Emma has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc with Distinction in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics. She has extensive experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods, with an intricate understanding of research design, fieldwork, and synthesising statistical analysis to produce coherent interpretations and conclusions.
“The opportunity to work across such a wide range of sectors, translating qualitative and quantitative findings into tangible change for individuals, families and communities, is one of the most gratifying elements of working at Cordis Bright.”
Emma’s research skills include:
- Conducting robustly rigorous statistical analysis on large datasets, utilising quantitative methods such as statistical mediation and regression-based hypothesis testing to identify causality.
- Qualitative consultation with a range of groups including stakeholders, staff, children and service users, using a range of techniques such as semi-structured interviews and focus groups.
- Comprehensive analysis of academic journals and commercial reports to create in-depth literature reviews.
- Designing research tools including surveys, interview topic guides and logic models.
- Analysing data and qualitative responses to produce concise, accessible and coherent reports with actionable insights and conclusions.
Emma's recent and current projects include:
- Evaluation of Barnardo's See, Hear, Respond programme, a national Department for Education funded programme which utilised a network of organisations from across the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to provide support to children and young people adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Evaluation of the Centre for Responsible Credit's COVID-19 Financial Shield, a programme whereby Primary Care Networks, social prescribing teams, local authorities and social housing providers in Lambeth and Southwark are seeking to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on those with, or at risk of developing, long term health conditions and financial problems.
- Evaluation of a multi-site programme to reduce highly localised violence in different areas in a city through developing local solutions with the community and grassroots organisations. Core aspects of this evaluation include co-production with local communities affected by the programme, feeding in action learning as the programme progresses, and building evidence of ‘what works’.
- Evaluation of City and Hackney CCG's Neighbourhoods programme. This utilised a population health management, place-based approach to health and social care delivery across eight neighbourhoods in City of London and Hackney.
- Evaluation of a regional programme in Wales aiming to divert women and young adults away from the criminal justice system and into support.
- Research into parents/carers of children at risk of being involved with violence, analysing the themes in need for parents/carers; mapping the current landscape of parent/carer support provision; and triangulating evidence to form conclusions on the potential effectiveness of parent/carer support for violence reduction.
- Evaluation of the extent to which those from ethnic minority backgrounds are engaging with a mental health service in London. This assessed barriers and solutions to engagement stemming from access, therapy adaptations, engagement with communities, and workforce and staffing.
Prior to joining Cordis Bright, Emma worked in Human Resources at a housing association, analysing employee data and providing technical training to her colleagues. Emma also has extensive voluntary experience with organisations seeking to help vulnerable children and those experiencing homelessness.