Emina is a speech-language pathologist and mental health clinician with extensive experience working with young people and their families across education, mental health and not-for-profit sectors. She works at La Trobe Rural Health School within the discipline of speech pathology as a teaching and research academic. She is involved in conducting a range of research projects in the areas of language, literacy and learning. Emina's teaching focus is on oral language and speech development, literacy, metalinguistics and social communication.
Emina has postgraduate qualifications in adolescent counselling, youth mental health (psychiatry) and public health. Emina provided research support to the National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check Expert Panel, appointed by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, former Minister for Education and Training in 2017. In 2018 Emina was one of five literacy experts appointed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver ‘Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia’, a professional development workshop series for school staff lead by Dr Tanya Serry.