Emily has had an interest in humanitarian affairs since she was 15 years of age when she went to Kenya with the Scouts to assist a small village group build a latrine block for their campsite. Emily later developed the interest this had awakened in her by completing a B.Sc. Honours degree in Development and Health in Disaster Management at the University of Coventry.
Since graduating ten years ago, Emily has had a number of roles, including working in emergency preparedness and planning with the Sussex Police and East Sussex NHS Health Care Trust. She is currently the Emergency Preparedness Manager with Public Health England. Her experiences include working at local level with Category 1 responders and more recently working at a national cross government level.
Most recently, Emily was part of a team that delivered emergency preparedness training in Ethiopia and Nigeria as part of a World Health Organisation International Health Strengthening Programme.