Emma joined the Environmental Pollution Systems research group at Imperial College London to study the effects of air pollution on semi natural vegetation in 2001, following on from an MSc in Environmental Diagnosis (Silwood Park, Imperial College London). Whilst writing up her PhD. Emma continued doing research based around air pollution until she joined the Imperial College Outreach team in summer 2006 which she combined with a NERC urgency project which looked at quantifying the effect of a severe summer fire on soil nutrient dynamics and nutrient economy in a lowland heathland environment. A five year post doc with The Open Air Laboratories Network (OPAL), a national programme funded by the Big Lottery Project investigating biodiversity, environmental quality and people’s engagement with nature was embarked upon in 2007 and a return to the Outreach team followed OPAL until she joined Bangor University in 2017. Here Emma is a Research Project Administrator on the VIRAQUA II project.