Emily grew up in Newcastle-under-Lyme, attending Newcastle-under-Lyme School before undertaking her undergraduate training in Dentistry at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2005. During her time at the University she was awarded The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (West Midlands Group) Special Needs prize. The Christopher Gait prize in Orthodontics, a certificate of Merit in Oral Surgery and Local Anaesthesia, a Dental Protection Undergraduate Student Elective Scholarship and a Dental Protection Student Elective Protocol prize. She subsequently completed a year of vocational training at the Shelton Dental Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, within the West Midlands Scheme. Following completion of her vocational training she took up a post as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial surgery at the Worcester Royal Infirmary,rotating between the Worcester Royal, Princess Alexandra, Kidderminster District, Evesham County and Hereford County Hospitals. In this time she completed parts A and B of her MFDS. In 2007 she returned to Birmingham Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Paediatrics and was awarded her MFDS by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, before being appointed to the post of Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics, commencing in 2008. She became an Associate of the higher Education Academy in 2010. Following her specialist training she attained her MOrth in 2011, and is now a registered Specialist in Orthodontics.
She has presented at both local and national levels on many occasions, and in 2009 became the youngest person to date to be awarded the British Orthodontic Society Foundation award to further her research. In addition she has been a recipient of the Geoffrey Fletcher Scholarship from the British Orthodontic Society which, together with a College MDS travel grant, allowed her to work with an internationally recognized research team at ZMK,The University of Bern in 2012. She successfully completed a Masters thesis titled “The effects of orthodontic force application upon the tissues of the human dental pulp” in 2013.
She now splits her time between The University of Birmingham where she enjoys teaching undergraduates, and JDRM Dental Care in Coalville, where she treats a variety of orthodontic patients. She is also a co-owner of Good Smiles Dental in Nottinghamshire, where she treats patients on a private basis.