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Emily Dodd

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Email sustainablestories@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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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.

 

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

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

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500