Emily joined Sense about Science in 2011 as assistant director, and from 2016 headed our public engagement programme helping scientists to communicate difficult research findings simply and accurately. She also led our peer review programme, which included chairing our peer review workshops for early career researchers. In addition, Emily oversaw our many partnerships, took care of financial management, and generally kept the place running.
Emily came to Sense about Science following a successful career in scientific publishing. She was the managing editor of the international, peer reviewed journal BJOG for five years, a publication of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She also worked as assistant editor at the Novartis Foundation, a small science charity promoting excellence in science, as well as spending two years as a biological patent analyst for Thomson Scientific. She has a degree in Biological Science from UMIST, Manchester.
After working for Sense about Science for over 9 years, she now works as a strategy and engagement manager at the Wellcome Trust for Understanding Patient data.