Emma works for the Wales Centre for Public Policy where she leads research projects on social justice and communities, such as on loneliness and social isolation and on Wales’ recovery from the pandemic. She represents the Centre as part of the UK’s What Works network and has been involved in a variety of knowledge mobilisation projects across the network. She also sits on the Citizens Advice Cymru Committee, advising on Citizens Advice policy and delivery in Wales.
Previously, Emma worked for the Alliance for Useful Evidence, supporting third sector and public service organisations in Wales to use evidence effectively. Her background is in research in the charity sector, having worked for Step Up To Serve, the charity running the #iwill campaign which aims to increase participation in social action among young people. She is currently doing a PhD part-time at the University of Birmingham’s Third Sector Research Centre on an intersectional approach to working-class girls’ participation in social action.
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