After obtaining a First-Class LLB degree from Swansea University, Emyr wanted to continue his academic journey. Emyr’s PhD was awarded in 2023.
His ESRC-funded, socio-legal empirical PhD, entitled ‘Informed Consent and Trisomy Screening: Delineating Parent and Professional Interests’, explored the application of the law of consent to the practice of antenatal screening. As part of his PhD, Emyr was awarded a prize for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement’, in 2022.
He has published work in the British Journal of Midwifery, and created educational tools for NHS healthcare professionals on the law of consent and its application to antenatal practices.