Emma Yapp is a Research Assistant in the Section of Women’s Mental Health. Emma previously studied Psychology and Philosophy (MA) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2017). During this time she worked on examining the harms caused by rape myths.
Since September 2017 Emma has worked at the IoPPN King’s College London under the supervision of Sian Oram and Louise Howard. Emma works on projects pertaining to domestic abuse (LARA-VP) and maternal and neonatal health (eLIXIR), and is primarily responsible for developing Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications to identify Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) and traumatic childhood experiences in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Clinical Register Interactive Search (CRIS) system.
Emma’s chief research interest is in violence against women, though she is also interested in mental health, violence as a whole, and the relationships between these concepts and both gender and sexuality.