Author details

Emily Dodd


Emily Dodd is passionate about science, wildlife and storytelling. She is a screenwriter for CBeebies science programme Nina and the Neurons and has written and presented science shows for the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Scottish Seabird Centre, Edinburgh University, National Museums Scotland and Our Dynamic Earth.

Emily was the 2012/2013 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at Leith Library, Edinburgh. She regularly appears in book festivals around Scotland. She writes fiction books for children and non-fiction books for adults and children. 

About writer's work

Some recent projects include:

  • Running reminiscence and digital storytelling workshops for older people with Historic Scotland.
  • Training University students to become science presenters in the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.
  • Writing science shows with excluded teenagers for the National Museums Scotland.
  • Writing an early years workshop for the Edinburgh International Science Festival and training festival staff to run it. 

Websites featuring the author

BlogEmily on TwitterEmily on Facebook Emily on LinkedInTrailer for Can't Dance Cameron events: YouTubeAuthor page on Amazon

Current events and projects

Currently Offering ‘Can’t-Dance-Cameron’ events to Early Years.

From September 2015 will also be offering:

  • ‘The Grouse and the Mouse’ events to Early Years.
  • Non-fiction and science workshops for 7 – 9 years.
  • How to be a Science Presenter workshops for Primary Schools.

Contact details

Photo credit: Chris Scott


Local authority where they are based


Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type

Storyteller, Writer



Books written

Light cover


Author(s): Emily Dodd
What is light and how does it work? Did you know it was the fastest thing in the universe?


Author(s): Emily Dodd
Everything you could ever want to know about one of Earth’s most impressive phenomena.
Front cover.

Tales From Our Wild Park

Author(s): Emily Dodd
Non fiction science.

The Grouse and the Mouse

Author(s): Emily Dodd
Bagpipe the Black Grouse thinks he's the most magnificent animal in Scotland. He feels sorry for Squeaker, the little brown wood mouse.

Can’t Dance Cameron: A Scottish Capercaillie Story

Author(s): Emily Dodd
Cameron the capercaillie is the worst dancer in the Scottish Cairngorms, but maybe with the help of his new friend, Hazel the red squirrel, he'll learn some great moves!