Emer qualified as a state registered biomedical scientist in 2001 specialising in infection sciences. She holds an MSc (Hons) in Industrial Microbiology, an MSC (Hons) in Biomedical Science and is a member of IBMS and IOSH. She holds various qualifications in health and safety and biocontainment and is currently studying for her Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.
After qualifying, Emer spent a number of years working at many of London’s large teaching and training hospitals before starting work for the PHE Microbiology Network at Kings College Hospital in 2007. It was here that she became very involved in laboratory safety, in particular biosafety at Containment Level 3. From her role as Pathology Safety Lead at Kings, Emer moved onto the position of Head of Safety for a large pathology joint venture in 2010.
Emer is currently leading the Health and Safety Team at HSL/TDL and is working on developing both the team and H&S systems for the business.