Dr Emma Yhnell is a British biomedical scientist, an award-winning science communicator and proud first-generation academic. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, she gained her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience focusing on the brain condition Huntington’s disease. She then translated her research into the patient clinic to work with patients and families impacted by Huntington’s disease.
She is passionate about public engagement, teaching and learning. Alongside her lecturing role at Cardiff University, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Emma also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which was completed part-time via distance learning. Her life experiences and family history of brain disease drive and inspire her writing.
Having successfully contributed to the DK book How the Brain Works: The Facts Visually Explained, Emma is now embarking on her first solo book project.