Emmanuel is currently the Head of Section in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He joined Monash South Africa in 2012 after gaining work experience at the University of Cape Town where he is an M.Phil alumnus in Criminal Justice, the Institute for Security Studies as a research intern and consultant in various programmes including the Corruption and Governance Programme, as well as the Anti-Money Laundering and Organised Crime Programme, and also as a consultant for the Western Cape Provincial Government during the xenophobic attacks of 2008. He has also lectured in Criminology at other private higher education institutions.
His teaching interests are in penology (corrections), policing, victimology and child justice. He is currently enrolled for a Ph.D with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, researching the discriminatory parole process for convicted immigrants and that of South African nationals, in the contexts of social displacement and social reintegration of prisoners. Emmanuel often appears on various news media platforms as an expert in his field of criminal justice, giving comment on issues of national interest pertaining to the police, prisons and criminal courts.