital Resilience London; September, 2018.
‘I’ll be a survivor for the rest of my life: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and their experiences of support services’. National Childhood Sexual Abuse Conference, Ipswich, July 2018. (with Fiona Ellis). Keynote address.
‘What works in Safeguarding students online’, invited speaker Office for Students, London: June 2018.
‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ Adolescent Lives: Cross-disciplinary, cross-national and critical perspectives on youth and wellbeing conference, UCL: institute of Education, December, 2017.
New Qualities of Digital Risk, invited key note address at Looking for New Horizons: The Circular Economy, ICESBA, Bucharest, Romania, November, 2017.
Understanding Pro-ana invited Key Note Speaker Royal College Psychiatrists Annual Scientific Conference 2017, University of Nottingham, September, 2017.
'What's the point? I wish I hadn't bothered.' Domestic abuse victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system British Sociological Association Conference, Manchester, 2017.