Emma is currently Research Fellow on the SKIP-IT project, which aims to support pregnant women to give up smoking by using a narrative text-messaging intervention. Emma’s previous role at NMAHP-RU was on the Swallowing Interventions Package (SiP) project, which looked at the feasibility of delivering a swallowing exercise regime to patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer.
Previously she worked at the University of Edinburgh, looking at public reactions to the development of cultured red blood cells for transfusion. Her PhD (2013) was also based on cultured red blood cells, in partnership with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and the Scottish Stem Cell Network. She has an MSc(Res) in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in Social Research specialising in Health, the Body, and Medical Technologies from the University of York. Emma’s undergraduate degree was in Genetics at the University of York.