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Emily is passionate about wildlife, science and stories. Her interactive author events for children of all ages include music, dancing and storytelling.
She has a MSc in communicating science, a BSc in Geophysical Sciences, a HNC in counselling and an NC in Art and Design. Her background includes eight years working full time in museums, developing and delivering educational programmes.
Emily is a screenwriter for CBeebies and wrote a play for schools broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Emily is the author of four picture books about Scottish Wildlife (aimed at children 3 – 6 years) including Can’t-Dance-Cameron and Crime Squirrel Investigators. Emily’s latest storybook is a chapter book called Surfing the Moon, written from the perspective of boy with ASD.
Emily has written twelve non-fiction science books for publishers including HarperCollins and PanMacmillan. She wrote an adult non-fiction book for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Emily regularly works with heritage organisations on oral history projects creating digital stories.
She was the Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland Reader-in-Residence at Leith Library, the Scottish Book Trust Author-in-Residence for Annette Street Primary School and is currently the Author-in-Residence at Daliburgh Primary on the Isle of South Uist.
Emily has written and performed professional comedy and spoken word for adult audiences.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Chairing events; Mentoring; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Picture books; Religion & beliefs; Science