Emma completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Manchester and her PhD at the University of Glasgow. Emma’s PhD examined measurement properties of cognitive screening tests used within a stroke setting. In addition to collecting neuropsychological data on cognition and mood, she used a range of patient and clinician reported outcome measures to collect and analyse data on quality of life, fatigue, disability and activities of daily living. She received various awards during her PhD, including the University of Glasgow 3-minute thesis competition and the Humphreys & Riddoch Postgraduate Prize by the British Neuropsychological Society (BNS).
Emma has worked in clinical research (clinical trials and observational studies) since 2014. She has worked across stroke, dementia and oncology and co-authored peer reviewed publications in these areas. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a clinical trials coordinator in oncology trials at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and following this worked in stroke clinical trials at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. Emma has experience in the set-up and running of clinical trials, patient recruitment, conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis.