Dr Emma Dymock teaches classes in Celtic Studies in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is an editor, researcher, and writer, specialising in the field of Scottish Gaelic literature and culture and the Scottish Literary Renaissance. Her PhD thesis (2008) focussed on the political and landscape symbolism in the poetry of Sorley MacLean and she has published widely in this area, co-editing Caoir Gheal Leumraich/White Leaping Flame: Sorley Maclean, Collected Poems (Polygon, 2011) with Christopher Whyte, as well as editing Naething Dauntit: the Collected Poems of Douglas Young (Zeticula, 2016). She has edited and contributed chapters and articles to numerous books on Scottish literature, drama and prose. She is co-editor of Scottish Religious Poetry from the Sixth Century to the Present with Linden Bicket and Alison Jack, which will be published by Saint Andrew Press in 2024. She is currently editing for publication the correspondence between Sorley MacLean and Douglas Young.

She has served as a Council member for the Association for Scottish Literature (ASL) and she is currently on the ASL Education Committee, where she contributes teaching notes and teaching materials such as the Sorley MacLean Scotnote.