Originally from Belfast, Emma studied Documentary Photography at Newport until 2000, after which she relocated to London to work in the photographic industry for over a decade. Recently relocated home, Emma gained a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the University of Ulster under Paul Seawright, Donovan Wylie and Kaylynn Deveney in 2012. The study continues at U.U, with a practice-based PhD researching the impact of women's documentary photography in the UK.  


Emma deals with gendered themes in her personal work and has previously explored the portrayal of female adolescence, the diary as an exploration of sibling identity, the masquerade of gender in photography as well as social and political issues that directly affect women.