Dr Emma Edwards


Lecturer and Admissions Tutor in Biomedical Science

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

email: e.edwards@worc.ac.uk

Emma is passionate about all things scientific but has particular expertise in virology and immunology. Her current main area of research is into CRGV, a rare but fatal disease affecting dogs in the UK. She has spoken at many public events about viruses and their impact and co-authored a book about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.  


BIOS0001 The chemistry of life

BIOS0002 Earth, life, and diversity

BIOS0003 Essential skills for scientists

BIOS0004 Science in practice

BIOS2110 Immunology

BIOS3400 Infection science and antimicrobial resistance


Recent work involves the canine disease CRGV, also known as Alabama Rot.  She is also involved in PhD supervision for a project looking for markers of cardiovascular disease.  Previous work includes examining the role of the hedgehog signalling pathway in cancer development, and development of diagnostic assays for crop disease. 


Parry HM, Zuo J, Frumento G, Mirajkar N, Inman C, Edwards E, Griffiths M, Pratt G, Moss P. Cytomegalovirus viral load within blood increases markedly in healthy people over the age of 70 years. Immun Ageing. 2016 Jan 5;13:1. doi: 10.1186/s12979-015-0056-6.

Bovril, Whiskey and Gravediggers: The Spanish flu comes to the West midlands.  Podcast available at History WM.com Professor Maggie Andrews, Dr Emma Edwards and Louise Price

Bovril, Whisky and Gravediggers: The Spanish Flu Pandemic comes to the West Midlands (1918-1920)  Professor Maggie Andrews with Dr Emma Edwards- History West Midlands