Coffee may make you less drowsy, but it doesn't really "energize" the body.
Emma has a multi-faceted research background, with qualifications and experience in food science, nutrition, epidemiology, science management, biomedical sciences, immunology and microbiology. Her research focuses on molecular nutrition, because food isn't nutrition until we eat it, and humans are complex and varied!
As well as a Senior Lecturer (Food Science and Human Nutrition) at the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Emma is also a passionate science communicator. She has written for newspapers and magazines, and appears regularly on local and national radio. Emma’s science communication work focuses on nutrition myth busting and empowering the public to interpret nutrition research. In 2017 she was named as a NSW Young Tall Poppy, in recognition of both her research and communication work.