Emma joined the unit in March 2012 as a lecturer and her research focuses on families and health. She specialises in qualitative research methods but also has expertise in quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Emma studied psychology and French at the University of Glasgow where she was awarded a PhD in psychology in 2000. Following this, Emma worked for seven years as a researcher and project manager in the commercial and voluntary sectors including for a mental health service provider, a design consultancy, and a telecommunications company. From April 2007-March 2012, she was employed as a research fellow at the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh on a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme: ‘Information for choice: what people need, prefer and use’. Subsequently, Emma worked on the Scottish School of Primary Care funded ‘MALT’ (Scottish Multiple And Long Term Conditions) study to develop a national cohort study of people with multiple morbidity and on a qualitative study of men’s and women’s experiences of stroke before joining the NMAHP Unit.