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 16 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 an appointed member 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 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. She is also a member of the Expert Advisory Group for Internet Matters and BBC Own It.
Emma is a member of the British Sociological Association and the Society for Research in Higher Education.
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 Essex.
Emma Harvey, Thesis title: Perspectives into Technology Use in Early Years. Primary Supervisor with Professor Andy Phippen, University of Essex.
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.
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
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).
‘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.
‘Understanding Domestic Abuse’ Policing Collaborative Police Knowledge Fund Conference, University of Nottingham, March 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.
‘Improving services for victims of domestic abuse’ at Ipswich, January, 2017.
Virtual Violence presented at Hidden Harms Conference, University of Suffolk, Ipswich January 2016.
Sex, Savages and Starvation: Young People, Online Risk, Online Harm presented at Criminal Justice Board CyberCrime Conference, BT, Martlesham, January 2017.
‘They treat you like shit and they are the one’s supposed to be helping you’: Barriers to accessing support for unemployed young people, Conference on Child and Youth Poverty: Contexts, concepts and consequences Leeds University September 2016.
“Even the Beach is Broken”: Young People’s Experiences of Unemployment presented at the Royal Geographical Society Conference, London August 2016.
Responding to the Training Needs of the Workforce invited speaker Marie Collins Foundation Conference, London, 28th June 2016.
Understanding Research with Children and Young People invited keynote speaker Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence Conference at Bielefeld University October 8th and 9th 2015.
Virtually Anorexic: Where’s the Harm? Invited key note speaker at Digital Lives and Vulnerable Young People at the Tavistock Clinic, London, 10th October
Responding to the Training Needs of the Children’s Workforce. Invited Keynote speaker at Click: Path to Protection Conference hosted by BT and the Marie Collins Foundation. London 9th July 2015.
Educational Emerging Environments and the Challenges of a Changing Ecology in Higher Education. Invited Key note speaker at Challenges 2015 Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal 14-15 Maio 2015 Half a century of ICT in Education Meio século de TIC na Educação
‘It’s terrible having no job, people look down on you and you’ve never got enough money’ presented at Inequalities in the UK Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, April 2015.
‘Multi-modal innovation or methodological madness’ presented at IJAS, American University of Rome, Rome 28 to 31 October 2014.
‘Children, sex and mobile technologies’ invited key note at Centre for Childhood and Youth Research, University of Sheffield, October 2015.
Invited Keynote address ‘Respect: Co-evolution of on/offline’ presented at Insafe Vilnius, Lithuania 16 September – 18 September 2014.
‘Self-harm, eating disorders and the internet – understanding the issues’ presented at Insafe Vilnius, Lithuania 16 September – 18 September 2014.
‘Virtually anorexic – where’s the harm?’ presented at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG International Conference – London, August 2014 London.
‘Young people’s experiences of long-term unemployment’ presented at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines with Stuart Agnew in Malta, March 2014.
‘Using Social media to enhance leaning for post-graduates’ presented at the European Association for Practitioner Research for Improving Education – Presented at EAPRIL International Conference with Stuart Agnew in Biel, Switzerland, November 2103.
‘Thinking outside the box. Using Blogs and social media to support Student learning on a post graduate course’ presented at Edulearn13 in Barcelona, July 2013.
‘Mastering Technology? Perceptions of using Technology to Enhance Learning at Post-Graduate Level’ with Tim Goodchild at International Council for Higher Education Conference in Paris, June 2013.
‘Perfection, Perverts & Persecution: Understanding “Pro-Ana” websites’ presented at Uncharted Waters: Teenage sexual violence and the impact of global pornography and gang violence on recent CSA trends conference at UCS, Ipswich June 2013.
‘Stigmatisation; sex and starvation - Key findings from 2 cyberspace studies’ with Stuart Agnew presented at International Conference on Social Science Research in Penang, June 2013.
‘Virtually Anorexic? Understanding Pro-Eating Disordered Identities online’ presented at Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? In Antwerp, Belgium, March 2013.
‘Professionals’ Understanding e-safety key issues for Librarians’ presented at Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals CILIP Academic and research libraries group conference London 2012.
‘e-Xcellence in e-Safety?’ Presented at JISC e-learning fair 2012 Carrying the Torch for e-Xcellence Farnborough, October 2012.
‘Are we mastering creative assessment or is the writing on the wall?’ with Stuart Agnew and Jessica Clark presented at Assimilate Conference: Assessing students at Masters Level at Leeds Metropolitan University, September, 2012.
‘Life After Death by Powerpoint: students’ experiences of creativity in Higher education’ with Jessica Clark presented at International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference Paris, April 2012.
‘E-learning = Social learning?’ presented at INTED 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, March 2012.
‘An ecological approach to enhance quality in technology enhanced learning’ with Tim Goodchild presented at the ALD in HE conference Leeds, April 2012.
‘Rhetoric, Risk and Self-Identity - An ethnographic study of academics' perceptions of e-learning at a UK university’ presented at the Annual British Sociological Association Conference Leeds, April 2012.
‘New opportunities = new risks: Understanding risks, rights and responsibilities in new media environments’ presented at HMCPD Stratford-upon-Avon March 2012.
‘E-safety developing effective practice’ presented at JISC e-safety Developing Effective Practice February 2012, London.
‘Vulnerable Young People and E-Safety’ presented at Inside Government Tackling the Challenges of Keeping Children Safe Online London, November 2011.
‘“You show me yours and I’ll show you mine!” Young People’s experiences of Sexting in intimate relationships’ presented at Pornified: Complicating debates about the 'Sexualisation of culture': An International Conference, Institute of Education, London, December 2011.
‘Virtually safeguarding? Current issues in e-safety with young people’ presented at RSC Eastern Event Digital Learning - e-Fair Ipswich, Suffolk, July 2011.
‘An Ethnographic Exploration of the Experiences of Academics using learning technologies at a UK University’ with Tim Goodchild presented at EDULEARN11, the 3rd annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, July, 2011.
‘The mobile phone = bike shed? Children, sex and mobile phones” presented at the British Sociological Association Conference at the LSE, London, April 2011.