Emma Dobson, BA (Hons) MA (Research Methods - Education)
I completed a BA in Education & English Studies, and MA in Research Methods (Education) at Durham University. I am currently studying for a PhD at the School of Education funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
I am interested in peer education and how this approach is used to deliver adolescent health interventions. Specifically, my PhD investigates the communicative process between adolescents within the context of peer-led Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and whether the use of peers as educators in the SRE classroom can encourage the adoption of positive attitudes towards sexual health and contraception.
- Development of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit , the EEF Database and NPD Analysis and Data Archive 2018-2021
- Peer Education
- Social Learning
- Health education/ promotion
- Sexual attitudes and behaviour of young people
- Dobson, Emma (2019), A theory-driven thesis: Utilising theory-driven evaluation to guide the conduct and content of a PhD thesis examining peer-led Sex and Relationships Education, in Shao, Xin & Dobson, Emma eds, Imagining Better Education. Durham, England, Durham University, School of Education, Durham, England, 53-69.