- Job title
- STP Training Programme Director / Regional Dean for North East
- Operational Management Team
EMma embarked on her Engineering career 25 years ago, by gaining an MEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of York. She quickly realised that she wanted to apply her skills within healthcare, so completed the first part of her Clinical Science training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and the second part at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.
After gaining HCPC registration, EMma has remained in Newcastle upon Tyne. During this time she has completed a part-time PhD whilst working within Clinical Measurement, and set up and managed the Northern Training Consortium. This has enabled nine NHS Trusts to work together to provide high quality training at all levels for Physical Sciences. As a result of her work with the Northern Training Consortium EMma has gathered evidence to show the importance of collaboration both to enrich training experiences and to maximise training capacity. EMma is energised by developing links with people and ideas, and by enabling individuals to grow professionally.
EMma’s role is to deliver sustainable high-quality healthcare for the future, by ensuring Healthcare Science is embedded into the strategic planning for the North East, and by supporting STP Trainees nationally so that they are able to reach their maximum potential.
When EMma is not doing healthcare science stuff, she volunteers for Girl Guiding where she helps young teenage girls develop confidence and leadership skills through fun activities.