DMD-Hub Manager and Network Strand Lead
Emma trained as a biological anthropologist at Durham University and was awarded an MSc (Research) in 2005. She has been part of the of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (formally muscle team) at Newcastle University since October 2006 and joined the FP6-funded TREAT-NMD neuromuscular network of excellence in January 2007 as assistant project manager.
Within TREAT-NMD Emma was responsible for leading the work relating to shared activities and tools and enhancing international collaborations and continues to be a member of the Project Ethics Council. From 2009 to 2013 she coordinated the TREAT-NMD Advisory Committee for Therapeutics (TACT) and from 2011 was the nominated first point of contact for industry enquiries to the network. Emma took up the position of RD-Connect Project Manager in January 2013 where she was responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of the project to ensure the deliverable and objectives were achieved.
Since January 2016 Emma has lead the work on establishing the DMD-Hub, an initiative tasked with expanding clinical trial capacity for Duchenne trials in the UK. She is team lead for the Network strand within the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle University and therefore has specific responsibilities for advising on national and international collaborative projects within the team.
John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Centre for Life