Emma is a passionate animal behaviour and welfare scientist, currently employed as postdoctoral research scientist at Murdoch University. Emma completed a Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) at Charles Sturt University in 2012, with her Honours dissertation titled 'assessment of behaviour and welfare of captive African lions in Australian zoological institutions'. During her undergraduate, Emma focused on behaviour, welfare and nutrition of domestic and wildlife species. In 2017, Emma graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Animal Behaviour, with her dissertation titled 'Assessment of functionality of captive-origin and wild prides of African lions; a pre-release assessment'. This research lead to Emma travelling to Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa to study three lions prides. Emma then spent 8 months employed at the Principal Researcher of the Zambian lion pride by the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust. Upon returning to Australia, Emma changed her focus to livestock behaviour and welfare, being employed as a research technician at Charles Sturt University on a feedlot project before joining the Murdoch University research team. Emma is now involved in a number of livestock research projects, across the live export and feedlot industries.