Position: Exhibit Manager
Emma started off trying to engage recruitment professionals in databases, then quickly realised that life could be more fun if she switched to a wider audience and science content. Whilst studying the philosophical underpinnings of science engagement at the University of Bath, Emma joined At-Bristol at the coalface, then known as an Explainer. She then tried, and highly enjoyed, presenting to both schools and family audiences before moving quickly into the Exhibitions Department as an Interpretive Planner. In 2006 Emma stepped up to Exhibition Manager, looking after content developers, a multimedia producer and a Workshop of Fabricators. She has overseen the Content development for exhibitions covering the human body, animation, DNA and Earth science. Currently she is lost in Space. Emma set up the Visitor Research Group within At-Bristol to better focus evaluation studies, is passionate about the digital potential within science centres and has worked on their exhibition digital content, Explore More since it was conceived. Currently Emma is fascinated in the area of play, for both children and adults and how it ties into informal science experiences and learning.