University of South Wales
Welsh Crucible 2018
Emma obtained her BSc degree in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. She then stayed on to study for her PhD on bacterial cell wall dynamics. After two years of postdoctoral research, she moved to South Wales in 2009 to take up her current position as Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of South Wales. In 2016, Emma was awarded an NRN-LCEE Returning Fellowship, and she has been actively involved in applied research in the area of antibiotic resistance since then.
Her research interests are broad and varied, and current funded projects include; working in collaboration with Welsh Water to assess the prevalence of antibiotic resistance throughout wastewater treatment plants; the development of a low-cost device for the specific detection of E. coli; and working in collaboration with the National Health Service to assess the infection risk associated with the use of technology in clinical settings.