Hartpury College


Emma is programme manager and year one and two academic tutor for the BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science programme as well as module leader for various equine science and performance based modules across all levels. Emma is also an undergraduate dissertation supervisor and work placement tutor.

Emma graduated from Hartpury College in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Sports Science. She went on to complete her MSc Equine Science and began teaching at Hartpury in 2013. Emma is currently undertaking her PGCE in Teaching and Learning in HE at UWE.

Teaching Interests:
Anatomy and Physiology; Horse and Rider Performance; Equine Industry; Therapy and Rehabilitation; Undergraduate research process and statistics

Research Interests:
Sports psychology, all aspects of horse and rider performance, athlete psychosocial development, supporting statistical analysis for several projects

Recent Research Activity and Publications:
Co-author on 2 short oral communications at BSAS (2014) alongside colleague and undergraduate students
Short oral communication at ISES (2012)
Oral communication at Alltech-Hartpury (2012)

Kennerley, R; Lewis, V and Davies, E. (2014) A preliminary study to investigate the number of elite dressage riders competing with pain in the UK. (Alltech 2014 Proceedings)

Poole, L; Lesniak K and Davies E. (2014) Identification of the risk factors and preventative methods of lameness of show jumpers. (Alltech 2014 Proceedings)

Stephenson H, Twigg-Flesner A, and Davies E. (2014) A comparison of cortisol concentrations, physical parameters and the respiratory observations for primi-parous and multiparous thoroughbred mares during weaning. (Alltech 2014 Proceedings)

Twigg-Flesner, A; Newman, A and Davies, E (2014) The Effect of Mare Age and Reproductive Status on Embryo Recovery Rate and the Quality of Embryos Recovered in press, accepted into BSAS 2014 annual conference

Twigg-Flesner, A; Stephenson, H and Davies, E (2014) Maternal cortisol levels in Primiparous and Multiparous Thoroughbred mares during Abrupt Pasture Weaning in press, accepted into BSAS 2014 annual conference