It was back in 2005 that Emma (then Emma Hill) originally joined the PLOS Biology editorial team as an Associate Editor, after doing a postdoc at UC Berkeley, where she closely followed the Open Access movement and the debut of PLOS. After two years at PLOS Biology she moved in 2007 to New York where she took on the running of the Journal of Cell Biology as its Executive Editor.
With a scientist for a husband, Emma’s most recent move brought her back to the UK to settle in Dundee in 2010, where she took a position at the University as Project Manager for the Open Microscopy Environment (OME) team. With a strong motivation to help provide access to scientific publications and their underlying data, Emma was delighted to return to PLOS Biology as a Senior Editor in 2012. In her spare time, she works hard to decipher the Scottish accents that her two daughters have quickly adopted, and loves to enjoy the Scottish countryside and spending time with family and friends.