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Dr Jo Emeney PhD, MA, BA

Senior Tutor

School of English and Media Studies

Johanna Emeney is a Cambridge graduate. She read Japanese and English Literature at Pembroke College from 1993-1996, and then completed a post-graduate diploma in education (PGCE). She has twelve years' experience as a senior school teacher, and has been a tutor at Massey since 2011, when she began her PhD. Jo's PhD in Creative Writing has not only catalysed the writing of a new poetry book (Family History, 2017), but it has set her on course to complete an academic text (for Ibidem's Studies in World Literature) and a chapter in the Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability in 2018.


Contact details

  • Location: Atrium
    Campus: Albany


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2015)
  • Master of Arts - University of Cambridge (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Cambridge (1996)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

medical poetry

narrative medicine

medical humanities


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209):
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing (199900): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)


medical poetry

creative writing


teacher training


narrative medicine

disability studies

medical humanities

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Annabel Wilson - Doctor of Philosophy
    That Sinking Feeling: Armaggedon in the Archipelago

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