Introducing Emer Maguire

Presenter. Musical comedian.
Event Mc. Trainer. Keynote Speaker.
Science Communicator.

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Who am i?

Emer Maguire is passionate about communication and presenting. Emer is an international award winning science communicator, and a double Irish Radio award-winning BBC presenter. She is a four time TEDx speaker, a conference and event MC, presenter of the podcast ‘Elementary My Dear’ and a musical comedian with a sold out Edinburgh Fringe run under her belt. Emer is also a qualified and practicing Speech and Language Therapist. In other words, she loves communicating in any way she can. With years of experience in a multitude of mediums, Emer is a communications expert. She has developed and delivered communication workshops for universities, private organisations and companies, and the public.

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What I do

Presenter, Broadcaster and Podcaster

Emer is the award winning presenter of several BBC radio shows, including 'Science and Stuff with Emer Maguire' on BBC Radio Ulster, and 'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks' on BBC Radio Four.
In 2018, she won IMRO awards for Specialist Speech Broadcaster of the Year, and New Presenter of the Year.

Emer is also co-creator, writer and presenter of the five star rated podcast 'Elementary My Dear'.

Emer is also a regular commentator and panellist on a variety of BBC radio shows across the UK.


Communication training creator and facilitator


As well as being a presenter, a comedian, a science communicator and a professional speaker, Emer is also a qualified and practicing Speech and Language Therapist. In other words, she loves communicating in any way she can. With years of experience in a multitude of mediums, Emer is a communications expert. She has developed and delivered communication workshops for universities, private organisations and companies, and the public. Get in touch if your company is interested in a fun, interactive, inspiring and professional communication training course, or if you require one to one sessions to present the best version of yourself when it matters most.

Event MC and speaker

Emer is a fun, quirky, quick witted, relaxed and professional event host.
In the past few years, she has been the MC at many high profile events across science, tech, arts and culture.

Some events include hosting the Thinking Digital Women conference in Newcastle. hosting a 20 event series for Catalyst Inc looking at the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and hosting the Women in Tech conference in 2020 in Titanic Belfast.

Emer has also been a speaker and keynote at many prolific events. She is a four time. TEDx speaker, and has travelled the world giving unique keynotes. Emer is also an in demand interval act, using her musical comedy to give a unique vibe to any event.


Musical comedian and songwriter

Emer Maguire flawlessly blends laugh out loud musical comedy, science, and Northern Irish charm.

Her debut solo show Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans enjoyed a sell-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hilarious Humans takes an uproariously funny (and sometimes scientific) look at the oddities of human behaviour through Emer’s ingenious musical comedy. From the nuances of being a middle child, to social awkwardness and online dating, Emer explores what it means to be human.
In summer 2020, Emer will announce where she is taking her hit show Hilarious Humans next.

When Emer's not on stage, she also writes songs as theme tunes for podcasts and radio shows, as well as bespoke and custom songs for companies.

Science Communicator

Emer is an international award winning science communicator and a lover of all things science and tech.

In 2015, Emer was named best science communicator in the UK when she won the prestigious science communication competition, FameLab UK.

In 2017, she travelled to Kazakhstan to represent Northern Ireland and the UK at the World Expo. There, she won International Science Stars and gained a world champion science communicator title.

Since then, Emer has engaged audiences around the world in science, bringing her science themed shows to locations such as Bulgaria, Poland, Dublin, Glasgow and London.

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