Emma is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, working in the field of molecular nutrition, studying gene-nutrient-environment interactions. She a multi-faceted research background, with qualifications and experience in food science, nutrition, epidemiology, science management, biomedical sciences, immunology and microbiology.
Emma completed her PhD, in 2016, as a joint project between the University of Newcastle and the CSIRO. In 2014 Emma was a Visiting Fellow at the USA National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences (NIEHS).
She has experience doing scientific research, including lab work, analyses, grants, writing publications and conference presentations. She is author of 40 peer reviewed scientific publications, and attended more than 30 scientific conferences to present work, including as keynote speaker.
Emma is also a passionate science communicator. She has written for newspapers and magazines, and appears regularly on local and national radio. Emma’s science communication work focuses on nutrition myth busting and empowering the public to interpret nutrition research. In 2017 she was named as a NSW Young Tall Poppy, in recognition of both her research and communication work.
Casual Academic, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle
NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The University of Newcastle
Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Newcastle
Deakin University, Graduate Certificate Human Nutrition
University of Newcastle/CSIRO, PhD (Food Science)
University of Newcastle, Masters of Science Management
University of Newcastle, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours Class I)
Vitamin D receptor genotype modulates the correlation between vitamin D and circulating levels of let-7a/b and vitamin D intake in an elderly cohort., J Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics
Macrolide therapy suppresses key features of experimental steroid-sensitive and steroid-insensitive asthma, Thorax
Folate status, folate-related genes and serum miR-21 expression: Implications for miR-21 as a biomarker, BBA Clinical
Methylation diet and methyl group genetics in risk for adenomatous polyp occurrence, BBA Clinical
Vitamin D: Beyond Metabolism, JEBCAM
Taste Genetics- the relationship to tasting, liking, consumption and health., Food and Function
The role of vitamins and minerals in modulating the expression of microRNA., Nutrition Research Reviews
Damaging legacy; maternal cigarette smoking has long-term consequences for male offspring fertility, Human Reproduction
Bronchiolar Remodeling in Adult Mice Following Neonatal Exposure to Hyperoxia: Relation to Growth., Anatomical Record
Scrambled and fried: Cigarette smoke exposure causes antral follicle destruction and oocyte dysfunction through oxidative stress., Toxicol Appl Pharmacol.
A new short-term mouse model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identifies a role for mast cell tryptase in pathogenesis., J Allergy Clin Immunol.
Chlamydia muridarum lung infection in infants alters hematopoietic cells to promote allergic airway disease in mice., PLoS One.
TLR2, but not TLR4, is required for effective host defence against Chlamydia respiratory tract infection in early life., PLoS One.
Increased zona pellucida thickness and meiotic spindle disruption in oocytes from cigarette smoking mice., Human Reprod
Streptococcus pneumoniae infection suppresses allergic airways disease by inducing regulatory T-cells., Eur Respir J.
Surveillance and analysis of avian influenza viruses, Australia., Emerg Infect Dis.
Fibulin-1 is increased in asthma--a novel mediator of airway remodeling?, PLoS One.