Emily grew up in the village of Perran-Ar-Worthal near Truro, Cornwall, attended Penair school in Truro and was one of the first intake of the newly built Truro College in 1993. From there she went to UEA in Norwich to study Philosophy and Linguistics followed by an MA in Social Philosophy. After moving to Bristol to work for a international computer company and to play rugby for the Premiership team, Clifton, she then moved to Cardiff to study for a PGCE in Physical Education at UWIC. This was followed by a PhD in the Philosophy of Sport at De Montfort University, during which time she also played rugby for London Saracens. After five years away, Emily returned to live in Bristol and took up a position as Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport at the University of Gloucestershire where she currently works. She lives in Gloucester.
Emily continues to play sport and coach rugby. She is very much in agreement with Plato’s philosophy of exercising and improving both body and mind.