I offer a range of freelance services both online and in person.

Freelance experience

  • Keynote speaking.
  • Presenting & Hosting.
  • Training (in science communication, presenting, public speaking, online presenting).
  • Science writing (book chapters, articles, pitches and blogs).
  • Panel appearances and moderation.
  • Workshop design and delivery.
  • FameLab Academy (training school children in science communication).
  • Podcast appearances.


“The most enthusiastic speaker I’ve ever worked with. Emma presented engaging talks on inherited disease, gene therapy and DNA tests for an online genetics course that I produced for New Scientist (‘You and Your Genome’). Her videos show that she can explain anything to a general audience, whether it’s antisense oligonucleotides or earlobe attachment.” – Dr JV Chamary, science communicator, journalist and course host for New Scientist Academy.

“Emma is an energetic and thought-provoking speaker and mentor who is able to connect with a range of audiences both in-person and online. Emma responded to the brief brilliantly, she is fantastic to work with, always professional and goes above-and-beyond, and I would not hesitate to recommend her.” – Cheltenham Science Festival

“Emma worked with us to plan layouts and develop artworks and graphics, which she backed up with clear, engaging text – all demonstrating that she has a real talent for making science accessible to curious readers.” – Peter Frances, Senior editor, DK Knowledge.

“Emma is a fantastic and animated communicator, with a natural ability to grab and then maintain her audience’s attention. She can explain complex scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience with the clever use of personal experiences, and she is also unafraid of discussing some of the more controversial – but fascinating – societal implications of genetics research.” – Content creator.

“The Albert Primary School STEM Club had the privilege to have Dr Emma Yhnell present the very first session of this then newly established club. Dr Yhnell and her DIY Brain Surgery proved an instant hit with the year 5 and 6 pupils. The entire club was inspired by Dr Yhnell’s engaging explanations of brain functionality. The highlight of the session was the milk jelly brain dissection, which was much enjoyed by the pupils.” – Dr Christian Baars, Coordinator, Albert Primary School, Penarth, STEM Club.

If you’d like to get in touch about any freelance work please send me a message through my Contact section.

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