|Alma mater||University of Bristol University of Cardiff|
Emily Wilson is the editor of New Scientist magazine. Appointed in early 2018, she is the first woman to become editor in the publication's 62-year history. Wilson was previously assistant editor of The Guardian newspaper and editor of Guardian Australia.
Wilson graduated from the University of Bristol in 1991 with a first-class degree in Chemistry. Afterwards, she spent a short time as English teacher in Malawi before taking a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the University of Cardiff.
Emily Wilson worked as a reporter at the Bristol Evening Post, then worked for the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail. In 1999, Wilson joined The Guardian as a health editor. She became assistant features editor in 2001. Between 2012 and 2014, she was responsible for all the UK digital content and editor of the UK homepage. In 2014, Wilson was appointed editor of Guardian Australia. As assistant editor at The Guardian, Wilson was responsible for the coverage global stories, including science, environment, health and technology.