Emma is a Clinical Psychologist, originally from Scotland, who trained and worked in London, before moving to Australia. Her therapeutic work includes running creative therapy workshops in an adolescent psychiatric ward, designing and delivering group and individual therapy in a male prison, and working in a human rights organisation with refugees. Her doctoral research centred around gang members and constructed identities
Emma is interested in how people tell the stories of their lives, how these stories shape their identities, and how these stories are influenced by the media, the government, and popular ideas in society. Across all these experiences she’s noticed that universally one of the greatest sources of joy and despair in the human experience is relationships and connection, and that the modern day presents many challenges in maintaining those crucial close connections.