Hi I’m Emma!
I hold a Masters degree in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation from Imperial College London and a bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of Leeds. My two biggest passions are the natural world and science communication, and it is my ambition to share the wonders of wildlife with as many people as possible through writing, presenting and filmmaking. I created this multimedia website so I can share every fascinating little thing I learn about wildlife, but also so I can grow and learn about creating stories, presenting, filming, editing and writing to improve my skills as a communicator.
On my blog I want to share with you incredible wildlife stories, conservation news and latest research. Also check out my YouTube channel to see me present some short wildlife videos.
I have great passion and enthusiasm for the natural world and it would be my pleasure to share that with you!
As well as my blog and YouTube channel I have experience in science communication with a range of different media.
In May 2017 I did work experience as a researcher for the BBC The Sky at Night and as a runner on a live broadcast of The One Show. My duties included searching for stories, camera set-up, on location shoots, interacting with the public, contracting contributors, drawing up contributor contact lists, searching for and booking transport and locations for shoots both in the UK and abroad, script writing and fact-checking.
In the past I have co-presented my own wildlife show on Leeds Student Radio with Ekbal Hussain. On our weekly show we talked about the latest news and research in the fields of zoology, ecology and earth sciences. The show was twice nominated for most informative radio show. I have also worked as a science writer for Biosphere Magazine writing content for the subscription magazine and their website on the latest research from the natural world.
In October 2014, I won the TEDx University of Leeds student speaker competition and got to present at the TEDxUniversityOfLeeds conference alongside leading academics. My talk was on the subject of global development and can be watched here.
I have also been involved in outreach projects for a range of audiences of different ages. I have been an educator in the Discovery Zone for Leeds Science Week where I helped to run workshops for primary and secondary school kids on invasive species. I also helped out on an event organised by ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ where I and six fellow wildlife educators teamed up with TV presenter Chris Packham to show a group of year 4 pupils around Poole Harbour and teaching them about the importance of conserving our coasts.
As a bit of a fitness freak I have a love for a range of different sports.
When I was 17 I decided to start taekwondo and it still remains one of my favourite hobbies. In March 2015 I achieved my black belt (1st Dan) from Leeds University Union Taekwondo club. Since I was a yellow belt I have competed in a number of competitions from local competitions up to national level.
I have a great love of outdoor sports and particularly enjoy rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, running and hiking.
I am constantly looking for opportunities to work on natural history films and to offer my skills both behind the scenes and as a presenter.
If you would like to get in touch, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org