Dr Emily Ryall is Reader in Applied Philosophy at the University of Gloucestershire.
She grew up in Cornwall and attended Penair School in Truro before reading Philosophy and Linguistics at UEA in Norwich. After graduating with a Masters in Social Philosophy, she worked for an international computer company before retraining to be a teacher in Physical Education. She was then offered a PhD scholarship in the philosophy of sport at De Montfort University in Bedford. Following this, she joined the University of Gloucestershire as a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport, and was later promoted to Reader (Associate Professor).
Emily has previously been Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Philosophy of Sport. She also delivers Professional Ethics workshops for the British Association for Sport and Exercise Scientists, and works with M2M on delivering doctoral researcher training for NATO candidates.
She is currently on the Executive Board of Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union, where she is also a disciplinary panel member. She also sits on the Standards, Ethics and Rules Committee for UK Athletics, and on the Integrity Advisory Group for the British Association for Sport and Exercise Scientists.