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NMAHP-RU, University of Stirling
Unit 13 Scion House
Stirling University Innovation Park
Emma completed her first degree in Genetics before moving into the area of Science and Technology Studies. She completed her PhD ('Blood, sweat and tears: The development of cultured red blood cells for transfusion') in mid-2013. From January 2013 – March 2015 she worked as a research fellow for STIS on the project Cultured Red Blood Cells: Eliciting the views of potential users and wider publics, an interdisciplinary project funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Emma is now working at the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit (NMAHP-RU), based at the University of Stirling. Her current research is on the Swallowing Interventions Project. This project is developing and implementing a series of swallowing exercises, with the aim of reducing swallowing problems for patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer.