Born and brought up in London, Emma studied English at Oxford University. She worked in Psychology publishing before becoming a full-time writer and journalist. She writes for The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Mail, Harper's Bazaar, Grazia, Red, Psychologies and The Sun. She was a finalist for Journalist of the Year in the Mind Awards 2012, among other awards.

Emma was the co-presenter on Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny, and recently gave the acclaimed Radio 4 Four Thought lecture. Other media appearances include Newsnight, Woman’s Hour, Channel 5 and Radio 4.

Her first book, An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia was published in 2012 and has been published around the world. Her next book, The Ministry of Thin: How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control came out in June 2013. Emma is the great-niece of Virginia Woolf.You can follow Emma on Twitter: @ejwoolf.