Dr Emma TurleySenior Lecturer in Psychology

Research Interests
Mental health & BDSM
The phenomenological investigation of the sexual experiences of erotic minorities
The use of innovative phenomenological research methods in data collection

Specialist Areas

Qualitative research methods, especially phenomenological psychology & experiential research
Gender, alternative sexualities and sexual/erotic minorities

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Member of the British Psychological Society

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Turley, E.L., King, N. & Butt, T. (2011). "'It started when I barked once when I was licking his boots!': a descriptive phenomenological study of the everyday experience of BDSM", Psychology & Sexuality, 2 (2), 123-136

Conference Presentations

Turley, E.L. (2011). "The social world of BDSM: A descriptive phenomenological study", Understanding Social Worlds Conference. University of Huddersfield, July.

Turley, E.L. (2010). "Researching BDSM", The School of Human & Health Sciences Research Festival. University of Huddersfield, June.

Turley, E.L. (2010). "A descriptive phenomenological analysis of the experience of BDSM", Research Institute for Health & Social Change Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, July. [Poster Session]

Turley, E.L. (2009). "The social world of BDSM: A phenomenological investigation", British Psychological Society Conference, Sheffield, July. [Poster Session 1st Prize.]

Other Types of Output

Turley, E.L. (2012), "'It started when I barked once when I was licking his boots!': A phenomenological study of the experience of bondage, discipline, dominance & submission, and sadism & masochism (BDSM)", Doctoral Thesis. The University of Huddersfield.

Current Teaching Input

Introduction to Research Methods Year 1
Developmental Psychology Year 1
Unit leader: Investigating Human Development & Behaviour Year 2
Research Methods Year 2
Psychology Year 2
Research Methods Year 3

Other Responsibilities

Honours project supervision
Assistant admissions tutor
Open/visit day co-ordination
Personal tutor
Emma Turley

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


Psychology Department
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Email: e.turley@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrEmmaTurley