Bachelor, University Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1979; Master of Arts, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1984; Postgrad., University Texas, Austin, since 1986.
Bus conductor East Midland Motors, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, 1975-1976. Teaching assistant McGill University, 1981-1982. Executive officer Department Health and Social Security, Sheffield, 1984-1986.
Teaching assistant, instructor department philosophy University Texas, Austin, 1986—1994. Visiting assistant professor, department philosophy Southwestern University, 1995—1996. Assistant professor Alfred University, Alfred, New York, 1996—2001, associate professor, 2001-2006, professor since 2006.
Emrys Westacott married to Victoria Valentine Cobb on 19 July in 1985. They have two children, Sophie and Emily.