Emily graduated from Newcastle University in 2012 with an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry. As part of her degree she undertook an industrial placement with Piramal Healtcare working on large-scale production chemistry. Her final year project was undertaken with Michael Carroll investigating the steric and electronic control of the fluorination of diaryliodonium salts. After graduating she worked for Fine Organics Ltd again working on large-scale production chemistry.
Emily started her PhD in the MICL in October 2013 where she is developing radiotracers for imaging alpha-synuclein.