Despite growing up with a dream of becoming veterinary surgeon, Emma Dair says that when she discovered a talent for technology it just “clicked”. She was strong at maths at school but didn’t like statistics. However, when she was able to apply statistics to animals it kept her passion alive.

Emma grew up on a dairy farm in England where they also had horses. She studied equine biomechanics which looks at how horses move, how they are put together and treating injuries. Emma moved to Ireland 20 years ago to take up a job with the Department of Agriculture in Clonakilty.