Emma Redding is Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Emma originally trained as a dancer and performed with the company Tranz Danz, Hungary and for Rosalind Newman, Hong Kong. She teaches contemporary dance technique at Trinity Laban and lectures in physiology alongside her management and research work. She was Principal Investigator for the Centres for Advanced Training project, The development of dance talent in young people working with Sanna Nordin-Bates and Imogen Walker. She was also Principal Investigator of the research project, Music & Dance Science: Optimising Performing Potential which involves undergraduate vocational music and dance students at Trinity Laban and has managed several investigations into the impact of dance on health and well-being. She has published her work in academic journals and is a member of the Board of Directors and a Past President of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).