Emma is a research paramedic working for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Since graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2019, Emma worked as a paramedic with the ambulance service for three years before moving to a secondment with the Research and Development team in August 2022. She is currently working predominantly on the RAPID2 trial (Randomised trial of paramedic delivered FICB for hip fracture) which includes recruiting approximately 44 paramedics to carry out patient recruitment, organising and helping to deliver the fascia iliaca compartment block training for these paramedics, and data collection. She also supports other trials taking part in the trust and is PI for a homegrown study – EVOLEVD (Exploration of behaviours and Lifestyle factors impacting Levels of vitamin D within a UK Ambulance service workforce).

She has an interest in prehospital research but particularly in older adults, mental health and falling. This interest began during her time at university where she completed a literature review and service improvement project on this topic. Since then, she has expended this, developing her own research ideas related to the care of older adults in the prehospital environment which she hopes to undertake in the near future.