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Miss Emma Wright

Job: Lecturer in Education

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 366 4688



Personal profile

Emma Wright is a Lecturer in Education. She initially joined the team in October 2018 on a part-time basis before joining full-time in April 2020. 

Prior to joining De Montfort University full-time, Emma was a primary school teacher working in a junior school in inner-city Leicester. Emma has also been a school governor and worked as a mentor for young people with the Leicestershire Youth Offending Service.

Research interests/expertise

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Inter-religious dialogue in primary schools

Areas of teaching

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Education practice (primary)
  • Contemporary childhood
  • Inter-religious relations


  • BA (Hons) Education Studies - De Montfort University
  • MA Inter-Religious Relations - De Montfort University
  • PGCE (Primary) - University of Warwick

Courses taught

  • EDUC1114 Childhood, Social Justice and Education
  • EDUC3304 Dissertation
  • EDUC3318 Reflect on Practice: Teaching and Learning

Membership of external committees

Leicester City SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education)


Emma is currently involved in a research project with Dr Rosi Smith and DMU students to co-produce a new SEND module for the Education Studies programme.

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