Emma Stokes qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 [BSc Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin] and as a professional coach (executive and leadership) in 2015. While working as a clinical physiotherapist at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (1990-1996), she completed a post-graduate Diploma in Statistics in 1993 and MSc (Research) in 1995 both at Trinity College Dublin. She took up an academic position at Trinity College in 1996, completed a PhD in 2005 and a Master’s degree (MSc Mgmt, Business Administration) in the School of Business in 2008. She is an associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin [1996 to date]. She was elected as a Fellow of the College in 2012. In 2015, she was elected President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.