Emmeline graduated as an Occupational Therapist from LaTrobe University in 1998. 

Nine of her postgraduate years have been working as a Hand Therapist, in both the public and private sector.

Emmeline has specialist experience in burns and scar management, gained from her five years spent as a member of The Alfred Hospital burns unit. She has studied at a postgraduate level, and has presented to undergraduate and postgraduate students on burns and hand rehabilitation. She has also presented at national conferences and at LaTrobe University. She is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia, a registered Occupational Therapist and a member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association.