A head shot of Emma Borland

Dr Emma Nishio

Lecturer, Law
Office - 146
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus


Dr Emma Borland joined the School of Law in October 2016. She teaches Public Law and her research interests relate to access to justice for asylum seekers and refugees. Emma is the module coordinator for the LLB Law Dissertation and she is a member of the LLM Human Rights Programme Committee.

Emma holds an LLB (Hons) from Edinburgh University, an LLM (Distinction) in Human Rights Law from Cardiff University and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University. Her LLB included an Erasmus year at the Université Paul Cézanne – Aix Marseille III, France. She is a PhD researcher and her (ESRC funded) doctoral thesis explores the concept of fairness within asylum adjudication in England and Wales.

She has more than six years’ experience as an accredited immigration adviser and her work as a practitioner, specialising in asylum cases, inspired her research interest. Emma has been committed to helping asylum seekers and refugees since she undertook a 6 months internship in 2008/09 as a legal adviser for Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), the Egypt branch of a UK-based NGO.

As a Trustee of Asylum Justice, Emma works to enhance access to justice for asylum seekers and refugees in Wales.