Dr Emmanuel graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School and obtained her early medical and Cardiology training in South East Scotland. She then undertook formal research at the University of Oxford successfully completing a DPhil. She worked in Pharmacology with Prof David Smith at the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing and worked jointly with Professor Clarke and Prof Radda in the Cardiac Metabolism Research Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Her work focussed on the investigation of the metabolic basis for cognitive function and investigation of the metabolic basis for myocardial failure and insulin resistance. She also worked to develop magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques for investigation of brain, myocardial and skeletal muscle energetics. Her clinical work was carried out at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Her work was funded British Heart Foundation. During her time in Oxford she also maintained clinical cardiology training by carrying out weekly cardiology clinics and trained in performing and reporting clinical Cardiac MRI.
After completion of research Dr Emmanuel returned to full time Cardiology training in South East Scotland and spent the final year of training in Southampton specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She spent a further 16 months as Senior Clinical Fellow in Adult Congenital Disease at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham including training in cardiac MRI in Congenital Heart Disease.
Dr Emmanuel started as locum Consultant Cardiologist with specialist interest in Congenital Heart Disease at Guys and St Thomas’s Foundation Trust in February 2015 and made substantive in September 2016. As well as practicing both Adult Congenital Heart Disease including specialist MRI lists and General Cardiology, she also developed a further specialist interest in Aortopathy. Dr Emmanuel runs a specialist joint service with Clinical Genetics and this is integrated into the wider Aorto-vascular services. She contributes to the development of both Congenital Heart Disease Services and Aorto-vascular services across South-East England. She is also a Board Member of the European Reference Network for Rare Vascular disease, serving in the Hereditary Thoracic Aneurysm Disease and Medium sized artery working groups.