Emma Pharo has been at the University of Tasmania since 1999. She moved to Tasmania from a postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta, Canada, where she worked with a team of foresters, economists and social researchers on resilient forest ecosystems. She completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, an Honours year at the University of Tasmania, and a science degree at the University of Melbourne.
Emma has taught at all levels, from first year to postgraduate course work and PhD. She is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and an active member of the PIA policy committee for Tasmania. Her current research focuses on transport planning, particularly interested around increasing mode share for walking and cycling.
Emma is an committee member of Bicycle Network Tasmania and the Hobart Bike Advisory Committee and a member of the Road Safety Advisory Council of Tasmania.