Emily Burton gained a BSc in Animal Physiology and Nutrition from the University of Leeds and a PhD in the nutritional value of soya beans for broiler chicks from the University of Nottingham. After seven years as a post-doctoral researcher focusing on feed quality and exogenous enzyme effects on broiler performance, Emily briefly investigated use of fibrolytic enzymes to improve forage digestion in dairy cows, followed by two years as companion bird nutritionist for Mars at their Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition. Her research now focuses on interactions between feed materials and gastrointestinal physiology in poultry. Emily is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, where she leads the Poultry Research Unit. She is a Council member of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) UK Branch and chairs the Program Committee of their annual meeting which is jointly held with the BSAS annual meeting. Emily is also past Chair of the BSAS Academia Association and has worked to build up the strength of the AA and to establish a strong relationship with the BSAS Industry Association. Alongside her research, Emily's passion is for helping students to develop into scientists capable of making a tangible contribution to the advancement of animal science. To this end, she invests time liaising between industry and academia and also promoting positive connections between the general public and the animal science sector.