Emily is passionate about wildlife, science and books. Her events mix music, dancing, science and storytelling.
She has a MSc in communicating science and a BSc in Geophysical Sciences and a HNC in counselling. She worked in Museums as a science educator for eight years.
Emily is a screenwriter for CBeebies (including the science show Nina and the Neurons). She is developing and writing other content for the BBC including radio plays.
Emily is the author of four pictures books about Scottish Wildlife (aimed at children 3 – 6 years) including Can’t-Dance-Cameron and Crime Squirrel Investigators. She has written eight non-fiction science schoolbooks and an adult non-fiction book for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (launched in Glasgow Queen Street Station by the Environment Minister).
Emily runs a weekly two-hour writing workshop for Women’s mental health charity LinkUp and has worked with several organisations on oral history projects creating digital stories.
She was the Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland Reader in Residence at Leith Library and the Scottish Book Trust Author in Residence for Annette Street Primary School.
Emily has written and performed professional comedy and spoken word for adult audiences. She is also an illustrator, working towards her first illustrated book.