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.
School of Education
- 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.