Emma graduated from Northumbria University in 2003 with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. In 2005 she accepted a position combining teaching with a part-time PhD, also at Northumbria University.
Emma's PhD investigated the use of milk as a recovery supplement following exercise-induced muscle damage. Following the completion of her PhD in 2010, Emma worked as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, before moving to Middlesex University in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in sport and exercise physiology.
In addition to her academic qualifications, Emma is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist.
Currently, Emma is Programme Leader of the UG Sport and Exercise Science programme, teaching physiology modules on this programme. She also supervises four PhD students researching the use of a range of recovery interventions following damaging bouts of exercise.
Russell, Mark and Birch, Jack and Love, Thomas and Cook, Christian and Bracken, Richard M. and Taylor, Tom and Swift, Eamon and Cockburn, Emma and Finn, Charlie and Cunningham, Daniel and Wilson, Laura and Kilduff, Liam P. (2017) The effects of a single whole body cryotherapy exposure on physiological, performance and perceptual responses of professional academy soccer players following repeated sprint exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31 (2). pp. 415-421. ISSN 1064-8011
Briggs, Marc A. and Cockburn, Emma and Rumbold, Penny L. S. and Rae, Glen and Stevenson, Emma J. and Russell, Mark (2015) Assessment of energy intake and energy expenditure of male adolescent academy-level soccer players during a competitive week. Nutrients, 7 (10). pp. 8392-8401. ISSN 2072-6643
Horsley, Dan and Cockburn, Emma and James, Ian A. (2015) An exploration of participation football coaches' philosophies from development to expression. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 11 (2). pp. 22-36. ISSN 1745-4980
Robson-Ansley, Paula and Cockburn, Emma and Walshe, Ian and Stevenson, Emma and Nimmo, Myra (2010) The effect of exercise on plasma soluble IL-6 receptor concentration: a dichotomous response. Exercise immunology review, 16 . pp. 56-76. ISSN 1077-5552
Briggs, Marc A. and Rumbold, Penny L. S. and Cockburn, Emma and Russell, Mark and Stevenson, Emma J. (2015) Agreement between two methods of dietary data collection in male adolescent academy-level soccer players. Nutrients, 7 (7). pp. 5948-5960. ISSN 2072-6643