Emma Hambling graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in Business and Hispanic Studies. After a period spent in Spain to perfect her language skills, she returned to the UK to complete a postgraduate qualification in Primary Education with a specialist in….. (you guessed it!) Spanish. Since then she has taught Key Stages 2 and 3 at schools in the UK, Spain, Qatar and China.

Emma is passionate about learning how behaviours develop, how feelings influence behaviour, and the impact positive wellbeing can have on a child’s development. Her work internationally and as the mother of a ‘Third Culture Kid’ has also developed her interest in the environmental influences on cognition and more specifically on the impact of global mobilisation and transition in both education and social development. This led to her desire to increase this knowledge through her current studies towards a Msc in Psychology.

Emma  has made the move to Penang with her husband and son, who will be joining Year 5 at Stonyhurst. As a family they enjoy spending time outdoors exploring, most weekends they can be found at the beach or hiking the trails near where they live. They enjoy running and, after spending lots of time on the sidelines watching her husband and son competing in triathlons, she is becoming a reluctant triathlete too!