Emma trained as a Dietitian in the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and progressed to achieve a Masters with distinction in Loughborough University, England in Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She has worked as an applied Performance Dietitian for the English Institute of Sport and was also the lead dietitian for Leinster Rugby, a decorated professional rugby team based in Ireland. She moved to Canada in 2013 where she joined the Canadian Sport Institute. She supported the Canadian Women’s Soccer team, Swim Canada and multiple winter sports competing in domestic and international competitions and the Olympic games. She moved to UBC in January 2016 where she teaches Sport Nutrition on both the Kinesiology and Food Nutrition and Health programmes and provides sports dietetics support to the Thunderbirds Athletics teams. Emma focuses on the specialist application of the science of nutrition to enhance performance in sport, aiming to maximise training adaptation, optimise body composition and minimise risk of injury, over-training, illness and burnout.