Emma has a degree in Biology (University of Southampton) and a PhD in the environmental sciences and pesticide regulation (Imperial College, London). She started her career as a regulatory scientist at the Department of Environment, before becoming a Senior Scientist at the MRC Institute for Environment and Health.
Emma later re-trained as a secondary science teacher and achieved Advanced Skills Teacher status which took her into a cross- county training and development role. During this time Emma also worked as a mentor with Cambridge University on their PGCE programme. Emma has also run her own successful business providing personalised learning, skills development and coaching.