In 1993 Emma moved from Glasgow to join the CLIVE project at The Royal Dick Vet, Edinburgh University. She was the first courseware designer appointed by CLIVE. In making the appointment, Emmas samples of work stood out for its creativity. They were so delighted with her flair that it was assumed Emma had programming skills and were somewhat dismayed when Emma declared she had a complete "block" about mathematics. They needn't have worried - Emma learnt fast and was both ingenious and determined. These were the hallmarks throughout Emmas five years with CLIVE. When combined with enthusiasm and an outgoing personality, it is easy to see why Emma was such a positive force in the project. She worked closely with Gill McConnell who was her leader and a friend.
Not only did Emma produce excellent courseware, still used by thousands of veterinary students and practitioners world-wide, she also wrote articles and designed our first website and the first websites of the University of Edinburgh Medical School and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Nationally, learning technology was rapidly gaining wide uptake and Emma was the first editor of ALT-N (see page 6) and received numerous invitations to speak on web and courseware design. She had a deep commitment to her work and always struggled to make a product that was already good, perfect.
Most of all though, Emma had the ability to make friends.