Emma is a research fellow with Innogen and the department of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) at the University of Edinburgh. Her current project looks at how the public, and potential patients, feel about receiving red blood cells which have been grown in the laboratory. This follows on from her PhD which was undertaken in partnership with the ESRC Innogen Centre, the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service and the Scottish Stem Cell Network.
Emma’s first degree was in Genetics, and she also has an MA in Social Research (specialising in health, the body and new medical technologies), and an MSc (Res) in Science and Technology Studies. She is also involved with outreach work, particularly in schools, and is an ambassador for StemNet.