Emina's background is in speech-language pathology, education, child and adolescent psychiatry, and public health. She is a Senior Researcher at the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO), the English Leader at a Victorian primary school, and an Adjunct Lecturer (Literacy), Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Lab member, and doctoral student at La Trobe University. Emina also works as a professional learning provider, consultant, and coach in schools across Australia.
Emina's interests are evidence-based practice in education, language and literacy instruction, cognition, mental health, pedagogy, professional learning, and the speech pathology-teaching interface in schools. She is passionate about working with teachers to develop rigorous literary assessment and instructional practices.