Emily is a teacher, lecturer, and researcher, with fifteen years of experience in disability-specific and inclusive physical education. A qualified vision impairment specialist and physical education teacher, she teaches at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre in Victoria, and has served in curriculum coordination, specialist, itinerant, and classroom roles across a range of settings. She has provided over forty professional learning seminars on including students with vision impairment, who may have additional disabilities.

Emily lectures at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University on how teachers can support access to learning opportunities for students with disability, particularly through technology use. Her PhD, which is on the development and validation of measures for assessing and teaching digital literacy for students with disability, is under examination.